Arthur Shields

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Age: 118
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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Arthur Shields (15 February 1896 - 27 April 1970) was an Irish stage and film actor.

Born into an Irish Protestant family in Portobello, Dublin, he started acting in the Abbey Theatre when still a young man. He was the younger brother of actor Barry Fitzgerald. An Irish nationalist, he fought in the Easter Uprising of 1916. He was captured and was interned in Frongoch, North Wales.[1] He afterwards returned to the Abbey theatre. In 1936 John Ford brought him to the United States to act in a film version of The Plough and the Stars.

He later returned to the U.S. and for health reasons, he decided to reside in California. He died at his home in Santa Barbara, California, aged 74.

Some of his memorable roles were in John Ford films. Shields portrayed the Reverend Playfair in Ford's The Quiet Man, opposite John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and his brother, Barry Fitzgerald. He played Dr. Laughlin in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon with Wayne and Joanne Dru, and appeared yet again with Wayne and Barry Fitzgerald in Ford's Long Voyage Home. His other films include: Little Nellie Kelly, The Keys of the Kingdom, The Fabulous Dorseys, Gallant Journey, The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Drums Along the Mohawk, Lady Godiva, National Velvet and The River.

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Movie Character Year
Wkqnzmmgqpr6uj0lnhasprxptke The Sign of the Cross Chaplain Costello (1944 Re-Release Prologue) (uncredited) 1933
3fnkoyvgbykcszpb4x9sflcmytr Drums Along the Mohawk Reverend Rosenkrantz 1939
Z1xlltu6wxmod1dvbfqmuzlupps The Long Voyage Home Donkeyman 1940
Itm9qiushu4kxywhkbun1kdr85x How Green Was My Valley Mr. Parry 1941
56kdczhx8nkwz4hzbb7p6uh15vh Lassie Come Home Andrew 1943
9mgfnpnvcp5ydc4f7ap6infdu7p Three Strangers Prosecutor 1946
276nrouzolnd1c9xijlb8myudop The Verdict Rev. Holbrook 1946
7aysatx5gnamz3crpwcdqtnnga3 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Michael 1947
Zq90a8if3p3v0qutptf2jb13ugc Red Light Father Redmond 1949
5ypcuewtzjw4kxpgoy8k1n8ntw5 Apache Drums Rev. Griffin 1951
Plchuqsxqmvhxe4omw6rkfxplb9 The Quiet Man Rev. Cyril 'Snuffy' Playfair 1952
5rxonelezc5tsvugfn7adr7jzcf Lady Godiva of Coventry Innkeeper 1955
Cqtpspzomh24fpviw4nsjjcegnu Daughter of Dr. Jekyll Dr. Lomas 1957