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Irene Ryan

 
Irene Ryan Headshot
Date Of Birth:
October 17, 1902
Date Of Death:
April 26, 1973 (70)
Birth Place:
El Paso, TX, USA
Bio:
Ryan was an American actress and comedienne 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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Irene Ryan Headshot
Date of Birth: October 17, 1902
Date of Death: April 26, 1973 (70)

Birth Place: El Paso, TX, USA

Bio:
Ryan was an American actress and comedienne 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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
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Irene Ryan Biography

Ryan was an American actress and comedienne 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 Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Irene Ryan , Pippin

Irene Ryan News

BETWEEN TWO KNEES Sketch Comedy Show Announced At McCarter Theatre Photo BETWEEN TWO KNEES Sketch Comedy Show Announced At McCarter Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2023

​​​​​​​McCarter invites audiences to start the New Year laughing with the outrageously funny and wickedly subversive tale of familial love, loss and connection: Between Two Knees, by acclaimed intertribal sketch comedy troupe The 1941's and directed by Eric Ting.

Feature: Chanel Bragg Talks Leadership Role, Equity and Representation, THE GLASS MEN Photo Feature: Chanel Bragg Talks Leadership Role, Equity and Representation, THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Arizona Theatre Company
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Jan 6, 2023

American regional theaters have seen significant changes since the pandemic began. Reeling from a revenue loss of more than $3 billion since the Covid shutdown (SMU Data Arts), the industry has struggled to establish a new normal, with many redefining their programming in the apprehension of a vague future.

John Rubenstein Celebrates Pippin's 50th Anniversary On MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES Next Photo John Rubenstein Celebrates Pippin's 50th Anniversary On MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

The next broadcast of Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Steven Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's Tony Award winning musical PIPPIN, featuring interviews with Tony Award winner John Rubenstein and songs from the original Broadway cast recording with special narration by Tony Award nominee Walter Willison.

Video: Watch a Sneak Peek of FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE at Lyric Stage Photo Video: Watch a Sneak Peek of FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE at Lyric Stage Company Of Boston
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine by Lynn Nottage is playing at Lyric Stage Company Of Boston through Sunday, October 9. Watch a sneak peek here!

Placer Repertory Theater Announces Cast for GHOSTS OF PLACER COUNTY Photo Placer Repertory Theater Announces Cast for GHOSTS OF PLACER COUNTY
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022

Placer Repertory Theater has announced the cast for the Ghosts of Placer County mainstage world premiere, which performs the first two weekends of October in Roseville.

Lyric Stage Company Of Boston Presents FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE Photo Lyric Stage Company Of Boston Presents FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2022

​​​​​​​Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine by Lynn Nottage and directed by Dawn M. Simmons kicks off Lyric Stage's 2022/23 season with a universal story about trying to make a life of your own while reconciling and making peace with your past, your family, and the perception of the place you hold in the world.

Placer Rep Show RIFTS IN TIME Returns July 24, Reveals Info About The Villain Photo Placer Rep Show RIFTS IN TIME Returns July 24, Reveals Info About The Villain
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2022

Hear, see, experience, jump up and take part in unique stories from true history, and learn more this month about the villain who is tearing the fabric of time at the July 24 show RIFTS IN TIME.

Kennedy Center Hosts American College Theater Festival National Awards; Plus Finalist Photo Kennedy Center Hosts American College Theater Festival National Awards; Plus Finalists and Award Winners
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts virtually hosted more than 125 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. 

 Photo Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre To Welcome The Clampetts in THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES â€" THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2022

Since the theatre first opened its doors in 1996, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has become known for bringing both classic musicals, as well as area and regional premieres  to the stage. 

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Anne Runolfsson and Tess Adams Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Anne Runolfsson and Tess Adams
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 28, 2022

Today’s subjects Anne Runolfsson and Tess Adams are currently living their theatre lives performing in their mother/daughter self-created show about the ups and downs of being in show business entitled The Story Goes On. You can see these crazily talented ladies in action April 29th at the New Spire Arts’ Ausherman Theatre in Frederick, Maryland.

Irene Ryan Videos

The Studio Theatre Wraps Season with RED Videoplay
The Studio Theatre Wraps Season with RED

by Julie Musbach - Jan 10, 2018

In March, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open the fourth and final production of its second season with John Logan's six time Tony Award winning play, Red.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/16- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2016

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.

BWW TV: BRIGHT STAR's Hannah Elless Sings The Star-Spangled Banner at Mets Game
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2016

Broadway's Hannah Elless, from the hit musical BRIGHT STAR, performed the National Anthem at last night's METS Game against the Cincinnati Reds. Click below to watch her sing The Star-Spangled Banner, plus follow this link for photos!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/23/15- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2015

Today in 1972, Pippin opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/15- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2015

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/23- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2014

Today in 1972, Pippin opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/12- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2014

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at New CBS Comedy BAD TEACHER
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 2, 2014

Below, get a first look at the new CBS comedy BAD TEACHER, premiering Thursday, April 24 (9:31-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/23- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2013

Today in 1972, Pippin opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/12- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2013

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.


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?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pippin .

What awards has Irene Ryan won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pippin.