HALL OF FAME

The contributions of Irish Americans in the arts have been astounding, whether in early Vaudeville, acting on stage and screen, literature, journalism, all manner of music, comedy, dance, and much more. CLICK ON THE NAMES BELOW to educate yourself about these women and men who have contributed greatly to the history of arts and entertainment in America.

Our Hall of Fame is comprised only of those who have passed on, and may they Rest in Peace.

VAUDEVILLE
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Fred AllenFRED ALLEN
(Vaudeville actor/comic)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Gracie AllenGRACIE ALLEN
(actress/comedienne)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - George M. CohanGEORGE M. COHAN
(Vaudeville entertainer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Barney FaganBARNEY FAGAN
(choreographer/co-inventor of tap dance)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Harrigan & HartHARRIGAN & HART
(Vaudeville entertainers)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Ruby KeelerRUBY KEELER
(Vaudeville dancer/actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Billy MurrayBILLY MURRAY
(Vaudeville entertainer)
MUSIC
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Bunny BeriganBUNNY BERIGAN
(jazz musician)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - The Clancy BrothersTHE CLANCY BROTHERS
(traditional musicians)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Rosemary ClooneyROSEMARY CLOONEY
(singer/actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Bing CrosbyBING CROSBY
(singer/actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Tommy DorseyTOMMY & JIMMY DORSEY
(jazz musicians)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Morton DowneyMORTON DOWNEY
(singer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Red FoleyRED FOLEY
(country musician)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Jeannette MacDonaldJEANETTE MACDONALD
(singer/actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Tommy MakemTOMMY MAKEM
(traditional musician)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - The McGuire SistersTHE McGUIRE SISTERS
(singers)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Jimmy McHughJIMMY McHUGH
(songwriter)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Jim MorrisonJIM MORRISON
(rock singer/Celtic mystic on acid)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Helen O'ConnellHELEN O’CONNELL
(jazz singer)
BURLESQUE
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Blaze StarrFANNIE BELLE FLEMING AKA BLAZE STARR
(burlesque dancer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Texas GuinanMARY LOUISE “TEXAS” GUINAN
(Vaudeville entertainer/saloon keeper)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Patricia Boots MalloryPATRICIA “BOOTS” MALLORY
(Zeigfield Follies dancer/actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Evelyn NesbitEVELYN NESBIT
(chorus girl, chanteuse)
THE STAGE
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Merce CunninghamMERCE CUNNINGHAM
(choreogapher)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Helen HayesHELEN HAYES
(actress/Grand Dame of the theater)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Tom O'HorganTOM O’HORGAN
(producer/director)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Shaun O'BrienSHAUN O’BRIEN
(ballet dancer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Eugene O'NeillEUGENE O’NEILL
(playwright)
MOVIES & TELEVISION
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Peter BoylePETER BOYLE
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Eileen BrennanEILEEN BRENNAN
(actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Walter BrennanWALTER BRENNAN
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of FameJAMES CAGNEY
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - George CarlinGEORGE CARLIN
(stand-up comedian/actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Art CarneyART CARNEY
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Jackie CooganJACKIE “THE KID” COOGAN
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Dan DaileyDAN DAILEY
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Andy DevineANDY DEVINE
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Walt DisneyWALT DISNEY
(producer/animator/studio chief)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - James DunnJAMES DUNN
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Irene DunneIRENE DUNN
(actress/singer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Eddie EganEDDIE EGAN
(cop/actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Chris FarleyCHRIS FARLEY
(comic performer/actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Barry FitzgeraldBARRY FITZGERALD
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Geraldine FitzgeraldGERALDINE FITZGERALD
(actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - John FordJOHN FORD
(movie director)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Errol FlynnERROL FLYNN
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Jackie GleasonJACKIE GLEASON
(actor/entertainer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Merv GriffinMERV GRIFFIN
(talk show host/producer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Jack HaleyJACK HALEY
(actor/dancer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - William HickeyWILLIAM HICKEY
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - John HustonJOHN HUSTON
(movie director/actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Walter HustonWALTER HUSTON
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Buster KeatonBUSTER KEATON
(movie director/actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Gene KellyGENE KELLY
(actor/dancer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Grace KellyGRACE KELLY
(actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Dorothy MaloneDOROTHY MALONE
(actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Thomas MitchellTHOMAS MITCHELL
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Richard MulliganRICHARD MULLIGAN
(movie director)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Audie MurphyAUDIE MURPHY
(war hero/actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Edmond O'BrienEDMOND O’BRIEN
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Margaret O'BrienMARGARET O’BRIEN
(actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Pat O'BrienPAT O’BRIEN
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Carroll O'ConnorCARROLL O’CONNOR
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Donald O'ConnorDONALD O’CONNOR
(actor/dancer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Maureen O'HaraMAUREEN O’HARA
(actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Maureen O'SullivanMAUREEN O’SULLIVAN
(actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Gregory PeckGREGORY PECK
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Ronald ReaganRONALD REAGAN
(actor/president)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Peggy RyanPEGGY RYAN
(actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Robert RyanROBERT RYAN
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Ed SullivanED SULLIVAN
(producer/presenter)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Gene TierneyGENE TIERNEY
(actress)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Lawrence TierneyLAWRENCE TIERNEY
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Spencer TracySPENCER TRACY
(actor)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Raoul WalshRAOUL WALSH
(movie director)
WRITERS & POETS
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Richard BrautiganRICHARD BRAUTIGAN
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Bob CallahanBOB CALLAHAN
(writer/literary impresario)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Jimmy Cannon JIMMY CANNON
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Jim CarrollJIM CARROLL
(writer/poet/punk rocker)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Daniel J. CassidyDANIEL J. CASSIDY
(writer/linguist)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Robert CreeleyROBERT CREELEY
(poet)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Fr. Eddie DohertyFR. EDDIE DOHERTY
(writer/priest)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Peter Finley DunnePETER FINLEY DUNNE
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - John Gregory DunneJOHN GREGORY DUNNE
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - James T. FarrellJAMES T. FARRELL
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - F. Scott FitzgeraldF. SCOTT FITZGERALD
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Thomas FlanaganTHOMAS FLANAGAN
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Ralph J. GleasonRALPH GLEASON
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - George V. HigginsGEORGE V. HIGGINS
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Dorothy KilgallenDOROTHY KILGALLEN
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - George KimballGEORGE EDWARD KIMBALL
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Anne McCaffreyANNE McCAFFREY
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Mary McCarthyMARY McCARTHY
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Frank McCourtFRANK McCOURT
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - John McNultyJOHN McNULTY
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Margaret MitchellMARGARET MITCHELL
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Edwin O'ConnorEDWIN O’CONNOR
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Flannery O'ConnorFLANNERY O’CONNOR
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - John O'HaraJOHN O’HARA
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - John Boyle O'ReillyJOHN BOYLE O’REILLY
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - John Kennedy TooleJOHN KENNEDY TOOLE
(writer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Mickey SpillaneJOHN MICKEY SPILLANE
(writer)
THE PLASTIC ARTS
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Mathew BradyMATTHEW BRADY
(Civil War photographer)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Franklin McMahonFRANKLIN McMAHON
(artist/illustrator/reporter)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Georgia O'KeeffeGEORGIA O’KEEFFE
(artist)
THE FUNNY PAGES
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Tad DorganTAD DORGAN
(cartoonist)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - Walt KellyWALT KELLY
(cartoonist)
IAW&A Hall of Fame - George McManusGEORGE McMANUS
(cartoonist)