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BARRY FITZGERALD BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Barry Fitzgerald was born on March 10th, 1888 in Dublin, Ireland with the birth name William Joseph Shields.  He went to school with the intention of having a career as a banker, however he also had an interest in acting and in 1920 he changed his career direction and joined Dublin's world-famous Abbey Players.  His younger brother, Arthur Shields, followed in his footsteps and also became a working actor. 
 
He also found work on other stage productions such as, "Juno and The Paycock" which he later had the opportunity to recreate the role in Alfred Hitckcock's film version in the 1930's.  He also starred in the play, "The Silver Tassie". 
 
Fitzgerald soon relocated to Los Angeles to star in a film by the famed director John Ford, "The Plough and the Stars" (1936) followed by excellent performances in, "The Long Voyage Home" (1940), "How Green Was My Valley" (1941), "None But the Lonely Heart" (1944) and "Going My Way" (1944) for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same performance.  As he came closer to the end of his career he starred in two more films, "And Then There Were None" (1945) and "The Quiet Man" (1952) filmed enterily on location in County Mayo, Ireland starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara which is one of his most well known roles.
 
In 1959, he returned to his homeland in Ireland and on January 14th, 1961 Barry Fitzgerald passed away in Dublin, Ireland from a heart attack.  Barry was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to film and television.      
 

Filmography

1959 Broth of a Boy
1958 Rooney 
1956 The Catered Affair 
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1954 G.E. True Theater
1954 Tonight's the Night 
1952 Lux Video Theatre
1952 The Quiet Man 
1952 Ha da venì... don Calogero! 
1951 Silver City 
1950 The Ford Theatre Hour
1950 Union Station 
1949 The Story of Seabiscuit 
1949 Top o' the Morning
1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions 
1948 The Sainted Sisters
1948 The Naked City 
1947 Welcome Stranger 
1947 Easy Come, Easy Go 
1947 California 
1946 Two Years Before the Mast 
1945 The Stork Club
1945 And Then There Were None 
1945 Duffy's Tavern
1945 Incendiary Blonde
1944 None But the Lonely Heart 
1944 I Love a Soldier 
1944 Going My Way 
1943 Corvette K-225 
1943 Two Tickets to London 
1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday 
1941 Tarzan's Secret Treasure 
1941 How Green Was My Valley 
1941 The Sea Wolf 
1940 San Francisco Docks 
1940 The Long Voyage Home 
1939 Full Confession 
1939 The Saint Strikes Back 
1939 Pacific Liner 
1938 The Dawn Patrol 
1938 Marie Antoinette 
1938 Four Men and a Prayer 
1938 Bringing Up Baby 
1937 Ebb Tide 
1936 The Plough and the Stars 
1930 The Shame of Mary Boyle 
1924 Land of Her Fathers   





Matinee Classics - Going My Way starring Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, Rise Stevens, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eily Malyon, Stanley Clements and Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Matinee Classics - Going My Way starring Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, Rise Stevens, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eily Malyon, Stanley Clements and Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Matinee Classics - Going My Way starring Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, Rise Stevens, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eily Malyon, Stanley Clements and Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Matinee Classics - The Long Voyage Home starring John Wayne, Ward Bond, Barry Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Wilfrid Lawson, Mildred Natwick, John Qualen, Arthur Shields, Joe Sawyer and JM Kerrigan
Matinee Classics - The Quiet Man starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick and Francis Ford and filmed in Ireland
Matinee Classics - And Then There Were None starring Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Mischa Auer and Richard Haydn
Matinee Classics - None But the Lonely Heart starring Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez, Jane Wyatt, George Coulouris, Dan Duryea, Roman Bohnen and Konstantin Shayne
Matinee Classics - None But the Lonely Heart starring Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez, Jane Wyatt, George Coulouris, Dan Duryea, Roman Bohnen and Konstantin Shayne
Matinee Classics - The Story of Seabiscuit starring Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald, Lon McCallister, Rosemary DeCamp, Donald MacBride, Pierre Watkin and William Forrest
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Secret Treasure starring Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Reginald Owen, Barry Fitzgerald, Tom Conway, Philip Dorn and Cordell Hickman


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