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Sean McClory

Sean McClory was born in Dublin, Ireland, but spent his early life in Galway. He was the son of Hugh Patrick, an architect and civil engineer, and Mary Margaret Ball, who had been a model. Sean decided to become an actor and joined Dublin's renowned Abbey Theater (also known as the National Theater of Ireland, opened in 1904). He rose through the ranks playing in productions of the works of such authors as William Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw, and soon began to play leads mostly in comedies (popular through most of the 1940s and into the 1950s). When comedies began to fade from the theater after World War II, McClory with turned an eye toward film. In early 1947 he decided to make the jump to America and break into Hollywood. His first roles were that of a staple in American films: the Irish cop, which he played in two of the "Dick Tracy" series in 1947. In 1949 he signed a short contract with 20th Century-Fox. By 1950 he was showing up in more notable films - though uncredited, particularly in The Glass Menagerie (1950). Within a year McClory's talents were being showcased in various small feature roles. John Ford finally began casting - a painstaking process for the finicky director -- for his long conceived The Quiet Man (1952) and chose McClory for a small but showy part, in which he was seen throughout the film feature with Charles B. Fitzsimons, the younger brother of the film's star, Maureen O'Hara, playing an Irish villager. Although some of the cast were familiar members of the "John Ford Stock Company", many roles were filled by actual Irish villagers (the film was shot on location) and included a generous helping of Abbey Theater alumni: the Shields brothers (Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields) and Jack MacGowran, in addition to O'Hara McClory. Ford wanted him for roles in several of his subsequent films, however McClory's busy film and TV schedule only allowed him to accept roles in two other Ford films, The Long Gray Line and Cheyenne Autumn. McClory had a cultured, neutral Irish brogue that fit well in small- or big-screen performances, unlike such Irish actors as Barry Fitzgerald who, though very effective and beloved, had a thick brogue that kept him forever cast as an Irishman. As a result, McClory was much more at home in American TV and had many memorable roles from 1953 onward, appearing in a gamut of episodic TV in addition to his feature film work. However, it was his frequent appearances on the small screen that enabled McClory to stand out in viewers' memories, especially in a range of western and adventure series (in which he played a good sprinkling of Irish characters) well into the 1970s. Though not as busy in the 1980s as he was in the '70s, one role in which he truly stood out was in an adaptation by John Huston of Irish writer James Joyce's famous 1907 short story "The Dead" made in 1987 (The Dead (1987)), his final film appearance. McClory's role as Mr. Grace was not a character in the original story but was created by Huston and his son Tony Huston to provide McClory with a reading of the medieval Irish poem "Young Donal", which was very effective to the mood of this look at Irish family remembrance.

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Mar 8, 1924 In Dublin
Всего фильмов:
Впервые появился:
В movie Лошадиные перья 1932-08-19
Последний проект:
movie Новый Человек-паук 2012-06-27
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Фильмы Ложное искушение Unknown 2006-12-11
Фильмы Only Human Unknown 2004-07-09
Фильмы Duck! The Carbine High Massacre Unknown 1999-10-26
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Фильмы Степфордские жены 1975-02-12
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Series Лансье Unknown 1968-09-24
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Series The Outcasts Unknown 1968-09-23
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Series Менникс Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Фильмы Follow Me, Boys! Edward White, Sr. 1966-12-01
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Фильмы Мэри Поппинс Bloodhound / Reporter #4 (voice) 1964-08-27
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Фильмы Этот безумный, безумный, безумный, безумный мир Unknown 1963-11-07
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Series General Electric True Unknown 1962-09-30
Фильмы Valley of the Dragons Michael Denning 1961-10-31
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Series Сёрфсайд 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
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Series Шаг за грань Unknown 1959-01-20
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series The Swamp Fox 1959-10-23
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Фильмы The Giant of Marathon Unknown 1959-12-03
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
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Series Стрелок Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Бронко Unknown 1958-09-23
Series Есть оружие - будут путешествия Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series Перри Мейсон Unknown 1957-09-21
Фильмы Diane Montgomery 1956-01-12
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Series Театр Зейна Грея Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers Unknown 1956-10-21
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Фильмы The Long Gray Line Dinny Maher 1955-02-09
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Series Дымок из ствола Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Frontier Unknown 1955-09-25
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series Альфред Хичкок представляет Unknown 1955-10-02
Фильмы Они Maj. Kibbee 1954-06-16
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Series Кульминация Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Лэсси Unknown 1954-09-12
Фильмы Plunder of the Sun Jefferson 1953-08-26
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Фильмы Island in the Sky Frank Lovatt, Dooley's co-pilot 1953-09-05
Фильмы Man in the Attic Constable #1 1953-12-23
Фильмы Тихий человек Owen Glynn 1952-07-21
Фильмы Lorna Doone Charleworth Doone 1951-05-31
Фильмы Storm Warning Shore 1951-02-10
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Фильмы Beyond Glory Barney 1948-08-03
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