Albert Sharpe Overview:

Actor, Albert Sharpe, was born on Apr 15, 1885 in Belfast, Ireland. Sharpe died at the age of 84 on Feb 13, 1970 in Belfast, Ireland .



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Darby O'Gill: [to the Banshee] The Banshee! Keep away! Keep away! Keep away from her! Keep off! Keep off, now! Keep off, now!

[Katie is lost on Knocknasheega; a ghostly wail is heard]
Darby O'Gill: The banshee!
Michael McBride: Maybe it's just the wind.
Darby O'Gill: It's the wail of the banshee, the same as I heard the night Katie's mother was taken! She'll be destroyed entirely!

Darby O'Gill: This wasn't like any old Leprechaun that you wouldn't say hello twice to. But who was he, but Brian Conners himself, the King of them all! But I got me eye fixed on 'im. They can't escape, ye know, as long as ye don't look away. Now the night was dark, and the mountain was covered with mist, and the moon was no bigger than the light from a hay-penny candle. But it didn't hide 'im from me, for there he stood, with an angry little gob on him, an' his face as fierce as fire...

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Albert Sharpe Facts
Walt Disney had seen him in the Broadway production of "Finian's Rainbow." He kept him in mind for the title role in the long delayed "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" which wasn't made until 1959.

Attend Christian Brothers School in Belfast and started show business as a boy there selling programs at the Empire theater and as a magician's assistant.

Played many vaudeville houses while touring Europe in a 50-year career, at one time partnering in a comic act with actor Joe Carney.

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