Irene Ryan was her name. We all knew her as 'Granny' on the hit television show The Beverly Hillbillies. Google for a picture of her and you might be surprised at some of her earlier photographs. Like Angnes Moorehead of Bewitched, Irene Ryan had also been a veteran of stage, radio, and screen before she got the roll of chasing Jethro around with a broom. Irene went to her audition with her gray hair pulled back into a bun and in character.
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