September 12, 1920|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||September 24, 2008
Santa Rosa, California
|Awards||Sarah Siddons Award
Drama Desk Award
Dailey received the 1966 Drama Desk Award for her work in Rooms, and played "Nettie Cleary" in the original Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning drama, The Subject Was Roses (1964). Additional Broadway credits included Idiot's Delight, The Good Woman of Szechwan, and You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running.
In 1969, Dailey joined the cast of the long-running CBS serial The Edge of Night as Pamela Stewart, and in 1971 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. Dailey later joined the cast of Another World in 1974 as the fourth actress to play the role of family matriarch Liz Matthews until 1986, and again from 1987 to 1994. Her work on Another World was recognized with a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in 1979; two of her fellow nominees were her AW costars Victoria Wyndham and Beverlee McKinsey. Her film credits include No Way to Treat a Lady (1968), Five Easy Pieces (1970) and The Amityville Horror (1979).
Dailey died Sept. 24, 2008 of colon cancer at a healthcare facility in Santa Rosa, Calif., according to Arleen Lorrance, a longtime friend. She had been a resident of the Sonoma County town of Guerneville.
- 1965: Of Poetry and Power: Poems Occasioned by the Presidency and by the Death of John F. Kennedy (Folkways Records)
- 1967: The Wick and the Tallow By Henry Gilfond (Folkways Records)
|Sarah Siddons Award - Sarah Siddons Society, Chicago
- Hevesi, Dennis (October 6, 2008). "Irene Dailey, Actress of Stage and TV, Dies at 88". The New York Times. NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- "Tribute: Irene Dailey". TV Guide 56 (42): pg. 64. October 20, 2008.
- "Irene Dailey Biography (1920-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- "Drama Desk Awards (1965-1966)". DramaDesk.com. Retrieved 2008-10-19.