|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1931, England|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 2010|
Actor. Born in England to Irish parents, he was raised in Dublin, where he attended Synge Street Christian Brothers School, and gained acting experience at the Gate Theatre before moving on to the London stage. He made his big screen debut in the John Ford picture "The Rising of the Moon" (1957), but it was on the Broadway stage where Donnelly first achieved international stardom with his breakthrough role as 'Gareth O'Donnell in Private' in the production "Philadelphia, Here I Come!" (1966), for which he received a Tony Award nomination. Beginning in the late-1950s on, Donnelly appeared in such British TV programs as "The Avengers", "Z Cars", "The Wednesday Play", with a starring role as 'Matthew Browne' in the series "Yes, Honestly" (1976 to 1977), and appearances in the motion pictures "I'm All Right Jack" (1959) and "The Knack...and How to Get It" (1965). He became identifiable to American movie audiences for his performances in John Huston's "The Dead" (1987) and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather III" (1990). (bio by: C.S.)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 05, 2010
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