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|
|Birthday||October 13, 1918|
|Date of death||January 30, 1973 (age 54)|