Irene Ware
Irene Ware
Irene Ware was an American Hollywood movie actress of Swedish-Austrian ancestry. Born with maiden name Ahlberg. She was also an American beauty queen, and she was Miss United States for the Miss Universe competition International Pageant of Pulchritude 1929.
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  • 1993
    Age 82
    She died in 1993, aged 82, in Orange, California.
    More Details Hide Details Irene Catherine Ahlberg was born November 6,1910 in New York, New York of Swedish-Austrian ancestry. Her father, Ernest Ahlberg, born in Sweden, and manager of a saloon. Her mother, Anna Freya, born in New York from Austrian parents, was a successful real estate agent. She lived in New York and Los Angeles. Her first marriage was with American screenwriter John Meehan Jr., who won three Oscars for his work. Her second marriage was to federal judge Fred Campbell. She left the industry to become a mother to her two children, John and Deirdre Meehan. Irene Ware, forgotten by the Swedish public for so long, has become somewhat of a phenomenon in the country again due to her rare beauty. Next to Greta Garbo, she is considered one of the most stunning Hollywood starlets of Swedish descent.
  • 1932
    Age 21
    The second film which quickly made her a star was Chandu The Magician, also released in 1932.
    More Details Hide Details It was directed by Marcel Varnel. Her portrayal of princess Nadji became iconic. Together with Edmund Lowe and Bela Lugosi (whom she would later star with in The Raven) Chandu became a worldwide phenomenon. It is perhaps her role in The Raven that she is today most remembered for.
    Her first movie was, Society Girl, in 1932 at Fox Film Corporation as uncredited together with names like James Dunn, Peggy Shannon and Spencer Tracy.
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    Irene appeared in 29 films between 1932-1940, and is mostly remembered for her roles as Princess Nadji in Chandu The Magician 1932 with Edmund Lowe and Bela Lugosi, and as Boris Karloff's and Bela Lugosi's leading lady in 1935's The Raven.
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  • 1929
    Age 18
    From the moment she was crowned Miss America in 1929, her career skyrocketed.
    More Details Hide Details Through early 1932 Irene Ahlberg starred in Earl Carroll's Vanities on Broadway. She was then contracted to Fox Studios and moved to Hollywood, changing her name to Irene Ware.
    A documentary TV movie about LislĀ“s life, "Miss Universe 1929-Lisl Goldarbeiter.
    More Details Hide Details A Queen In Wien", was released 2006 and directed by Hungarian Peter Forgacs.
    An American beauty queen, (5`6"/1.68cm tall), she was first crowned Miss Greater NY, then Miss United States in 1929 (there was no Miss America pageant that year) and runner-up for the title of Miss Universe at the pageant in Galveston, Texas in 1929.
    More Details Hide Details There the 18 year old stenographer won $1,000 and second honors after an Austrian girl from Vienna, Lisl Goldarbeiter.
    Born with maiden name Ahlberg, she was an American beauty queen, crowned 1929's Miss United States (there was no Miss America pageant that year) and runner up in the Miss Universe competition of 1929.
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  • 1910
    Born in 1910.
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