Jack MacGowran Net Worth

Jack MacGowran was born on October 13, 1918 in  Dublin, Ireland, Ireland, is Actor, Writer. Jack MacGowran, the great Irish character actor known for his roles in the plays of Samuel Beckett, was born on October 13, 1918, in Ireland. He established his professional reputation as a member of the Abbey Players in Dublin, but he won his greatest fame for essaying Beckett's characters onstage. (In 1971, MacGowran would win the Obie Award for Best Performance By an Actor essaying "Beckett" on the off-Broadway stage.)MacGowran's appearance as the Squire's right-hand man in John Ford's paean to Ireland, The Quiet Man (1952), introduced him to world cinema. In 1954 he moved to London, where he joined The Shakespeare Company (before it won the patronage of Queen Elizabeth II and added the sobriquet "Royal" to its name). At the Shakespeare Company, he became friends with fellow Irishman-abroad Peter O'Toole, with whom he would co-star in Richard Brooks's Lord Jim (1965) (1965) a decade later. In New York, he appeared as Joxer, one of the greatest roles in modern Irish drama, in the Broadway musical "Juno", which was based on 'Sean O'Casey''s 1924 masterpiece "Juno and the Paycock (1930)". Fittingly, he played O'Casey's brother Archie in Young Cassidy (1965), one of John Ford's last films (which the director had to abandon owing to ill health).One of his only movie leads came with Wonderwall (1968), an exercise in "mod" cinema (a genre that ironically harkened back to the first cinema, that of the silent screen), a film that is remembered mostly for 'George Harrison's score. By that time, MacGowran had established himself as the actor to go to for roles calling for an impish, Puckish character. He was in great demand for comedies, such as the Oscar-winning 'Tom Jones (1963)_ (Best Picture of 1963) and Start the Revolution Without Me (1970). In the classical genre, he memorably played The Fool to the great 'Paul Scofield''s watershed interpretation of King Lear (1971) in Peter Brooks's 1971 film that captured Scofield's magisterial performance, arguably the greatest interpretation of Lear in the 20th century.After starring in the first London production of Beckett's "Endgame", MacGowran began a busy career as a character actor in motion pictures. Director Roman Polanski used him twice, as a gangster in his absurdist Cul-de-sac (1966) and as Professor Abronsius, the Vampire Hunter, in his horror film parody Dance of the Vampires (1967), a role that was written especially for him. His last film was a more straightforward horror picture, the 1973 blockbuster The Exorcist (1973), in which he played a doomed film director.Jack MacGowran died on January 31, 1973, of complications from influenza, which he had caught in London during a flu epidemic. The cinema and the stage lost a unique talent that never has been replaced.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Actor, Writer
Birth Day October 13, 1918
Birth Place  Dublin, Ireland, Ireland
Died On 31 January 1973(1973-01-31) (aged 54)\nNew York City, New York, USA
Birth Sign Scorpio
Years active 1951–1973
Spouse(s) Aileen Gloria Nugent (1963–1973) (his death)
Children Tara MacGowran

💰 Net worth: $13 Million

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MacGowran was born on 13 October 1918 in Dublin. He established his professional reputation as a member of the Abbey Players in Dublin, while he achieved stage renown for his knowing interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett. He appeared as Lucky in Waiting For Godot at the Royal Court Theatre, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Endgame at the Aldwych Theatre. He released an LP record, MacGowran Speaking Beckett, to coincide with Samuel Beckett's 60th birthday in 1966, and won the 1970–71 Obie for Best Performance By an Actor in the off-Broadway play MacGowran in the works of Beckett.


MacGowran's film career started in Ireland with the film No Resting Place (1951), and many of his earlier films were set in Ireland. Notably The Quiet Man (1952), The Gentle Gunman (1952), Rooney (1958) and Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959).


In 1954 he moved to London, where he became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. There he struck up a lasting friendship with Peter O'Toole, with whom he later appeared in Richard Brooks' Lord Jim (1965).


He also specialised in the work of Seán O'Casey, creating the role of Joxer in the Broadway musical Juno in 1959, based with O'Casey's 1924 play about the Troubles, Juno and the Paycock. Fittingly, he played O'Casey's brother Archie in Young Cassidy (1965), one of John Ford's last films (which the Director had to abandon due to ill health).


In 1963, he married Aileen Gloria Nugent, daughter of the Irish MP for South Westmeath and Senator of the Irish Free State, Sir Walter Nugent, Bt.


In 1966 Roman Polanski cast him as the gangster Albie in Cul-de-sac, before creating Professor Abronsius in The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) especially for him. Other notable film appearances include the Ealing comedy The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953), Tony Richardson's Tom Jones (1963), David Lean's Doctor Zhivago (1965), Richard Lester's How I Won the War (1967), Peter Brook's King Lear, the leading role of Professor Collins in Wonderwall (1968), and Age of Consent (1969). On TV he also appeared in "The Happening", an episode of The Champions and as professor Poole in The Winged Avenger episode of The Avengers TV Series. He played a safecracker opposite Kenneth Cope in "The Ghost Talks" episode of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). His last film was The Exorcist (1973).


Jack MacGowran played the title role of "Gandhi" in the Broadway play written by Gurney Campbell in 1971, directed by Jose Quintero.