Irene Manning

D.O.B: Jul 17, 1912 |

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Irene Manning (born Inez Harvuot, July 17, 1912 – May 28, 2004) was an American actress and singer. Manning was born on July 17, 1912 in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a family of five siblings.

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Irene Manning (born Inez Harvuot, July 17, 1912 – May 28, 2004) was an American actress and singer. Manning was born on July 17, 1912 in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a family of five siblings. Both of her parents were singers. Her family loved to go on outdoor picnics where the featured activity was group singing. This family environment helped Irene to develop a keen interest in singing at a very early age. Her sisters later complained that little Irene would sing in her sleep, keeping them awake. Manning trained as an opera singer at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. While performing with an all-girl USO show in England, Irene was asked to perform with band leader Glenn Miller in 1944. Miller was involved in making swing records to be broadcast into Nazi Germany as part of the American Broadcasting System in Europe. Because she had been a light opera star prior to World War II and was fluent in singing in German, she was asked to sing some American pop tunes which had been translated into German vocals. She was briefly credited as Hope Manning in her first films, as she broke in with the Republic Studios system in 1936. Her first film placed her as the lead actress in a western, The Old Corral, opposite Gene Autry.