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Irene Purcell (1896–1972)

Irene Purcell was born on August 7, 1896 in Whiting, Indiana, USA as Irene Mary Purcell. She was an actress, known for The Passionate Plumber (1932), The Man in Possession (1931) and Just a Gigolo (1931). She was married to Herbert Fisk Johnson Jr. She died on July 9, 1972 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. See full bio »


(age 75) in Racine, Wisconsin, USA

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Known For

The Passionate Plumber Patricia Jardine
The Man in Possession Crystal Wetherby
Just a Gigolo Roxana Hartley
Westward Passage Baroness Diane von Stael


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 1932 The Crooked Circle
Thelma Parker
 1932 Bachelor's Affairs
Jane Remington
 1932 Westward Passage
Baroness Diane von Stael
 1932 The Passionate Plumber
Patricia Jardine
 1931 The Man in Possession
Crystal Wetherby
 1931 Just a Gigolo
Roxana Hartley
 1929 Just One Word (Short)

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Stage Play: The New Poor. Comedy. Written by Cosmo Hamilton. Playhouse Theatre: 7 Jan 1924- Feb 1924 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Anita Booth, Lillian Kemble-Cooper, Beth Franklin, Myra Franklyn, Lyn Harding, Norma Mitchell, Irene Purcell (as "Constance Welby") [Broadway debut], Ralph Sipperly, Morton Stevens [Broadway ... See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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In the 1940's, she sold Fancy Rock Island (off Rockport shores) to another actress, Joan Marlowe, for $1 million. Subsequently, later she married Herbert F. Johnson, the chairman of the Johnson Wax Company and moved to Wisconsin to live in a 14,000 square foot home designed by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. See more »

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