Barry Fitzgerald Overview:

Legendary character actor, Barry Fitzgerald, was born William Joseph Shields on Mar 10, 1888 in Dublin, Ireland. Fitzgerald died at the age of 72 on Jan 14, 1961 in Dublin, Ireland and was laid to rest in Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock in Dublin, Ireland.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Barry Fitzgerald was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for Going My Way (as Father Fitzgibbon) in 1944.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1944Best ActorGoing My Way (1944)Father FitzgibbonNominated
1944Best Supporting ActorGoing My Way (1944)Father FitzgibbonWon
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

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- Frowning on Fame

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 10, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

While hunting down photographs of 's home for the upcoming Hollywood Home Tour we stumbled upon this article from the New York Times, originally posted on January 14, 1945. It was so entertaining we couldn't help but share it. And it's so fitting for St. Patrick's Day too...which wil... Read full article


- Frowning on Fame

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 10, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

While hunting down photographs of 's home for the upcoming Hollywood Home Tour we stumbled upon this article from the New York Times, originally posted on January 14, 1945. It was so entertaining we couldn't help but share it. And it's so fitting for St. Patrick's Day too...which wil... Read full article


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Barry Fitzgerald Quotes:

Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: You'll be right in your element here, Maggie. We're all nurses now.
Margaret O'Hara: Nurses?
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: The patient is one little horse, Seabiscuit. We're getting ready to try for the Santa Anita again.
Margaret O'Hara: But the paper said he was finished.
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: Yes, and I'd have sworn it, too, but now I know that so long as he can draw breath, you can't finish him. Tomorrow Ted is working him against the two best horses on the ranch.
Margaret O'Hara: Ted? Is he here?
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: As if you didn't know.
Margaret O'Hara: I've forgotten all about him. How is he?
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: Coming along as fine as Seabiscuit. In the Santa Anita, you'll see Ted up on him.
Margaret O'Hara: I won't see him.
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: You still love the lad, Margaret.
Margaret O'Hara: I tell you, he's out of my mind completely.
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: But not out of your heart.
Margaret O'Hara: Sure and I can't help myself. Ah, the devil take Ted Knowles.
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: Margaret, your happiness is more important than the big race. Would it lift the cloud off your eyes if I tried to talk Ted out of riding?
Margaret O'Hara: I'd be the happiest girl in the world. Uncle Shawn, you're a darling.
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: Oh, hold on now. It's not an accomplishment at yet.
Margaret O'Hara: You won't have any trouble getting someone just as good as Ted to ride the Seabiscuit.
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: Well, I've asked George Woolf to stand by in case Ted doesn't come around soon enough. Jockey for jockey there's little to choose between them.
Margaret O'Hara: Well then, things are going to work out right for everyone, aren't they?
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: 'Tis to be hoped for, Maggie darling.


Ignatius Feeney: A pound on Thornton against the Squire!
Michaleen Flynn: Go away, ye traiter, ya!


Mary Kate Danaher: Could you use a little water in your whiskey?
Michaleen Flynn: When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water.


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Barry Fitzgerald Facts
Brother of actor Arthur Shields, with whom he performed in several films, most notably John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952).

Broke the head off his 'Best Supporting Actor' Oscar (Going My Way (1944)) practicing his golf swing.

He is one of the elite ten thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year. The other nine are Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Cate Blanchett, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore and Jamie Foxx. Fitzgerald is the only of the actors to be nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie.

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