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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James Ashmond: Do I look like a gentleman?
Tom Bowen: You look like a banker.
James Ashmond: But do I look like a gentleman?


[Darby finds Michael unconscious]
Darby O'Gill: [smells alcohol on Michael's shirt, slaps him awake] Is it drunk ye are?
[Michael looks up at him, puzzled; smells his shirt and looks at the bottle in his hand, then rubs the back of his head where he was beaten]
Darby O'Gill: Who did it, lad?
Michael McBride: I don't know, but I can guess.
Darby O'Gill: Where's Katie?
Michael McBride: [worried] She's gone after the horse!
Darby O'Gill: [angrily] Did ye let her go alone, in the dark of the night!
Michael McBride: She was in a terror rage at me! An' sure 'twas your fault for not tellin' her the truth in the first place!
Darby O'Gill: [worried] God forgive me, she'll be chasin' a pooka.


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
Talented Irish actor, long a member of the famous Abbey Players, but perhaps best known in America for creating the role of Finian McLonergan in the original Broadway production of "Finian's Rainbow" in 1947 and starring in the title role of Disney's "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" twelve years later. His last ten years were spent in quiet retirement until his death in 1970 at the age of 85.

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.

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