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Irene Dunne, Happy Birthday! Born December 20th; 1898-1990

In 41 feature length films Irene Dunne received 5 Academy Award nominations, yet, not winning for any of her many Oscar worthy performances. Ms. Dunne was a leading actress from the get-go, in her debut in Leathernecking, in 1930; she was billed either 1 or 2 in each of her films, mostly with top billing. 119 more words

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On-screen affairs and abortions in the 1930s?

From my boomer perspective, I always envisioned that, aside from the out of control wild times of the flapper days, life in the first half of the 20th century was ruled by more prudes than even encountered in the late 1950s. 679 more words

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