Irene Hervey

Highest Rated: 95% Destry Rides Again (1939)
Lowest Rated: 83% Play Misty for Me (1971)
Birthday: Jul 11, 1909
Birthplace: Venice, California, USA
Likeable blonde leading lady Irene Hervey entered films as an MGM contract player in 1933. For her first few years before the camera, she did yeoman work as a bit player in features and supporting actress in MGM's short subjects. Free-lancing in the mid-1930s, Hervey worked her way up to leads; one of her more offbeat performances was as a Gilbert and Sullivan actress in 1936's The Girl Said No. From 1938 through 1943, Hervey worked at Universal, where she seemingly did everything she was asked: she appeared opposite James Stewart in the big-budget Destry Rides Again (1939), was top-billed in such "B"s as Frisco Lil (1942), looked frightened in the bottom-bill horror film Night Monster (1942), and even did a stint as a dauntless serial heroine in Gangbusters (1940). She took several years off to devote herself to her family, then returned before the cameras in supporting parts in the late 1940s. In 1965, Hervey was featured on a weekly basis as meddlesome Aunt Meg on the tongue-in-cheek private eye TV series Honey West. Married for several years to film star Allan Jones, Irene Hervey is the mother of singer Jack Jones.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Goliath Awaits Carrie (uncredited) 1981
83% Play Misty for Me Madge Brenner 1971
88% Cactus Flower Mrs. Durant 1969
No Score Yet Going Steady Grace Turner 1958
No Score Yet Teenage Rebel Helen McGowan 1956
No Score Yet A Cry in the Night Helen 1956
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline Belle Dorset 1949
No Score Yet Manhandled Mrs. Alton Bennet 1949
No Score Yet Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid Mrs. Polly Peabody 1948
No Score Yet Mickey Louise Williams 1948
No Score Yet Night Monster (House of Mystery) Dr. Lynne Harper 1942
No Score Yet Gang Busters Vicky Logan 1942
No Score Yet The Boys from Syracuse Adriana 1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish Heloise Casey 1940
95% Destry Rides Again Janice Tyndall 1939
No Score Yet East Side of Heaven Mona Barrett 1939
No Score Yet The Girl Said No (With Words and Music) Pearl Proctor / Peep-Bo 1937
No Score Yet Along Came Love Emmy Grant 1937
No Score Yet Three Godfathers Actor 1936
No Score Yet Absolute Quiet Mrs. Laura Tait 1936
No Score Yet Motive for Revenge Muriel Webster 1935
No Score Yet Hard Rock Harrigan "Andy" Anderson 1935
No Score Yet The Dude Ranger Ann Hepburn 1934
83% The Count of Monte Cristo Valentine 1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party Show Girl 1934
No Score Yet Three on a Honeymoon Millicent Wells 1934
No Score Yet Stranger's Return Nettie Crane 1933

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Mrs. Whitfield
  • 1968
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Martha Tillman
  • 1964

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