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Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(born William Joseph Shields; 10 March 1888 – 14 January 1961) was an Irish stage, film and television actor.[1] 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 (1952)
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Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
(/ˈhɒliwʊd/ HOL-ee-wuud) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. This densely populated neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S
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Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Hollywood/Vine Hollywood/HighlandWebsite Official website Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Historic-Cultural MonumentDesignated July 5, 1978Reference no. 194The Hollywood
Hollywood
Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600[1] five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard
and three blocks of Vine Street
Vine Street
in Hollywood, 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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Teresa Deevy
Teresa Deevy (21 January 1894 – 19 January 1963) was a deaf Irish dramatist, short story writer, and writer for radio.Contents1 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 linksBackground[edit] Deevy was born in Passage Road, Waterford
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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John Wayne
Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne
John Wayne
and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker.[1] An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades.[2][3] Born in Winterset, Iowa, Wayne grew up in Southern California. He was president of Glendale High class of 1925.[4] He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California
Southern California
as a result of a bodysurfing accident.[5]:63–64 Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he appeared mostly in small bit parts
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Johnny Weissmuller
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
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),[2] and was purportedly undefeated in official competition for the entirety of his competitive career
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Seán O'Casey
Seán O'Casey
Seán O'Casey
(/ˈʃɔːn oʊˈkeɪsiː/; Irish: Seán Ó Cathasaigh, Irish pronunciation: [ˈʃaːn̪ˠoːˈkahəsˠiː]; 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.Contents1 Early life 2 Politics 3 After 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 References 13 Further reading 14 External linksEarly life[edit] O'Casey was born at 85 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin, as John Casey, the son of Michael Casey, a mercantile clerk, and Susan Archer.[1] 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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Abbey Theatre
The Abbey Theatre
Abbey Theatre
(Irish: Amharclann na Mainistreach), also known as the National Theatre of Ireland
Ireland
(Irish: Amharclann Náisiúnta na hÉireann), in 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, many of whom were involved in its founding and most of whom had plays staged there
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Academy Awards
MoonlightBest Picture The Shape of WaterThe Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 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 sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4] 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.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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Leo McCarey
Thomas Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 – July 5, 1969) was a three-time 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, The Bells of St. Mary's, My Son John and An Affair To Remember.[1] 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 era.Contents1 Life and career 2 Death 3 Partial filmography 4 Academy Awards 5 References 6 External linksLife and career[edit] Born in Los Angeles, California, McCarey attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Los Angeles High School.[2] His father was Thomas J
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the 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...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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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.Contents1 Plot summary 2 Characters 3 Adaptations 4 References 5 External linksPlot summary[edit] The 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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Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
(/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen); Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen); Ulster-Scots: Airlann [ˈɑːrlən]) is an island in the 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 third-largest island in Europe. Politically, Ireland
Ireland
is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. In 2011, the population of Ireland
Ireland
was about 6.6 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe
Europe
after Great Britain
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Republic Of Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
(/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen); Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen)), also known as the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
(Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe
Europe
occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is 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, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George's Channel
Saint George's Channel
to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east
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United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland
Ireland
was a sovereign country in western Europe, the predecessor to the modern United Kingdom of Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland. It was established on 1 January 1801 by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland. Britain financed the European coalition that defeated France in 1815 in the Napoleonic Wars. Britain, with its unsurpassed Royal Navy
Royal Navy
and British Empire, became the foremost world power for the next century. The Crimean War
Crimean War
with Russia and the Boer wars were relatively small operations in a largely peaceful century.[1] Rapid industrialisation that began in the decades prior to the state's formation continued up until the mid-19th century
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Dublin
Dublin
Dublin
(/ˈdʌblɪn/, Irish: Baile Átha Cliath[11] Irish pronunciation: [ˌbʲlʲɑː ˈclʲiə]) is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.[12][13] Dublin
Dublin
is located in the province of Leinster
Leinster
on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey and bordered on the South by the Wicklow Mountains
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