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Irene Ryan

Date of Death: April 26, 1973 (70)

Birth Place: El Paso, TX, USA

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Irene Ryan was an American actress and comedian who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television, and Broadway. She is most widely known for her portrayal of Daisy May "Granny" Moses, mother-in-law of Buddy Ebsen's character Jed Clampett on the long-running TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). She was nominated for Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1963 and 1964 for the role.

Irene Ryan STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
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Irene Ryan Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Irene Ryan , Pippin

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Anne Merino Headlines May Collaboration LAB

An award-winning screenwriter, choreographer and novelist, former internationally touring ballerina, and current adjunct faculty for William Jessup University, Anne Merino shares her work as the headliner of the May 26 Collaboration LAB.
Awardees Revealed For the 2024 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Awards

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted more than 125 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).
Writers, Actors, Comedians, and More to Perform at Placer Rep March Collaboration LAB

Between pre-booked guests and the open stage, Placer Rep's Collaboration LAB will serve up a variety of artistic, creative, and cultural offerings at its FREE show/event the fourth Sunday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cool River Pizza and Taphouse on the Rocklin/Roseville border.
Tipping Point Theatre to Present Michigan's First Production Of THE SQUIRRELS

Tipping Point Theatre will conclude its 16th theatrical season with the Michigan premiere production of The Squirrels by Robert Askins. Learn how to purchase tickets.
The Cell Theatre Unveils 2024-2025 Season Featuring Over 20 Resident Artists

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Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2024 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award Winners

Premiere Stages at Kean University announces the winners of the 2024 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards, recognizing Kean University student Riv Dabul and alumnus Dustin Ballard. Both winners will receive a cash prize and a developmental reading of their plays.
Rick Dildine Named Next Artistic Director of Children's Theatre Company

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) has named Rick Dildine to be their new Artistic Director. Dildine will assume the post on July 1, 2024.
Rick Dildine Named Next Artistic Director of Children's Theatre Company

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) has named Rick Dildine to be their new Artistic Director. Dildine will assume the post on July 1, 2024. He replaces Peter C. Brosius, who will depart CTC on June 30, 2024 after 27 years leading the organization.
THE PERFECT GAME: A SLAM DUNK NEW MUSICAL to Open Off-Broadway at Theatre Row

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Review: PIPPIN at BW Musical Theatre Program

What did our critic think of PIPPIN at BW Musical Theatre Program? In the Fall of 1971, while chaperoning a group of college students to New York, I saw PIPPIN, the Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics), Roger Hirson (book), Bob Fosse (director/choreographer) musical.  I had an instant love affair with the show!
Comedians Shannon Battle & Benjamin Warheit to Perform at Final 2023 Collaboration LAB

Comedians Shannon Battle & Benjamin Warheit headline the final 2023 Collaboration LAB at Placer Repertory Theater. Join them and other regional favorites for a night of comedy, networking, and creativity on October 22 at Cool River Pizza & Taphouse.
South Bend Symphony And Shakespeare At Notre Dame Unite for SHAKESPEARE'S DREAMS in November

Join the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and Shakespeare at Notre Dame on November 11 for an extraordinary event - Shakespeare's Dreams. This immersive performance combines Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sibelius's The Tempest with the words of William Shakespeare, promising an unforgettable evening of enchantment. Get your tickets now!
First Flight Theatre Company to Present MINA Beginning Next Month

First Flight Theatre Company will present MINA, adapted by Richard Width from Bram Stoker's DRACULA. Directed by Karen Eterovich, this production is part of the 2023 Days of the Dead Festival. Get ticket and event information here!
First Flight Theatre Company's MINA to Play 2023 Days of the Dead Festival at UNDER St. Marks

First Flight Theatre Company will present Mina adapted by Richard Width from Bram Stoker’s Dracula directed by Karen Eterovich. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!
Gamm Announces 2023/24 Season Fellows

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) will welcome three new fellows to its 2023-24 Gamm Fellowship Program.
Danny K. Bernstein's WINGS to Receive World Premiere At Drake University

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Southwest Shakespeare Announces New Leadership

Southwest Shakespeare Company (SSC) today announced two leadership changes. The board has elected Laurie Goldstein President of the Board of Directors, and appointed Grant Mudge to the position of Executive Director beginning with its 2023/24 Season, which is the company's 30th anniversary. A well-respected and renowned leader of Shakespeare companies across the US, Mudge succeeds Mary Way, who stepped away from the position last year.
Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Premieres HAMLET 50/50, August 17

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival has announced Hamlet 50/50, a new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic drama, performing August 17-27, 2023 in the beautiful Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. 
What Are The Smallest Parts to Win Tony Awards?

While the large majority of those who have won Tony Awards for performances on Broadway have put in significant stage time in their roles, there are a few notable exceptions. Who are the artists who impressed Tony voters so much that they won their trophies, even with relatively minimal stage time?
Placer Rep to Host Artist Solomon Bassoff, Musicians, and More at May's LAB

Solomon Bassoff of Faducci will headline at Placer Rep's May 28 Collaboration LAB, joined by musicians, writers, comedians, designers and open stage performers and presenters, held in the event room at Cool River Pizza & Taphouse in Rocklin.

Irene Ryan FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Irene Ryan been in?

Irene Ryan has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Irene Ryan been in?

Irene Ryan has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Irene Ryan been nominated for?

Irene Ryan has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role in "Pippin".

What awards has Irene Ryan won?

Irene Ryan has won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role in "Pippin".

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