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.

BlogHub Articles:

- 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


Classic Movie Coincidence: and Richard Haydn

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 10, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

and Richard Haydn?share a birthday and a film: Both and Richard Haydn appeared in?And Then There Were None — and both were born today March 10 (17 yrs apart!). Richard Haydn?as butler Thomas Rogers?and ?as Judge Francis J. Quinncannon?in Agath... 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


- 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:

Inspector Donnelly: I'll break any man who takes his eyes off that suitcase.


Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner: We really got to go east and do some buying. I got my eye on one or two I think we can get.
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: Good, we'd better start right away.
Mrs. Charles S. Howard: Wait a minute, now, I don't know whether I trust you two boys to go shopping or not.
Charles S. Howard, Seabiscuit's Owner: Shawn will see that no one puts anything over on me. Have you any particular favorites?
Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: No, not offhand. Oh, yes, come to think of it, now. I do know of one. And he shouldn't cost you too much, either. Sir, it would be a pleasure to go east to the sales with you. Indeed it will, sir!


Michaleen Flynn: Two women in the house - and one of them a redhead!


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

The slight, small Fitzgerald was frequently cast alongside huge hulks like John Wayne or Victor McLaglen (most notably in John Ford films), making for a good sight gag as he behaved fearlessly.

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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