Caption: "The Beverly Hillbillies" Irene Ryan circa 1966
Born: October 17, 1902
Star sign: Libra
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Known for: The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), My Dear Secretary (1948), The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946), The Woman on the Beach (1947)
Before becoming known to millions as Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Irene Ryan was already an established vaudeville, radio and movie actress, though not as famous prior to her television stint. She accompanied Bob Hope on his famous military tours and she was known as "the gal who makes Bob Hope laugh." After being cast as Granny, she ...