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Occupation  Actor
Role  Film actor
Name  Barry Fitzgerald

Spouse(s)  never married
Years active  1924–61
Siblings  Arthur Shields
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Full Name  William Joseph Shields
Born  10 March 1888 (1888-03-10) Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom
Died  January 14, 1961, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Books  The Complete Approach: The Scientific and Metaphysical Guide to the Paranormal, Building Cities of Gold, Legend Seekers
Awards  Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Movies  The Quiet Man, Going My Way, And Then There Were None, The Naked City, How Green Was My Valley
Similar People  Arthur Shields, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond, Leo McCarey, Mildred Natwick

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Barry Fitzgerald (10 March 1888 – 14 January 1961) was an Irish stage, film and television actor. In a career spanning almost forty years, he appeared in such notable films as Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Long Voyage Home (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), None but the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Quiet Man (1952). For Going My Way (1944), he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was simultaneously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Life

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He was born William Joseph Shields in Walworth Road, Portobello, Dublin, Ireland, the son of Fanny (Ungerland) and Adolphus Shields. His father was Irish and his mother was German. He was the older brother of Irish actor Arthur Shields. He went to Skerry's College, Dublin, before going on to work in the civil service, while also working at the Abbey Theatre. His career with the Abbey Theatre was from 1914–1936 where he was involved in numerous productions.

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By 1929, he turned to acting full-time. He was briefly a roommate of famed playwright Seán O'Casey and starred in such plays as O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock and the premiere of The Silver Tassie.

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Between 1931 and 1936 he appeared in three plays by Irish Playwright Teresa Deevy—A Disciple, In Search of Valour and Katie Roche,—which were also Abbey Theatre productions.

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Fitzgerald went to Hollywood to star in another O'Casey work, The Plough and the Stars (1936), directed by John Ford. He had a successful Hollywood career in such films as The Long Voyage Home (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), And Then There Were None (1945), The Naked City (1948) and The Quiet Man (1952).

In 1945, Fitzgerald achieved a unique Academy Awards feat. For portraying Father Fitzgibbon in Leo McCarey's Going My Way (1944), he was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (which he ultimately won) and the Academy Award for Best Actor; voting rules were changed shortly after this occurrence to prevent further dual nominations for the same role. An avid golfer, he later accidentally decapitated his Oscar while practicing his golf swing. During World War II, Oscar statuettes were made of plaster instead of gold-plated bronze to accommodate wartime metal shortages. The Academy provided Fitzgerald with a replacement statuette.

Fitzgerald returned to live in Dublin in 1959, where he lived at 2 Seafield Ave, Monkstown. He died, as William Joseph Shields, in St Patrick's Hospital, James Street, on 14 January 1961.

Fitzgerald has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for motion pictures at 6252 Hollywood Boulevard and for television at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard.

Filmography

Source: "Barry Fitzgerald". IMDb. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

References

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