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Brian Dennehy, ‘Tommy Boy’ and ‘First Blood’ Star, Dies at 81

There is a piece of sad news for the fans of Brian Dennehy. He was known for his roles in ‘Tommy Boy’ and ‘First Blood.’ His current age was 81. The news regarding his demise was shared by his daughter Elizabeth through a tweet on Twitter.

Brian, A Talented Actor!

Brian Dennehy expires at the age of 81.
A glimpse of the actor

The actor has won two Tonys in his career. The reason for his death is not the dreaded coronavirus but due to natural causes. Brian was a gem of a person having a larger than life attitude. He was a doting father and grandfather.

He became quite a famous name after his role in the 1995 comedy ‘Tommy Boy’ and the 1985 hit film ‘Cocoon.’ His role as Willy Loman won him the first Tony in the year 1999 for his remarkable performance.

A Memorable Childhood

The actor was part of the marines during his earlier days
Brian Dennehy during his days in the Marines

Brian Dennehy also won the 2nd Tony award for his role as James Tyrone in the year 2003. In the year 1977, he also became a part of the small screen and appeared in around ten series. Some of the popular series include Kojak, MASH, Lou Grant, and many others.

In the film ‘Presumed Innocent’ that released in the year 1990, Brian delivered one of his best performances. The actor was on good terms with the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. He was also a writer and had contributed his bit in the ‘Jack Reed’ series of TV movies. Apart from that, he played a popular role in the 1989 TV series ‘Day One’.

A Doting Family Man

Brian Dennehy with his second wife Jennifer Arnott
A still of the actor with his wife

Born and brought up in Bridgeport, Conn the actor was part of the Marines from 1959 to 1963. Talking about his personal life the actor was married twice. His first wife was Judith Scheff and his second wife were Jennifer Arnott. The actor has around 5 kids including 4 daughters and a son.

Here’s a short clip related to Brian Dennehy’s life journey :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1QaHH_uRF0

Sources: Variety, Independent

Written by Neal Johnson

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