Daniel O'Herlihy

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Daniel O'Herlihy

Birth
Wexford, County Wexford, Ireland
Death 17 Feb 2005 (aged 85)
Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Ballymoney Cross Roads, County Wexford, Ireland
Memorial ID 10495815 · View Source
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Actor. Also billed as Dan O'Herlihy. A tall, distinguished-looking leading man, and later a character player, he appeared in over 50 films and dozens of TV shows. He received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" (1952), directed by Luis Bunuel. Science Fiction fans will remember him as "The Old Man," the evil corporate executive in "RoboCop" (1987) and "RoboCop 2" (1990). O'Herlihy was born in Wexford, Ireland. He made his acting debut with Dublin's Abbey Players before coming to Hollywood in 1948. His other films include "Odd Man Out" (1947), "Macbeth" (as Macduff, 1948), "Imitation of Life" (1959), "Fail Safe" (1964), "Waterloo" (1970), "The Tamarind Seed" (1974), "MacArthur" (as Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1977), "Halloween III" (1982), and "The Dead" (1987). His last role was as Joe Kennedy in the 1998 TV movie "The Rat Pack." O'Herlihy was the brother of film and TV director Michael O'Herlihy. He died at his home in Malibu, California.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 10495815
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel O'Herlihy (1 May 1919–17 Feb 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10495815, citing Prospect Graveyard, Ballymoney Cross Roads, County Wexford, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .