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Barry Fitzgerald (William Joseph Shields)

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Biography

Dublin, Ireland
One of Hollywood's finest character actors and most accomplished scene stealers, Barry Fitzgerald was born William Joseph Shields in 1888 in Dublin, Ireland. Educated to enter the banking business, the diminutive Irishman with the irresistible brogue was bitten by the acting bug in the 1920s and joined Dublin's world-famous Abbey Players. He subsequently starred in the Abbey Theatre production of Sean O'Casey's Juno And The Paycock, a role that he recreated in his film debut for director Alfred Hitchcock in 1930. He was coaxed to the U.S. Read more...

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Character: Trooper Mulcahay

Four Men and a Prayer 1938

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Character: Zipper Dyson

The Saint Strikes Back 1939

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Character: Stooky O'Meara

Corvette K-225 1943

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Character: Capt. McCardle

Two Tickets to London 1943

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Character: Father Fitzgibbon

Going My Way 1944

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Character: Henry Twite

None But the Lonely Heart 1944

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Character: Judge Francis J. Quincannon

And Then There Were None 1945

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Character: Bing Crosby's Father

Duffy's Tavern 1945

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Character: Jerry B. 'J.B.' / 'Pop' Bates

The Stork Club 1945

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Character: Michael 'Mike' Guinan

Incendiary Blonde 1945

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Character: Dr. Joseph McRory

Welcome Stranger 1947

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Character: Det. Lt. Dan Muldoon

The Naked City 1948

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Character: Shawn O'Hara

The Story of Seabiscuit 1949

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Character: Sergeant Briany McNaughton

Top o' the Morning 1949

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Character: Michaleen Oge Flynn

The Quiet Man 1952

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Character: Thady O'Heggarty

Happy Ever After 1954

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Character: Uncle Jack Conlon

The Catered Affair 1956

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