Job Actress
Years active 1928-1980
Known for Flea-brained floozies, garrulous gold-diggers, wisecracking matrons (later career)
Top Roles Peggy, Blonde in Bus Station, Theatergoer, Gloria, 'Two
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Romance, Musical, Crime, Mystery
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Show Business, Book-Based
Top Collaborators , (Director), (Director), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Bob Hope, Josef von Sternberg, Clifton James  see more..

Iris Adrian Overview:

Character actress, Iris Adrian, was born Iris Adrian Hostetter on May 29, 1912 in Los Angeles, CA. Adrian appeared in over 155 film and TV roles. Her best known films include The Odd Couple, Lady of Burlesque, The Stork Club, The Paleface, The Love Bug, The Errand Boy, That Darn Cat!, The Shaggy D.A., and Freaky Friday. Adrian died at the age of 82 on Sep 17, 1994 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.


'Fluffy blonde' Iris Adrian, was a supporting actress, a chorus girl (and beauty contest winner) in the late 1920s who graduated to play dozens of flea-brained floozies and garrulous gold-diggers, progressing plumply to wisecracking matrons in later years. She also turned up in several cameos for the Walt Disney studio from the early 1960s to the late 1970s.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).



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Iris Adrian Quotes:

Landlady: Hold it! Who do you think you're kidding?
Iggy: What do you mean?
Landlady: You think I don't know what's going on upstairs?
Iggy: You do?
Landlady: I didn't come in from Stupidsville on last night's bus! You've got a woman in that apartment.
Iggy: Wow, hold it! What kind of talk is that?
Landlady: Don't double-talk me! I've got ears, haven't I?
Iggy: It's Dan's mother, you see she came down all un-expected like.
Landlady: I don't care if it's Pocahontas!

[arguing with Dan and Iggy when a $20 bill starts to fall]
Landlady: And I don't care, this is gonna cost you.
[a twenty-dollar bill fell in her hands but Iggy quietly pickpocketed it back]
Landlady: Twenty bucks! Well, I guess that makes us even.

Arleen Grady: This place gives me the heebie-jeebies! It reminds me of prison.

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Iris Adrian Facts
Appeared on several radio programs, including serving as a regular on "The Abbott and Costello Show".

She has an entry in: 'The Versatiles: A Study of Supporting Character Actors and Actresses in the American Motion Picture, 1930-1955', written by Aldred E. Towney and Arthur F. McClure, published in 1969.

Won the title of Miss Lake Arrowhead in 1929.

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