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Renie Riano

Highest Rated: 100% The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Lowest Rated: 33% Pajama Party (1964)

Birthday: Aug 7, 1899

Birthplace: Not Available

The daughter of British actress Irene Riano, young Renie Riano headlined in music halls and vaudeville as "Baby Irene." As an adult, Riano's unusual appearance assured her steady work as a character comedienne. She was featured in several Broadway productions, notably Irving Berlin's Music Box Revue, before entering films in 1937. Amidst dozens of cameos and bits, she played the recurring role of sardonic maidservant Effie Schneider in Warner Bros.' Nancy Drew series, and starred as Maggie opposite Joe Yule Sr.'s Jiggs in a late-'40s Monogram series based on the comic strip Bringing up Father. Active until 1966, Renie Riano's later assignments included a frantic maid in the American-International musicomedy Pajama Party (1964) and an amorous ghost in a first-season episode of TV's Green Acres.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Fireball 500 Herman's Wife 1966
No Score Yet Three on a Couch Actor 1966
80% The Family Jewels Plane Passenger 1965
33% Pajama Party Maid 1964
No Score Yet As Young as You Feel Harpist 1951
No Score Yet The Time of Your Life Blind date 1948
No Score Yet Bad Bascomb Lucy Lovejoy 1946
No Score Yet So Goes My Love Emily 1946
No Score Yet A Song for Miss Julie Mrs. Calhoun 1945
62% Anchors Aweigh Waitress 1945
93% The Picture of Dorian Gray Lady Ruxton 1945
No Score Yet None But the Lonely Heart Flo 1944
No Score Yet Take It or Leave It Mrs. Bramble 1944
No Score Yet Blondie for Victory Miss Clabber 1942
No Score Yet You Belong to Me Minnie 1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours Mrs. Snell 1941
No Score Yet Ziegfeld Girl Annie 1941
No Score Yet Adam Had Four Sons Photographer 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Nurse 1941
No Score Yet Kit Carson Miss Genevieve Pilchard 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Telegraph Operator 1940
100% The Shop Around the Corner Customer 1940
No Score Yet Remedy for Riches Mrs. Gattle 1940
No Score Yet A Little Bit of Heaven Mrs. Dixon 1940
No Score Yet Day-Time Wife Mrs. Briggs 1939
No Score Yet Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Effie Schneider 1939
No Score Yet Nancy Drew, Trouble Shooter Effie Schneider 1939
No Score Yet Wife, Husband and Friend Mrs. Craig 1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy Woman 1939
92% The Women Saleswoman 1939
No Score Yet Honeymoon in Bali Head Saleswoman 1939
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd Mrs. Jenkins 1938
No Score Yet Men Are Such Fools Mrs. Pinkel 1938
No Score Yet Nancy Drew, Detective Effie Schneider 1938
No Score Yet Tovarich Mme. Courtois 1937


No Score Yet The Partridge Family
Mrs. Reinbolt 1971
No Score Yet Green Acres
Stewardess 1969
No Score Yet Bewitched
Mrs. Granite 1966


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