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Siobhan McKenna (1923 - 1986):
Actor


Siobhan McKenna was born in Belfast and moved to Galway when she was five years old. She was educated at the Dominican Convent, Galway, St Louis Convent, Monaghan, and University College, Galway. Her acting career began in An Taibhdhearc (the Irish-language theatre in Galway), after which she joined the Abbey Theatre in 1944. The Evening Standard named her actress of the year in 1958, and she was famous for performances in plays such as St Joan by Bernard Shaw and Synge's Playboy of the Western World. Here are Ladies, her one-woman show, was a tremendous success, especially her delivery of Molly Bloom's soliloquy from Joyce's Ulysses. The honours conferred on her include the gold medal of the Eire Society of Boston, an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, and in 1983, life membership of the Royal Dublin Society. In 1975 she was appointed President of Ireland's advisory Council of State.

Born: 24 May 1923
Died: 16 November 1986
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