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Iris Adrian


Early 20th century film actress who starred in Lady of Burlesque in 1943 as well as the Love Bug in 1968. She started her entertainment profession by earning a LA beauty pageant. She became known on her behalf function in the 1968 film Unusual Few. Her husbands included Charles Over, George Jay and Ray Murphy. She acquired a supporting function in the 1948 film The Paleface with Bob Wish .

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Full Name Iris Adrian
Date Of Birth May 29, 1912
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.63 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Charles Over, Ray "Fido" Murphy, Charles Over, Ray "Fido" Murphy
Parents Florence V. Hostetter, Adrian Earl Hostetter
Movies The Love Bug, The Odd Couple, Lady of Burlesque, The Paleface, Blue Hawaii, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Our Relations, Road to Zanzibar, The Errand Boy, Herbie Goes Bananas, Roxie Hart, Un Viernes de Miedo, Shake Hands with Murder, The Woman in the Window, My Favorite Spy, Swing Hostess, The Bamboo Blonde, I'm from Arkansas, The Shaggy D.A., The Fast and the Furious, The Barefoot Executive, Career Girl, Bluebeard, Juke Box Jenny, Hard Guy, Murder at Glen Athol, That Darn Cat!, Scandalous John, I Killed That Man, Highway Dragnet, Once a Thief, It's a Pleasure, The Stork Club, Million Dollar Kid, Hers to Hold, Spotlight Scandals, Gold Diggers of 1937, Submarine Base, Crime Wave, Stop That Cab, Vacation in Reno, Lady Luck, Philo Vance Returns, Mister Cinderella, Ladies' Day, Trail of the Yukon, Blondie's Hero, Tough Assignment, The Lovable Cheat, Sky Dragon, Hi-Jacked
TV Shows The Ted Knight Show
Star Sign Gemini

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1She was married three times. Her first two ended in divorce, but her last marriage to football star Ray (Fido) Murphy lasted over 30 years. She had no children.
2Appeared on several radio programs, including serving as a regular on "The Abbott and Costello Show".
3Suffered a broken hip during the January 17 1994 Northridge (California) earthquake and died of complications exactly eight months later. She was interred at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.
4Won the title of Miss Lake Arrowhead in 1929.
5Attended Miss Page's School for Girls in Los Angeles.
6She has an entry in: 'The Versatiles: A Study of Supporting Character Actors and Actresses in the American Motion Picture, 1930-1955', written by Aldred E. Towney and Arthur F. McClure, published in 1969.
7She has an entry in: 'The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia' written by Glenn Mitchell, published in 1996.



Steppin' in Society1945Shirley
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous1945Martha
It's a Pleasure1945Wilma
Bluebeard1944Mimi Robert
The Woman in the Window1944Streetwalker (uncredited)
I'm from Arkansas1944Doris
Swing Hostess1944Marge O'Day
The Singing Sheriff1944Lefty
Once Upon a Time1944Theatregoer (uncredited)
Shake Hands with Murder1944Patsy Brent
Million Dollar Kid1944Mazie Dunbar
Career Girl1944Glenda Benton
His Butler's Sister1943Sunshine Twin
Spotlight Scandals1943Bernice
Submarine Base1943Dorothy
Hers to Hold1943Arlene
Action in the North Atlantic1943Jenny O'Hara (uncredited)
Lady of Burlesque1943Gee Gee Graham
Taxi, Mister1943Diner Waitress
Ladies' Day1943Kitty McClouen
He's My Guy1943Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Calaboose1943Gert, aka Ma, Sluggy's Moll
The Crystal Ball1943Mrs. Angela Martin (uncredited)
Highways by Night1942Blonde Chorine
Orchestra Wives1942Wisecracking Blonde in Bus Station (uncredited)
Moonlight Masquerade1942Contestant (uncredited)
Fingers at the Window1942Babe Stanton (uncredited)
Juke Box Jenny1942Jinx Corey
To the Shores of Tripoli1942Okay's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Rings on Her Fingers1942Peggy
Roxie Hart1942'Two-Gun' Gertie Baxter
I Killed That Man1941Verne Drake
Swing It Soldier1941Dena Maxwellton
New York Town1941Toots O'Day (uncredited)
Hard Guy1941Goldie Duvall
Sing Another Chorus1941Francine La Verne
Wild Geese Calling1941Mazie
Too Many Blondes1941Hortense Kent
Road to Zanzibar1941French Soubrette
The Lady from Cheyenne1941Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Horror Island1941Arleen Grady
Meet the Chump1941Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Go West1940Mary Lou (uncredited)
Meet the Wildcat1940Jail Cell Blonde
Back Door to Heaven1939Sugar, Burlesque Dancer
...One Third of a Nation...1939Myrtle
Man to Man1937Short
Gold Diggers of 19371936Verna (uncredited)
Mister Cinderella1936Lil, Maizie's Friend
Our Relations1936Alice
Lady Luck1936Rita
Stage Struck1936Ms. LaRue (uncredited)
One Rainy Afternoon1936Cashier (uncredited)
Murder at Glen Athol1936Muriel Randel
Grand Exit1935Diane, First Secretary (uncredited)
The Gay Deception1935Gettel's Wife (uncredited)
Stolen Harmony1935Sunny Verne
Rumba1935Goldie Allen
College Cuties1930ShortIris
Don't Give Up1930Short
Midnight Daddies1930Model (uncredited)
The Freshman's Goat1930Short
Let's Go Native1930Chorine (uncredited)
Paramount on Parade1930Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Lord Byron of Broadway1930Lady In The Audience (uncredited)
The Vagabond King1930Extra (uncredited)
Whirls and Girls1929Short4th Girl (unconfirmed)
Chasing Husbands1928Short
The Love Boat1978-1986TV SeriesEmma Baxter / The Amazing Alonzo Groupie
Herbie Goes Bananas1980Loud American Wife
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MovieCandy Store Proprietor
Trapper John, M.D.1980TV SeriesCaterer
Getting Married1978TV MovieNeighbor
The Ted Knight Show1978TV SeriesDottie
Freaky Friday1976Bus Passenger
The Shaggy D.A.1976Manageress
Gus1976Fan's Wife
No Deposit, No Return1976Housewife
Phyllis1975TV SeriesMrs. Sadowski
The Apple Dumpling Gang1975Poker Polly
The Doris Day Show1970-1971TV SeriesMrs. Miggins / Roxie Harris
Scandalous John1971Mavis
The Barefoot Executive1971Woman Shopper
Adam-121971TV SeriesWaitress
The Love Bug1968Carhop
The Odd Couple1968Waitress
The Lucy Show1967TV SeriesHard Head Hogan
The Beverly Hillbillies1965-1966TV SeriesMarita / Wife - Marge
Alice Through the Looking Glass1966TV MovieTiger Lily
That Darn Cat!1965Landlady
Get Smart1965TV SeriesMrs. Dawson
Green Acres1965TV SeriesMrs. Bennett
Petticoat Junction1965TV SeriesMary Sills
The Munsters1964TV SeriesThe Woman
The Jack Benny Program1953-1964TV SeriesIris / Weber's Secretary / Abby - Waitress / ...
Fate Is the Hunter1964Woman (uncredited)
Arrest and Trial1964TV SeriesMolly
Going My Way1963TV SeriesMrs. Wojack
The Errand Boy1961Anastasia Anastasia, Actress
Blue Hawaii1961Enid Garvey
The Detectives1961TV SeriesMillie
The Buccaneer1958Capt. Brown's Frowsy Wench
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1958TV SeriesRuby Page
Carnival Rock1957Celia
The Helen Morgan Story1957Louise Jensen - Secretary (uncredited)
Sugarfoot1957TV SeriesWaitress
The Lineup1956TV SeriesSally McGraw
So You Want to Be Pretty1956ShortMabel - Nurse (uncredited)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1956TV SeriesMacey
So This Is Hollywood1955TV Series
The Fast and the Furious1955Wilma Belding, Waitress
So You Want to Know Your Relatives1954ShortBubbles LaVonne (uncredited)
Highway Dragnet1954Dolly
Take the High Ground!1953Mrs. Butterfly (scenes deleted)
Crime Wave1953Hastings' Girlfriend (uncredited)
Summer Theatre1953TV Series
The Abbott and Costello Show1952TV SeriesLady with Umbrella / Woman Who Slaps Lou
Carson City1952Saloon Girl in Fight (uncredited)
Heebie Gee-Gees1952ShortWally's Wife
Racket Squad1952TV Series
My Favorite Spy1951Lola
G.I. Jane1951Lt. Adrian
The Scarf1951Floozy (uncredited)
Stop That Cab1951Lucy
Hunt the Man Down1950Marie (uncredited)
Foy Meets Girl1950Short
Once a Thief1950Pearl
Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance1950Miss Tuttle
Blondie's Hero1950Mae
There's a Girl in My Heart1949Lulu Troy
Bodyhold1949Aggie (uncredited)
Always Leave Them Laughing1949Julie Adams
Tough Assignment1949Gloria
The Woman on Pier 131949Club Waitress (uncredited)
Trail of the Yukon1949Paula
Mighty Joe Young1949Gloria (uncredited)
The Lovable Cheat1949Madame Mercadet
Flamingo Road1949Blanche - Inmate of Women's Prison (uncredited)
The Sky Dragon1949Wanda LaFern
My Dream Is Yours1949Peggy (uncredited)
Miss Mink of 19491949Mrs. McKelvey
The Paleface1948Pepper
Out of the Storm1948Ginger
How to Clean House1948ShortIsabella, The Maid
Smart Woman1948Newspaper Columnist (uncredited)
The Trouble with Women1947Rita La May
Love and Learn1947New Danceland Hostess (uncredited)
Philo Vance Returns1947Maggie McCarthy Blendon, aka Choo-choo Divine
Fall Guy1947Mrs. Ed Sindell
Cross My Heart1946Miss Baggart
Vacation in Reno1946Bunny Wells
The Bamboo Blonde1946Montana Jones
The Stork Club1945Gwen
Road to Alcatraz1945Louise Rogers



Always Leave Them Laughing1949performer: "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" 1932, "This Is Not Goodbye" 1949 - uncredited
The Paleface1948performer: "Meetcha Round The Corner"
The Trouble with Women1947performer: "Trap That Wolf"
The Bamboo Blonde1946performer: "Right Along about Evening"
Swing Hostess1944performer: "Highway Polka"
His Butler's Sister1943performer: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" - uncredited
Juke Box Jenny1942performer: "Swing To Mother Goose"
Sing Another Chorus1941performer: "Boogie Woogie Boogie Man"



The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Hollywood Palace1968TV SeriesHerself
Gypsy1967TV SeriesHerself
That Regis Philbin Show1964TV SeriesHerself
Varieties on Parade1951Herself
Texaco Star Theatre1950TV SeriesHerself - Comic Actress

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The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics2008TV Movie documentary
A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel & Hardy1992TV Special documentaryAlice (uncredited)
The Laurel and Hardy Show1986TV SeriesAlice (1986)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1973-1982TV SeriesHousewife / Bus Passenger / Shopper / ...
The Best of Laurel and Hardy1968Alice (uncredited)
Yukon Gold1952Saloon Singer (uncredited)
Two Knights from Brooklyn1949Diner Waitress (uncredited)

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