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Renie Riano

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Biography

London, England, UK
As the daughter of British stage actress Irene Riano (1871-1940), character player Renie Riano had all the earmarks of a show biz career. She loved an audience, she loved singing, and she loved to make people laugh. She began things off toplining in vaudeville shows and music halls as "Baby Irene" in a mother/daughter act. A spirited performer in Broadway musicals, she entered films in 1937 and was immediately typed into playing shrill, viper-tongued wives, domestics, and other similar matrons, making patented use of her indomitable, rubbery, sharp-faced features. Read more...

Actor

Character: Madame Courtois

Tovarich 1937

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Character: Mrs. Pinkel

Men Are Such Fools 1938

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Character: Ugly Saleswoman

The Women 1939

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Character: Effie Schneider - Drew Housekeeper

Nancy Drew... Reporter 1939

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Character: Chick's Pilot Girlfriend

Tail Spin 1939

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Character: Effie Schneider

Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter 1939

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Character: Miss Pilchard

Kit Carson 1940

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Character: 'Junior's' Mother

Oh Johnny, How You Can Love 1940

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Character: Ross's Secretary

Unfinished Business 1941

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Character: Karen Vadja

Ice-Capades 1941

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Character: Aunt Emma, aka Faro Fanny

You're the One 1941

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Character: Christina Kellogg - Housekeeper

Man from Music Mountain 1943

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Character: Spinster Exiting Bathhouse

Can't Help Singing 1944

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Character: Ms. Tobin

Jam Session 1944

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Character: Lady Ruxton

The Picture of Dorian Gray 1945

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Character: Studio Waitress

Anchors Aweigh 1945

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Character: Lorene Smith

The Time of Your Life 1948

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Character: Old Lady #2

Bikini Beach 1964

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