Irene Dunne’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 20, 1898

Death Date

September 4, 1990

Age of Death

91 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure


Movie Actress

The movie actress Irene Dunne died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

She played a strong Norwegian mother in I Remember Mama and was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in The Awful Truth. Her career lasted three decades, and in 1985 she received the Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award.

She married dentist Francis Griffin in 1928.



“And yet I think The White Cliffs of Dover one of my best films.” (Irene Dunne)


“You see I found I didn’t have to act to be happy.” (Irene Dunne)


“Years ago the public used to hound me but now I can go shopping in peace.” (Irene Dunne)


“So being two different people in one day unnerved me to no end.” (Irene Dunne)


“I’ll leave the swearing to the Jane Fondas.” (Irene Dunne)