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Also Known As: Died: January 4, 1961
Born: March 10, 1888 Cause of Death: complications from brain surgery
Birth Place: Dublin, IE Profession: Cast ...
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1911:
Became a bookkeeping clerk for the Board of Trade's Unemployment Insurance Division; gave up job in 1929 after 14 years of acting on the side
1915:
First walk-on part with the Abbey Theatre and took suitably Irish-sounding stage name (one story says that he let the Abbey Theatre pick his name so that the Civil Service wouldn't find out he was moonlighting)
1929:
Sean O'Casey wrote "The Silver Tassle" for him which led to his most famous stage role in O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock"
1930:
First film as actor "Juno and the Paycock"
1932:
Broadway debut with the Abbey Theatre
1936:
Went to US to appear in John Ford's film of O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars"
1944:
Under contract to Paramount

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