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Jack MacGowran

Jack MacGowran

Jack MacGowran, who came out of the Golden Age of the Irish Theatre, was a close friend of Samuel Beckett. He assembled a one-man show called MacGowran in the Work of Beckett, and won an Obie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in 1970-71.

His feature film credits include Tom Jones, Dr. Zhivago and Lord Jim. Shortly after completing his role in The Exorcist, he opened in a revival of The Plough, and his untimely death occurred shortly thereafter.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Jack MacGowran Facts

Birth Name John Joseph MacGowran
OccupationActor
BirthdayOctober 13, 1918
SignLibra
BirthplaceDublin, Ireland
Date of deathJanuary 30, 1973 (age 54)

Selected Filmography

Not available.