Irish actors died in 1959

Here are 1 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died in 1959:

Frank Shannon

Frank Shannon (July 27, 1874 Ireland-February 1, 1959 Hollywood) otherwise known as Francis Shannon or Frank Connolly Shannon was an Irish actor and screenwriter.

He began acting on stage in the late 1800s before transitioning to the film industry where he appeared in over 200 films. Some of his notable roles include Dr. John H. Watson in the 1939 film "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and Judge Harper in the 1946 classic "It's a Wonderful Life". In addition to acting, Shannon also wrote screenplays for several films, including "The Mine with the Iron Door" (1936) and "Lost Horizon" (1937). Shannon was known for his deep, resonant voice and his commanding presence on screen. He continued acting in films until his passing in 1959 at the age of 84.

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