Irish actors died in 1961

Here are 2 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died in 1961:

Barry Fitzgerald

Barry Fitzgerald (March 10, 1888 Portobello, Dublin-January 14, 1961 Dublin) also known as William Joseph Shields was an Irish actor.

He began his career as a stage actor in Dublin and later moved to London, where he achieved great success. Fitzgerald made his film debut in 1924 as an extra in the film "Knocknagow" and went on to appear in over 90 films. He is perhaps best known for his roles in "Going My Way" (1944) and "The Quiet Man" (1952), both of which earned him Academy Award nominations. Fitzgerald won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Going My Way". He was also a prolific writer, penning several books on his experiences as an actor.

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Stanelli (June 16, 1896 Dublin-February 12, 1961) a.k.a. Edward De Groot or Edward Stanelli was an Irish actor.

He began his acting career on the English stage before moving to Hollywood in the 1930s. Stanelli appeared in over 50 films throughout his career, playing a variety of roles ranging from supporting characters to leading men. He often played characters with a European accent, utilizing his own multilingual background to add authenticity to his performances. In addition to his work on stage and screen, Stanelli was also a talented musician and composer, creating scores for films such as Charlie Chan at Treasure Island and The Lady from Shanghai. Despite being a prolific and successful actor, Stanelli is relatively unknown today, perhaps due to the fact that he often played uncredited or small roles in popular films of the time.

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