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Barry Fitzgerald
BARRY FITZGERALD (10 March 1888 – 14 January 1961) was an Irish stage, film and television actor. In a career spanning almost forty years, he appeared in such notable films as Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby
(1938), The Long Voyage Home
The Long Voyage Home
(1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), None but the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man
(1952). For Going My Way (1944), he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
and was simultaneously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor

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Seán O'Casey
SEáN O\'CASEY (/ˈʃɔːn oʊˈkeɪsiː/ ; Irish : Seán Ó Cathasaigh, Irish pronunciation: ; born JOHN CASEY, 30 March 1880 – 18 September 1964) was an Irish dramatist and memoirist. A committed socialist, he was the first Irish playwright of note to write about the Dublin
Dublin
working classes. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Politics * 3 After Easter Rising
Easter Rising
* 4 Abbey Theatre * 5 England * 6 Later life * 7 Personal life * 8 Archival collection * 9 Works * 10 Awards and recognition * 11 Legacy * 12 See also * 13 References * 14 Further reading * 15 External links EARLY LIFEO'Casey was born at 85 Upper Dorset Street , Dublin
Dublin
, as John Casey, the son of Michael Casey, a mercantile clerk, and Susan Archer. His family background was "shabby genteel", and not, as often assumed, the working-class culture in which his plays are set
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Academy Awards
Spotlight BEST PICTUREMoonlight The ACADEMY AWARDS, now known officially as THE OSCARS, is a set of twenty-four awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel , are overseen by AMPAS. The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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Johnny Weissmuller
JOHNNY WEISSMULLER (2 June 1904 – 20 January 1984) was an Austro-Hungarian -born American competition swimmer and actor, best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century. Weissmuller was one of the world's fastest swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo . He was the first to break the one minute barrier for 100-meter freestyle, and the first to swim 440-yard freestyle under five minutes. He won fifty-two U.S. national championships, set more than 50 world records (spread over both freestyle and backstroke), and was purportedly undefeated in official competition for the entirety of his competitive career
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Guests Of The Nation
"GUESTS OF THE NATION" is a short story written by Frank O\'Connor , first published in 1931, portraying the execution of two Englishmen held captive by the Irish Republican Army during the War for Independence . The story is split into four sections, each section taking a different tone. The first reveals a real sense of camaraderie between the English prisoners. With the two Englishmen being killed, the final lines of the story describe the nauseating effect this has on the Irishmen. Neil McKenzie's stage adaptation of the story received a 1958 Obie Award . CONTENTS * 1 Plot summary * 2 Characters * 3 Adaptations * 4 References * 5 External links PLOT SUMMARYThe story opens with two Englishmen, Hawkins and Belcher, being held prisoner by a small group of rebels, somewhere in Ireland, during the Irish War of Independence. They all play cards and argue about politics, religion, and capitalists
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Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Hollywood/Vine Hollywood/Highland WEBSITE Official website LOS ANGELES HISTORIC-CULTURAL MONUMENT DESIGNATED July 5, 1978 REFERENCE NO. 194The HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard
and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood
Hollywood
, California
California
. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry , bearing the names of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood
Hollywood
Chamber of Commerce and maintained by the self-financing Hollywood
Hollywood
Historic Trust
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Leo McCarey
THOMAS LEO MCCAREY (October 3, 1898 – July 5, 1969) was a three-time Academy Award
Academy Award
winning American film director , screenwriter and producer . He was involved in nearly 200 movies, the most well known today being Duck Soup , Make Way for Tomorrow , The Awful Truth , Going My Way and An Affair To Remember . While focusing mainly on screwball comedies during the 1930s, McCarey turned towards producing more socially conscious and overtly religious movies during the 1940s, ultimately finding success and acclaim in both genres. McCarey was one of the most popular and established comedy directors of the pre- World War II
World War II
era. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Quote * 3 Death * 4 Partial filmography * 5 Academy Awards * 6 References * 7 External links CAREERBorn in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
, McCarey attended St
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World War II
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations
League of Nations
* Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIED POWERS AXIS POWERS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS * Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
* Franklin D
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Teresa Deevy
TERESA DEEVY (21 January 1894 – 19 January 1963) was a deaf Irish dramatist, short story writer, and writer for radio. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 At the Abbey Theatre * 3 Work on radio * 4 Later life and death * 5 Stage Plays by Teresa Deevy * 6 Radio Plays by Teresa Deevy * 7 Short stories * 8 Essays * 9 References * 10 External links BACKGROUNDDeevy was born in Passage Road, Waterford city , Ireland, in the family home named 'Landscape'. She was the youngest of thirteen children. Her father, Edward Deevy, was a farmer and then a draper, who died when Deevy was two years old. She was then reared by her mother and seven sisters
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Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD (/ˈhɒliwʊd/ HOL-ee-wuud ) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
. This ethnically diverse, densely populated neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S. film industry , including several of its historic studios, and its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people in it. Hollywood
Hollywood
was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognizable film industry in the world
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Dublin
DUBLIN (/ˈdʌblɪn/ , Irish : Baile Átha Cliath Irish pronunciation: ) is the capital of and largest city in Ireland . Dublin
Dublin
is located in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey and bordered on the South by the Wicklow Mountains . The city has an urban area population of 1,173,179. The population of the Dublin Region
Dublin Region
, as of 2016 , was 1,347,359 people, and the population of the Greater Dublin area was 1,904,806. There is archaeological debate regarding precisely where Dublin
Dublin
was established by Celtic-speaking people in the 7th century. Later expanded as a Viking
Viking
settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin
Dublin
became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion
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John Wayne
MARION MITCHELL MORRISON (born MARION ROBERT MORRISON; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as JOHN WAYNE and nicknamed DUKE, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award
Academy Award
-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. Born in Winterset, Iowa , Wayne grew up in Southern California
California
. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California
California
as a result of a bodysurfing accident. :63–64 Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation
Fox Film Corporation
, he appeared mostly in small bit parts. His first leading role came in Raoul Walsh 's The Big Trail
The Big Trail
(1930), which led to leading roles in numerous B movies throughout the 1930s, many of them in the Western genre
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United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND was established as a sovereign state on 1 January 1801 by the Acts of Union 1800
Acts of Union 1800
, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland
Ireland
. The growing desire for an Irish Republic
Irish Republic
led to the Irish War of Independence , which resulted in Ireland
Ireland
seceding from the Union and forming the Irish Free State in 1922. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
remained part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, and the state was consequently renamed the " United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". The UK financed the European coalition that defeated France in 1815 in the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars

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Republic Of Ireland
IRELAND (/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen ); Irish : Éire ( listen )), also known as the REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe
Europe
occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland
Ireland
. The capital and largest city is Dublin
Dublin
, which is located on the eastern part of the island, and whose metropolitan area is home to around a third of the country's 4.75 million inhabitants. The state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland
Ireland
, a part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George\'s Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary , parliamentary republic
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Abbey Theatre
The ABBEY THEATRE (Irish : Amharclann na Mainistreach), also known as the NATIONAL THEATRE OF IRELAND (Irish : Amharclann Náisiúnta na hÉireann), in Dublin
Dublin
, Republic of Ireland, first opened its doors to the public on 27 December 1904. Despite losing its original building to a fire in 1951, it has remained active to the present day. The Abbey was the first state-subsidized theatre in the English-speaking world; from 1925 onwards it received an annual subsidy from the Irish Free State . Since July 1966, the Abbey has been located at 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin
Dublin
1. In its early years, the theatre was closely associated with the writers of the Irish Literary Revival
Irish Literary Revival
, many of whom were involved in its founding and most of whom had plays staged there
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Ireland
IRELAND (/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen ); Irish : Éire ( listen ); Ulster-Scots : Airlann ) is an island in the North Atlantic
North Atlantic
. It is separated from Great Britain
Great Britain
to its east by the North Channel , the Irish Sea , and St George\'s Channel . Ireland
Ireland
is the second-largest island of the British Isles
British Isles
, the third-largest in Europe
Europe
, and the twentieth-largest on Earth
Earth
. Politically, Ireland
Ireland
is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland
Ireland
), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, which is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, in the northeast of the island
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