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Donal Donnelly Dies

Donal Donnelly in "The Elephant Man." (Photo by Zoe Dominic)

Donal Donnelly — the Irish theatre and film actor, and a longtime Westport resident — died yesterday.  He was 78.

Donnelly was perhaps best known for his portrayal of “Freddy” Malins in John Huston’s film version of James Joyce’s short story “The Dead.”  He was nominated for a Tony in 1966, as Best Actor (Dramatic) in “Philadelphia, Here I Come!”

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For details on his career, click here.

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