|Full Name Marie Shunn|
Role Movie actress
Name Iris Meredith
|Years active 1930s – 1940s|
Occupation American film actress
|Born June 3, 1915 (1915-06-03) Sioux City, Iowa|
Died January 22, 1980, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse Abby Berlin (m. ?–1965), Jack Otterson
Movies The Spider's Web, Overland with Kit Carson, Murder Is News, The Kid Rides Again, The Mystery of the Hood
Similar People Ray Taylor, Sam Newfield, James W Horne, Joseph H Lewis, Spencer Gordon Bennet
The Man from Tumbleweeds (Western 1940) Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dub Taylor
Iris Meredith (June 3, 1915 in Sioux City, Iowa – January 22, 1980) was a B-movie actress of the 1930s and 1940s film era. She starred mostly in heroine roles, in westerns.
- The Man from Tumbleweeds Western 1940 Bill Elliott Iris Meredith Dub Taylor
- Selected filmography
Born as Marie Shunn, Meredith began her film career in the early 1930s, often starring in film serials while on contract with Columbia Pictures. Her best-known roles were in the 1938 serial The Spider's Web, and in the 1939 serial Overland with Kit Carson. In 1940 she starred in the serial The Green Archer, as well as in several westerns opposite Charles Starrett, Bill Elliott, and Bob Allen. Most of her films were with Starrett, from 1936 through 1940, most notably Riders of the Black River and Spoilers of the Range.
Her career slowed mid-way through the 1940s. In 1941 she starred in The Son of Davy Crockett with Bill Elliott, and Caught in the Act opposite Henry Armetta. In 1942 she starred alongside Dave O'Brien in The Texas Rangers Take Over. Her last credited role was the 1943 film The Kid Rides Again, in which she starred opposite Buster Crabbe. She had one uncredited role afterward, in the 1951 film Chain of Circumstance.
She married television director Abby Berlin, and retired from acting shortly thereafter. In total, she starred in over 50 films, 32 of which were westerns.
In later life, she was diagnosed with cancer, which claimed her life on January 22, 1980 in Los Angeles, California. She was 64 years old. She is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.