New leading role

Here’s a photograph from the July 18 1931 edition of the Toronto Daily Star.


Irene Delroy (1900-1985) was the stage name of Josephine Lucille Sanders. Her last name, Delroy, was a combination of her parents’ first names.

Digging around produced this:

  • Adlai Stevenson was her senior prom date.
  • Her Wikipedia page states that she left the entertainment business when she got married.
  • Her Find a Grave page states that the couple was divorced in 1937.
  • Her Internet Movie Database page shows her as taking on a small role in 1937, presumably after her divorce.
  • In 1972, she married again, to Girard F. Oberrender. This marriage ended in her death; he passed away in 1998 at the age of 104.

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