Renie Riano

Renie Isabel Riano (August 7, 1899 – July 3, 1971[1]) was an English-born American actress who, with the exception of the Jiggs and Maggie comedies, had minor roles in 1940s-1950s films. She was sometimes credited as Reine Riano, Renee Riano, or Rene Riano.[2][3]

Renie Riano
Renie Riano - Apr 1923 Variety.jpg
From a 1923 issue of Variety
Rene Isabel Riano

(1899-08-07)August 7, 1899
DiedJuly 3, 1971(1971-07-03) (aged 71)
Resting placeWestwood Memorial Park
Years active1937–1970
Parent(s)Robert Riano and Irene Riano


She was the daughter of Irene Riano (1871–1940), the daughter of Joseph Rice, a Philadelphia theatre owner, who, in the early 1890s, married vaudeville acrobat Robert Riano (b. 1867, Yonkers, New York – 1909, New York City). Irene Riano was a stage actress, the sole female member of vaudeville's popular Four Rianos acrobatic act, eccentric acrobat act which toured the world in vaudeville, variety and music halls, and the mother of actress Renie Riano.[4][5]

In 1918, she married an American, John W. Neil in New Jersey and, thereby became an American citizen. Their daughter, Jane, was born in Philadelphia in 1919.





  1. ^ "Renie Riano". Find a Grave. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Renie Riano at IMDb
  3. ^ Rene Riano at IBDB
  4. ^ Quinlan, David (1995). Quinlan's illustrated directory of film character actors. Batsford. p. 301. ISBN 978-0-7134-7040-6. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "18 Sep 1946, Page 17 - The Cincinnati Enquirer at".

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