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Brendan Behan

Brendan BehanAKA Brendan Francis Behan

Born: 9-Feb-1923
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 20-Mar-1964
Location of death: Dublin, Ireland
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright, Author

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: The Hostage

Mother: Kathleen Behan
Brother: Dominic Behan (author)
Wife: Beatrice Salkeld (m. Feb-1955, until his death, one child)

    Irish Republican Army 1937-39
    The Irish Times Correspondent
    Sabotage 1940 (convicted)
    Attempted Murder (amnestied 1946)
    Deported 1942 to Dublin, from England
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Diabetes

Author of books:
Borstal Boy (1958, novel)
Brendan Behan's Island (1962, anecdotes)
The Scarperer (1964, novel)
Hold Your Hour and Have Another (1963, columns)
Brendan Behan's New York (1964)
Confessions of an Irish Rebel (1965, memoir)

Wrote plays:
The Quare Fellow (1954)
The Hostage (1958)


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