Irish actors died in 1970

Here are 1 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died in 1970:

Arthur Shields

Arthur Shields (February 15, 1896 Portobello, Dublin-April 27, 1970 Santa Barbara) a.k.a. "Boss" Shields was an Irish actor.

Shields was the eldest brother of renowned Irish playwright John Millington Synge. He began his acting career with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and later moved to London to work in British theatre. In the 1930s, he immigrated to the United States and appeared in several Hollywood movies including "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Shields was also a co-founder of the Irish American Theatre Company in New York City. He spent the final years of his life in Santa Barbara, California, where he passed away in 1970 at the age of 74.

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