Irene Ryan

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  • IreneRyan: I believe that color will make the ratings of "The Beverly Hillbillies" go up 100% next season.

Trivia (20)

  • During her earlier show business career(before Granny on "The Beverly Hillbillies"), Irene Ryan appeared in a number of "B" films scripted by her first husband Tim Ryan. In these films, Ms.Ryan usually was cast as a wisecracking, man-hungry old maid.

  • Irene Ryan and her first husband Tim Ryan had a radio show on NBC radio called "The Tim and Irene Show".

  • Irene Ryan often cheerfully said that she was virtually washed up in the entertainment business until she landed the role of Granny on "The Beverly Hillbillies".

  • It has been surmised by more than a few in the entertainment industry that producer Paul Henning may have more than casually based Irene Ryan's character of Granny from "The Beverly Hillbillies" on the character of Mammy Yokum from the comic strip "Li'l Abner".

  • Irene Ryan only had to read one line of script before she was hired to play the character of Granny on the "The Beverly Hillbillies".

  • Irene Ryan was the author of "Granny's Hillbilly Cookbook".

  • Irene Ryan was 5'3".

  • Irene Ryan toured with Orson Wells and Jimmy Durante, entertaining the troops during World War Two.

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