William Joseph Shields, known professionally as Barry Fitzgerald, 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, The Long Voyage Home, How Green Was My Valley, Going My Way, None but the Lonely Heart and The Quiet Man. For Going My Way, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was simultaneously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He was the older brother of Irish actor Arthur Shields.
|Born:||William Joseph Shields, March 10, 1888, Dublin, Ireland|
|Died:||January 14, 1961, Dublin, Ireland|
|Relatives:||Arthur Shields (brother)|
|IMDb:||Barry Fitzgerald's IMDb|
About Barry Fitzgerald
Irish actor best known for his Oscar-winning role as Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way. He appeared in the films The Plough and the Stars and How Green was My Valley, both directed by John Ford.
He worked in civil service before pursuing his career as an actor.
He was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the same Academy Awards for his role as Father Fitzgibbon.
His younger brother was actor Arthur Shields.
He starred alongside Louis Hayward in the 1945 adaptation of And Then There Were None.
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- People educated at Skerry's College
- Burials at Deans Grange Cemetery
- Irish Protestants
- Male actors from Dublin (city)
- Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (film) winners
- Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winners
- 20th-century Irish male actors
- Irish male stage actors
- Irish male film actors