Irene Dalton was a popular silent comedy star who died young.
She was born on September 10, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from high school she started working as a stenographer. She got her first acting job when she answered an ad in a local newspaper. Irene was signed by Christie studios in August of 1920. She costarred with Earl Rodney in Three Jokers and with Laura La Plante in His Four Fathers. The petite actress was just five feet tall and had jet black hair. She was Lloyd Hamilton's leading lady in numerous comedies including The Vagrant, Rolling Stones, and Poor Boy. In 1923 she had a supporting roles in the films Children Of Jazz and Bluebeard's 8th Wife. Irene had a brief romance with actor Lew Cody. She also had a long affair with John Raymond Owens, a married millionaire sportsman. When his wife filed for divorce she named Irene as the other woman. John and Irene were both arrested in October of 1924 and charged with violating the Mann Act. They were accused of crossing state lines for illicit fornication. Irene claimed they were both innocent and the charges were eventually dropped.
With Lloyd Hamilton