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Denis O'Dea
Born April 26, 1905(1905-04-26)
Dublin, Ireland
Died November 5, 1978 (aged 73)
Dublin, Ireland
Years active 1935–1960
Spouse(s) Siobhan McKenna (1956-1978) (his death) 1 son

Denis O'Dea (b. 26 April 1905, Dublin, Ireland - d. 5 November 1978, Dublin) was an Irish stage and film actor.

O'Dea was a leading member of Dublin's Abbey Theatre, where his work led to a number of film roles including the Young Covey in John Ford's The Plough and the Stars (1936) and the Police Inspector in pursuit of James Mason's Johnny McQueen in Carol Reed's Odd Man Out (1947).

Other films in which he appeared include: The Fallen Idol (1948, again for Reed, and again as a police officer), Alfred Hitchcock's Under Capricorn (1949), Disney's Treasure Island (1950), Mogambo (1953), Niagara, (1953), The Rising of the Moon (1957), Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), and Esther and the King (1960).


He was married to actress Siobhán McKenna from 1956 until his death in 1978 at the age of 73; they had one son.

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