Milo O'Shea was born on June 2nd 1926

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Milo O’Shea: Irish character actor
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Milo of "Only the Lonely"; Actor Milo; Milo of “The Verdict”; Milo of “Ulysses”; Milo of “Barbarella”; Irish-born actor Milo
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Milo O'Shea as Friar Laurence in the 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet

Milo O'Shea (2 June 1926 – 2 April 2013) was an Irish character actor. He was nominated for the Tony Award for his roles in Staircase and Mass Appeal.

He was raised in Dublin, Ireland and educated by the Christian Brothers at Synge Street, along with his friend Donal Donnelly, who was born in England but raised in Ireland.

He began acting on the stage, then moved into film in the 1960s. He became popular in the UK as a result of starring in the BBC sitcom, Me Mammy, alongside Yootha Joyce.

O'Shea starred as Leopold Bloom in Joseph Strick's 1967 film version of Ulysses. Among his other memorable film roles in the 1960s were as the well-intentioned Friar Laurence in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet, and as the villainous Dr. Durand Durand in Roger Vadim's counterculture classic Barbarella (both films were released in 1968).

He continued to be active in American films and TV, such as in the movie The Verdict, and the TV series The West Wing.

O'Shea's first wife was Maureen Toal, an Irish actress, with whom he had two sons. He divorced her in 1974 and later married Kitty Sullivan, whom he met in Italy, where he was filming Barbarella and she auditioning for Man of La Mancha.

O'Shea died on April 2, 2013, in New York City following a short illness at the age of 86.

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