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Brian Dennehy


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Birth Name: Brian Dennehy
Born: 07/09/1938
Birth Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Born July 9, 1938 in Bridgeport, CT, Dennehy was raised by his father, Edward, a correspondent and editor for the Associated Press, and his mother, Hannah, a former nurse. He spent his adolescence and teen years in Brooklyn, where his broad frame was put to good use on the football team of Chaminade High School. But a teacher encouraged Dennehy to act, which led him to tackle the lead role in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" while still in high school. He next attended Columbia University on a football scholarship, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history before enrolling at Yale University and studying drama. In 1959, Dennehy began active duty in the Marine Corp, and served overseas in ... Continue Bio >>


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