Irish actors died in 1974

Here are 1 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died in 1974:

Maxwell Reed

Maxwell Reed (April 2, 1919 Larne-August 16, 1974 London) was an Irish actor.

Reed started his career in the film industry in 1942 and became a prominent actor in the 1940s and 1950s. He appeared in several films such as "The Man Within" (1947), "The Story of Shirley Yorke" (1948), and "The Scarlet Web" (1954).

However, he is best known for his marriage to the British actress Joan Collins. They were married in 1952 and became known as a glamour couple in British films. Their marriage was controversial because Reed was reportedly physically abusive towards Collins. They divorced in 1956, and the details of their relationship were made public in Collins' memoir.

Reed's career declined after their divorce, and he struggled with alcoholism and financial issues. He died of a heart attack in 1974 at the age of 55.

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