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Irene Bordoni


French-born celebrity and vocalist who appeared within the Broadway creation of Cole Porter’s Paris and in the nationwide tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific. She was a kid actor, executing on stage in Paris and in silent movies. She debuted on Broadway within a creation known as Broadway to Paris. She actually is credited because the initial interpreter of several popular music, including “REPEAT” and “Let’s Misbehave.” She was created to Italian parents over the French isle of Corsica. She and Bob Wish appeared within a 1941 film entitled Louisiana Buy.

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Full Name Irène Bordoni
Date Of Birth January 16, 1885
Died March 19, 1953, United States of America
Place Of Birth France
Profession Stage Actress
Nationality French, American
Spouse E. Ray Goetz, Edgar Becman
Movies Louisiana Purchase, The Show of Shows, Paris, Le traquenard, Du Barry Did All Right
Star Sign Capricorn

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1 Popular Broadway star of the 1920s, most notably in Cole Porter's "Paris," a role she repeated on film in 1929. Well into her fifties, she made a successful stage comeback when she took over the unlikely role of "Bloody Mary" in the Broadway production of "South Pacific."



Musical Comedy Time 1951 TV Series Madame Bordelaise
Louisiana Purchase 1941 Madame Yvonne Bordelaise
Du Barry Did All Right 1937 Short Irene Wainwright (as Irene Bordoni)
Paris in New York 1936 Short Irene
The Show of Shows 1929 Performer in 'Just for One Hour of Love' Number
Paris 1929 Vivienne Rolland
Le traquenard 1915
Le secret du châtelain 1914 Short
Le club des élégants 1912 Short
Le miracle des fleurs 1912 Short Colombine
La légende des tulipes d'or 1912 Short
Pierrot aime les roses 1910 Short



Du Barry Did All Right 1937 Short performer: "Oh, You Louie", "He Didn't Understand My English", "Du Barry Didn't Do So Bad" - uncredited
Just a Gigolo 1932 Short performer: "Just a Gigolo"
The Show of Shows 1929 performer: "Just an Hour of Love" 1929 - uncredited



Just a Gigolo 1932 Short Herself

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Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons 1995 Documentary Herself

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