Although he came to be called "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence"--and, along with good friends James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and a few others were called "The Irish Mafia"--and he often played Irish immigrants, Pat O'Brien was US-born and -bred. As a young boy the devoutly Roman Catholic O'Brien considered entering the seminary to study for the priesthood...See full bio »
1948The Boy with Green Hair
(performer: "TREAD ON THE TAIL OF ME COAT" - uncredited, "HOW MANY MILES TO DUBLIN TOWN?" - uncredited)
1943The Iron Major
(performer: "As the Backs Go Tearing By Dartmouth Fight Song" - uncredited, "Billy Boy Can She Bake a Cherry Pie" - uncredited, "In the Town of Donegal" - uncredited / "Billy Boy Can She Bake a Cherry Pie" - uncredited)
[on Knute Rockne] He was not only a great coach but also an extraordinary human being, and I felt privileged, humble, trying to convey the glory and the humanness that was 'Rock'. And there were frightening moments when I briefly felt as if I were Knute Rockne.
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