Irene Dunne was a tireless fundraiser for war bonds during WWII. In September of 1942 she helped raise 1.8 million dollars in a single night! She hosted a $3750-a-plate luncheon at the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. Then later in the even along with Jackie Cooper and Gertrude Niesen, she performed a four hour show called “Night of the Stars”. The night was considered a tremendous success!