Brendan Behan

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Birthday
9, 1923
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Mar 20, 1964 (41)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1923
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Mar 20, 1964 (41)

About

Talented Irish poet and playwright who died of alcoholism. He wrote The Quare Fellow, The Hostage, and Borstal Boy.

Before Fame

At age 13, he left school to join his father's profession as a house painter.

Trivia

He was part of the Irish Republican Army.

Family Life

He married Beatrice Salkeld in 1995.

Associated With

Veronica Lake also had difficulty with alcoholism throughout her life.