Irish actors died at age 65

Here are 2 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died at 65:

Jimmy O'Dea

Jimmy O'Dea (April 26, 1899 Dublin-January 7, 1965 Dublin) also known as O'Dea or James Augustine "Jimmy" O'Dea was an Irish actor.

He came from a family of performers, with his parents and siblings all working in the entertainment industry. O'Dea began his career as a stage actor and later transitioned to film, becoming one of Ireland's most beloved actors. He was known for his comedic roles and his ability to bring joy and laughter to audiences across the country. O'Dea was also a talented musician and songwriter, composing several popular songs during his career. He remained active in the entertainment industry until his death in 1965, and is remembered as a true legend of Irish cinema and theatre.

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Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle (August 31, 1913 Cobh-December 13, 1978 Paddington) also known as The Gorgeous Gael, Joseph Alphonsus Doyle or The Singing Boxer was an Irish singer, actor and professional boxer.

Born in County Cork, Ireland, Doyle gained fame in the 1930s and 1940s as a heavyweight boxer, winning 35 of his 39 professional fights. He then pursued a career in entertainment, performing as a singer and actor in both Ireland and the United States. He appeared in several films, including "King Arthur Was a Gentleman" and "The End of the River," and recorded several popular songs such as "The Isle of Innisfree" and "Dear Little Shamrock Shore."

However, Doyle's personal life was tumultuous, and he struggled with alcoholism and financial woes. He had a tumultuous marriage with Hollywood actress Movita Castaneda, the ex-wife of Marlon Brando. The couple had two children together, Patrick and John.

Doyle's life took a tragic turn when he suffered a serious brain injury during a boxing match in 1947, which effectively ended his career. He later struggled to make ends meet, taking odd jobs and ultimately falling into poverty. He died in London at the age of 65, and is remembered as one of Ireland's most colorful and talented entertainers.

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