Acknowledged on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the finest stage actresses of this century, Irene (pronounced eye-REE-nee) Worth was born in Omaha, Nebraska but raised in California. She made her Broadway debut in 1943 in "The Two Mrs. Carrolls." Deciding that she wanted to be a classical actress, she moved in 1944 to England. There she became known as an outstanding interpreter of Shakespeare, appearing with the Old Vic Theater Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company and starring opposite such luminaries as Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness and Noel Coward.