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Barry Fitzgerald – MovieActors.com

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Fitzgerald in GOING MY WAY.

Barry Fitzgerald: Best Supporting Actor 1944: MovieActors.com

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Going My Way
(Drama)

Barry Fitzgerald won his Supporting Oscar for playing
Father Fitzgibbon the crusty pastor of a run-down
church.






About Barry Fitzgerald (1888 – 1961)

Barry Fitzgerald was born in Dublin, Ireland on March 10, 1888. His birth name is William Joseph Shields.

On January 14, 1961, Fitzgerald died in Dublin, Ireland of an heart attack.

Arthur Shields, who acted on several television series such as I SPY and MAVERICK, was Barry Fitzgerald's brother.  Barry Fitzgerald was a Protestant and a Nationalist in the 20th Century upheaval in Ireland. Barry's brother, Arthur Shields was a Republican.

Educated to join the banking business, Barry Fitzgerald, took and unexpected turn and joined the Dublin's world-famous Abbey Players.  Consequently, Barry Fitzgerald starred in JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK. He recreated the role in the film debut for Alfred Hitchcock in 1930.

In 1935, John Ford persuaded Barry Fitzgerald to move to Hollywood, California and star in THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS in 1936.

THE QUIET MAN in 1952, was Barry Fitzgerald's most remembered performance. Barry Fitizgerald played the aging Father Fitzgibbon in GOING MY WAY in 1944. Fitzgerald won an Academy Award for his performance. He later broke the head off his Oscar practicing his golf swing.

Barry Fitzgerald's notable movie credits include...

CRADLE OF GENIUS (1961)
BROTH OF A BOY (1959)
ROONEY (1958)
THE CATERED AFFAIR (1956)
TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT (1954)
THE QUIET MAN (1952)
SILVER CITY (1951)
UNION STATION (1950)
THE STORY OF SEABISCUIT (1949)
TOP O' THE MORNING (1949)
MISS TATLOCK'S MILLIONS (1948)
THE SAINTED SISTERS (1948)
THE NAKED CITY (1948)
WELCOME STRANGER (1948)
EASY COME, EASY GO (1947)
TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST (1946)
CALIFORNIA (1946)
INCENDIARY BLONDE (1945)
DUFFY'S TAVERN (1945)
THE STORK CLUB (1945)
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (1945)
NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (1944)
I LOVE A SOLDIER (1944)
GOING MY WAY (1944)
CORVETTE K-225 (1943)
TWO TICKETS TO LONDON (1943)
THE AMAZING MR. HOLLIDAY (1943)
TARZAN'S SECRET TRESSURE (1941)
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (1941)
THE SEA WOLF (1941)
SAN FRANCISCO DOCKS (1940)
THE LONG VOYAGE HOME (1940)
FULL CONFESSION (1939)
THE SAINT STRIKES BACK (1939)
PACIFIC LINER (1939)
BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
THE DAWN PATROL (1938)
MARIE ANTOINETTE (1938)
FOUR MEN AND A PRAYER (1938)
EBB TIDE (1937)
THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (1936)
JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (1930)
LAND OF HER FATHERS (1924)

Achievements and Awards won by Barry Fitzgerald

Golden Globe – GOING MY WAY – 1944
New York Film Critics Circle Awards – GOING MY WAY – 1944

Barry Fitzgerald's television credits include...

ALFRED HITCHCOK PRESENTS (TV SERIES) (1955)
G.E. TRUE THEATER (TV SERIES) (1954)
TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT (1954)

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Barry Fitzgerald in AND THEN THERE WERE NONE – 1945.

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Barry Fitzgerald in GOING MY WAY (1944).