Irene Ryan (10/17/02 - 4/26/73) American actress, one of the few entertainers who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television and Broadway. Related to us through the Rhyne family line.

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Irene Ryan, most famous for her later role as Granny Clampet on "The Beverly Hillbillies"

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Irene Ryan was born Jessie Irene Noblett in San Francisco, California, the daughter of James Merritt Noblett and Catherine "Katie" McSharry. Her father was from North Carolina and her mother was a native of Ireland. She had one sister, Anna

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irene ryan | Irene Ryan | Granny on Beverly Hillbillies!!!! Out of costume. 8^)

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