Barry Fitzgerald news, related photos and videos, and reviews of Barry Fitzgerald performances. According to Wikipedia: Barry Fitzgerald was an Irish actor. Born William Joseph Shields in Dublin, he joined the Abbey Theatre, and starred in such plays as Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock, a role he recreated for Alfred Hitchcock in his screen debut in 1930. He is the older brother of Irish actor Arthur Shields. Fitzgerald was an avid golfer, and known to be a "hacker," Fitzgerald could easily lull opponents into small "bets" and once on the putting green would relieve them of their money. His small stature did nothing to aid in the distance required to be a truly good golfer, but it was his keen eye for the greens that kept others from wagering too great a bet once the tad of a man had a putter in his hand. He once shared his "loot" with a caddie who provided him greater insight into the putting greens of his own country club in Woodland Hills, California. In addition to Irish television production, he became a leading voice of Irish opera from 1918, where he had been a composer and director. In his early career as a producer and producer, he played an influential role on stage productions, including the film 'The Phantom of the Opera' and the play 'The Tempest of London'. Fitzgerald was appointed chief music composer at the Balmoral...
- Born: William Joseph Shields (1888-03-10) 10 March 1888 Dublin, Ireland
- Died: 14 January 1961 (1961-01-14) (aged 72) Dublin, Ireland
- Occupation: Actor
- Years active: 1924–61
- Relatives: Arthur Shields (brother)
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