Brian Dennehy actor notes forest role in the movie Tommy boy and TV movie death of a salesman. This Tony and Golden Globe award winner died at 81. Brain died at a new haven, Connecticut with his wife Jennifer and son Cormac is side on Wednesday. His official Brad Turrell confirm this news on Thursday.
I’m just devastated to hear we lost my beloved friend and colleague, Brian Dennehy We were partners on two of my favorite films, Split Image and Best Seller. I’ve never laughed so hard as we did every day on the set or off. For a big “tough guy,” he was a sweetheart.American Actor James Woods
Life of Brian Dennehy
Brian was Born on 9 July 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Chose acting at the age of 14 in New York City. He completed his high school in Brooklyn. Played the title role in a production of Macbeth. Then scholarship at Columbia University and then five years of service in the US Marines. Dennehy was a height at 6ft 3in (1.9m). To fund his acting career in the 1960s he worked as a truck driver, a bartender, and a salesman.
I had to make a life inside those jobs, not just pretend,Brian to The New York Times in 1989
Dennehy moved to films in 1977 with Semi-Tough, which starred Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson. He received a $10,000 a week for 10 weeks’ work and it “looked like it was all the money in the world”, he was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
Brain Dennehy’s memorable screen performances
- First Blood
- Tommy Boy
- Presumed Innocent
Brain Dennehy’s Awards and recognition
- Won twice winning the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
- He also won a Golden Globe Award.
- Screen Actors Guild Award for the television film Death of a Salesman
- He was nominated for six Emmy Awards throughout his career.
- In 2011, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
Brian did not died because of any coronavirus infection. Dennehy died on April 15, 2020 of cardiac arrest due to sepsis during a hospital stay in New Haven, Connecticut.