Irene Ryan

UMass Boston’s Ema Almon wins Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship

UMass Boston student Ema Almon recently won the prestigious Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Along with winning a $500 scholarship, Almon is now set to represent UMass Boston at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. The Mass Media sat down with her for an interview. Question: What is your year...
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Four Students in Manhattan College Players Nominated for Irene Ryan Acting Award

Students have been nominated for a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival award. Four Manhattan College students – Matthew Blackwood ’22, Isabelle Campbell ‘22, Maren Kain ’22, and Sami Rini ’22 – have been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Award at the upcoming Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 1 Festival in January.

‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Star Irene Ryan Began Performing At 11 Years Old And Worked Right Up Until Her Death In 1973

Actress Irene Ryan was actually born Jessie Irene Noblitt in 1902. She began her career at the young age of 11 after winning a contest for singing the song “Pretty Baby.” It sparked her love for performing and acting and her career blossomed when she met Tim Ryan. They married when she was 20 and performed in vaudeville as a double act. They starred in several short comedies as Tim and Irene.

‘Beverly Hillbillies’: What Was Granny Actor Irene Ryan’s First Name?

A lot of stars use their full names or part of them in their careers. What was “The Beverly Hillbillies” star Irene Ryan’s first name?. She was born Jessie Irene Noblitt on Oct. 17, 1902, in El Paso, Texas, according to IMDb. Ryan would keep her last name from her first marriage to Tim Ryan. They divorced in 1943. Ryan married Harold Knox in 1946 and divorced him in 1961. Neither marriage produced children for The “Beverly Hillbillies” star.

Dorrian Wilson Wins Irene Ryan Scholarship

We proudly congratulate Coppin urban arts theatre major Dorrian Wilson, a rising senior, who has won the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), held January 15-19 at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. In April, she will compete at the Kennedy Center against winners from the other seven regions for one of two nationals Irene Ryan Scholarships. She is the first Coppin student to win at the regional level and advance to the national. In addition to receiving an additional scholarship, the competition at the Kennedy Center provides opportunities for networking with agents, and graduate/professional theatres across the country. She and her competition acting partner, Coppin freshman Ryan Pratcher-Bey, triumphed against more than 200 students competing at the regional level, 32 of whom advanced to the semi-final and 16 to the final round. Both Wilson and Pratcher-Bey will perform at Coppin in March, in A Raisin in the Sun.

‘The Beverly Hillbillies’: What Was ‘Granny’ Actor Irene Ryan’s Net Worth at Her Time of Death?

The Beverly Hillbillies icon and El Paso, Texas native died at 70-years-old in 1973, and had a remarkable net worth at the time. Born in October of 1902, Irene Ryan would grow up to become one of television’s most recognizable characters. As The Beverly Hillbillies‘ beloved Daisy Moses, better known as “Granny,” Ryan put her decades of vaudeville, radio, television, and film expertise to grand use.

Irene Ryan, Woman Behind ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ Granny, Died On This Day in 1973

Irene Ryan, who played feisty, varmint-hunting Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies, died on this day 48 years ago. We feel like somebody should set the table in the fancy eating room to honor the life of Daisy May Moses. Let’s eat some tasty vittles and take a swig of some of Granny’s white lightning and look back on the fabulous life of Irene Ryan. She’ll always be known as Jed Clampett’s mother-in-law on the Beverly Hillbillies.

CTX Freshman Reaches Regional Finals for Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship

Concordia University Texas freshman Kendra Theimer became the University's first student to audition for the prestigious Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), reaching the Region 6 finals. CTX Theatre Joins KCACTF. The 2020-2021 academic year is the first year Concordia's Theatre program joined...