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Irene Ware (Irene Ahlberg)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
One of the many "also rans" or "might-have-beens" in 1930's Hollywood was a blonde beauty queen of Swedish/Austrian ancestry, named Irene Ware. She was actually born Irene Ahlberg in Pelham, New York and first plied her trade as a stenographer before other endeavours piqued her interest. Aged eighteen, she ran second in an International Beauty Contest (which went by the misnomer of 'Miss Universe') in Galveston, Texas. The $1000 prize money would have gone a long way to enabling her start in showbiz. She duly made it that very year, joining the ensemble of Earl Carroll's Sketchbook on Broadway. Read more...

Actor

Character: Princess Nadji

Chandu the Magician 1932

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Character: Princess Tania aka Catherine Bell

King Kelly of the U.S.A. 1934

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Character: Lila Lacey

You Belong to Me 1934

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Character: Daughter of the Royal House of Bocci

The Affairs of Cellini 1934

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