Manning, Irene (1912–2004)

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Manning, Irene (1912–2004)

American stage and screen actress and lyric soprano. Name variations: Hope Manning. Born Inez Harvuot, July 17, 1912, in Cincinnati, Ohio; died of congestive heart failure, May 28, 2004, in San Carlos, CA; m. Clinton H. Green.

Under name Hope Manning, made stage debut as Margot in The Desert Song (1935), then starred in low-budget westerns opposite Gene Autry; as Irene Manning, signed with Warner's and appeared in such films as Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Big Shot, The Desert Song, Shine on Harvest Moon, The Doughgirls and Hollywood Canteen; made NY stage debut in The Day Before Spring (1945) and London film debut in I Lived in Grosvenor Square (1945).