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Brian Dennehy

Actor

Born - 9 July 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Died - 15 April 2020

Tall, bulky, thick-necked, hard-driving, fair-haired American actor with curled smile who, after periods as a stage actor and stockbroker, came late to TV and films, but quickly made his mark with a series of fierce and abrasive performances, including 14 movie and TV appearances in his first year of on-screen activity. A star character actor and the Brian Keith of his day, he was always convincing as rough diamonds. After Looking for Mr Goodbar and Semi-Tough (both 1977), he was seen in many more, including Foul Play (1978), F.I.S.T. (1978), 10 (1979), Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979), Little Miss Marker (1980), Split Image (1981), First Blood (1982), Gorky Park (1983), Finders Keepers (1984), Cocoon (1985), Silverado (1985), F/X Murder by Illusion (1985), Legal Eagles (1986), Best Seller (1986), Cocoon: The Return (1988), Seven Minutes (1989), Blue Heat (1990), FX 2 The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991), the TV movie Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (1993, the first of five TV films in this character), Romeo & Juliet (1996), Out of the Cold (1999), Summer Catch (2001), She Hate Me (2004), Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), 10th & Wolf (2006), Welcome to Paradise (2007), Righteous Kill (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), Twelfth Night (2012), Knight of Cups (2015), The Seagull (2018), 3 Days With Dad (2019) and Son of the South (2020), his last. Twice married, Dennehy had five children. He died 'from natural causes'.