Jul 06

Donald O’Connor Irene Ryan Hollywood Backstage

default Donald OConnor Irene Ryan Hollywood Backstage

Hollywood Backstage – Donald O’Connor and Irene Ryan Beverly Hillbillies granny speaks with Donald O’Connor about the old days of vaudeville.

I am a proud Texan and Southerner. God bless the South and y’all Southerners who love their heritage.


Skip to comment form

  1. videoinformer

    It’s neat to see the brilliant, not so old actress who played “Granny” so well you believed she was Granny in real life interviewed out of character and as herself, the lovely, sweet lady, Irene Ryan. I love the warmth she exudes as she interacts with her longtime friend, Donald O’Connor. Great clip!

  2. lotsandlotsofbubbles

    They are so CUTE together!!! lol. What a combination!

  3. frankftw

    Miss Ryan was never “too good” to not appear as “Granny” on other shows like “The Hollywood Palace” since that’s what her fans wanted.

  4. dux4111

    Brings back memories of watching ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ with my grandma. I stayed with my grandma a lot after grandpa died and this was one of our favorite shows. Enjoyed this interview; makes me nostalgic for the old days! :)

  5. bayonnetenor

    It’s a shame there’s no sound film of “Shakespeare Plays the Café.”

  6. capatga

    I saw Ms Ryan in an episode of the “Twilight Zone “

  7. davehutchinson67

    Wow…Irene Ryan..something else huh…always knew Granny had that sweet side…listen and look at her here….just as friendly as all get out…and she mentions at 4:40 her and her husband..it has been said that her and husband Tim Ryan inspired George and Gracie..now aint that something!

  8. unholyimage

    Does anyone else think that guy looks like Gerald Cassale of Devo?

  9. ekocentric

    I grew up in the 1960′s and watched the show, but you really got me with the info that he was older than she looked for the part of Granny!! I have often been tricked into thinking that an actor was older or younger than in real life. Wow

  10. arlichar11

    wow this is neat.. i wish there were more interviws with this amazing lady…she was much younger but played the part and had everyone convinced she was awnry old lady! me and my grandma always watch hillbillies my whole life good times

  11. PussycatNonsense

    I would guess it could be 1964 or 1966 as he had pilots for programmes in both of those years which weren’t picked up.

  12. keca1430

    A wonderful, rare video, nice to see Irene Ryan talk about her days in vaudeville!! I know she was always a fine comedienne, and was featured for as few years on The Bob Hope Show on radio in the 1940s. She was a guest star once on Dean Martin’s weekly TV variety show, and looked great without the ‘Granny’ make-up, and then did a skit with Dean in the Granny costume, as well.  I’d love to see that on you tube.

  13. Beautifulmusiclistnr

    This sure is a gem of a video. I so enjoyed Francis the Talking Mule movies. They were much better than “Mr. Ed”. Irene Ryan was a classic Granny. I’m not too sure what Irene looks like without her Granny outfit.

  14. BabeBroadway

    Yessiree…Donald was an imp and acrobat ,a swell singer, an amazing dancer, and adorable!

  15. insect1752

    Wow… interesting combination. Born almost 23 years apart, but both with vaudeville backgrounds. They talk about Patsy, who was Donald’s niece (daughter of his older brother Jack) and only a year or two younger than he was. Wonder what became of her…

  16. nomie0999

    Very interesting. I love Donald’s impish smile after he says Irene “did the strip.” :D

  17. carrot1ful

    what year was this.

  18. ihaten1ggas

    rayjer be an dumbass than someone like you?Please get a life….

  19. Eminem94111

    Shut the hell up square

  20. luckycandy101

    Rednecks dumbasses!

  21. Othurin

    hey you “fogot” an “R” you bastard

  22. Defcon458

    You are NOT doing SHIT for my freedom dude. Who the fuck you kidding?!

  23. NickyGams

    If you’re talkin’ like that you aint servin in shit.

  24. eric5906

    @SupremeARA915 It’s people like you that are so damn confused.

  25. eric5906

    Dickless, you don’t even know who you’re fighting for, do you? You’re fighting for big oil and all their cronies. Get a clue.

  26. MrSouthrnpride

    God bless our Dixie and our occupiers the USA which we all love GOD BLESS THE USA and the CSA


  27. karma661

    Can’t believe im fighting in the marines for idiots in the south. Hey your fogot the trailers and people with missing teeth in the video! Uneducated white trash.

  28. AllenBamma


  29. conormclfc1

    H8 it when you see comments “I hate rednecks”. Ignorant pricks who think there the best I (from Scotland) prefer the southern rebels to any north american. Go Dixie. ;)

  30. MrFireinthehole420

    @SupremeARA915 Stupid fucking beaner I hate you get your grandma and get the fuck out before one of those niggers get you they hate you spiks worse than we do

  31. pinkiepieazz

    it dident its a southern state so it still works

  32. ssealteam0

    i thought kentucky didnt secede

  33. DaZeHQx

    i do to i proud to be a southern

  34. Jameson10314

    Sweet Southrons, this Northerner will tell you that you are being sold out. Notice that many of the Southern states suffer poverty. The hideous people who control this country-international bankers- want it this way. Many people do love the great spirit of the southern people.

  35. pinkiepieazz

    i live in kentucky and i love being a southern 

  36. MrAlabamaOutdoorsman

    Alabama Born, Alabama Bred, Southern By The Grace Of God! Confederatly, MrAlabamaOutdoorsman [NorthEast Alabama]

  37. AH7012

    Yeah lebanese pride!!! … woops sorry wrong video, umm.. rednecks are still pretty awesome XD

  38. rebel10607

    @SupremeARA915 whoa read up on ur history before you go bad mouthing Dixie it has nothing to do with racism

  39. Geoman420

    god damn fuckin north i hate the fuckin yankees n rather be in the south where my heart is

  40. PresidentDRCI

    I think you have the north and south confused my good sir. and the north wouldn’t allow Jewish people, Mexicans, and some generals wouldn’t allow African-Americans either. and we where forced into war because the north fucked with us. now go watch your desperate house wives and calm down.

    p.s. one southerner can lick a dozen Yankees without half trying.

  41. PresidentDRCI

    10 northerners dislike this because they don’t have any pride or heritage to respect!

  42. cdrsportspaintball

    born a northern man, raised a southern man. 

Comments have been disabled.