Dennehy, Brian

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Dennehy, Brian Gender: M
Brian Manion Dennehy
born on 9 July 1938
Place Bridgeport, Connecticut, 41n10, 73w12
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Astrodienst
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Brian Dennehy (2009)
photo: Justin Hoch photographing for Hudson Union Society, license cc-by-2.0


American actor of film, stage, and television; a winner of one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and a recipient of six Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He gained initial recognition in film for his role as Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood (1982). He had roles in numerous films including Gorky Park (1983), Silverado (1985), Cocoon (1985), F/X (1986), Presumed Innocent (1990), Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Knight of Cups (2015). Dennehy won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Willy Loman in the television film Death of a Salesman (2000).

According to Variety, Dennehy was "perhaps the foremost living interpreter" of playwright Eugene O'Neill’s works on stage and screen. He had a decades long relationship with Chicago's Goodman Theatre where much of his O'Neill work originated. He also regularly played Canada's Stratford Festival, especially in works by William Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett. He once gave credit for his award-winning performances to the play's authors: "When you walk with giants, you learn how to take bigger steps."

Dennehy married twice and had five children including actress Elizabeth Dennehy. He died on 15 April 2020 at age 81 of cardiac arrest due to sepsis during a hospital stay in New Haven, Connecticut.

Link to Wikipedia biography


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Source Notes

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors by Jerry Roberts (Scarecrow Press, 2009).


  • Traits : Body : Race (Irish)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Actress Elizabeth Dennehy)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (Six nominations)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Two)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Golden Globe)