Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Time After Time
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Joseph Sylvester Maher (December 29, 1933 – July 17, 1998) was an Irish-born naturalized American character actor who appeared in 43 films and was nominated for three Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award for his supporting roles on the stage. Maher was born in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, the son of Delia A. (née O`Malley) and Joseph Maher, a schoolteacher. One of ten children, he was educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. Maher`s Broadway theatre credits include The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, King Henry V, The Royal Family, Night and Day, and Loot. Maher`s film credits included For Pete`s Sake, Heaven Can Wait, Just Tell Me What You Want, I`m Dancing as Fast as I Can, The Evil That Men Do, My Stepmother is an Alien, Sister Act, Funny Farm, I.Q., In & Out and The Out-of-Towners. Maher died of a brain tumor at his home in Los Angeles, California on July 17, 1998. Became a naturalized U.S. citizen before his death in L.A.
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Joseph Sylvester Maher
Joseph Sylvester Maher (pronounced Ma-her or Ma-HARR, December 29, 1933 – July 17, 1998) was an Irish-born naturalized American character actor, playwright and director, best known for his roles in motion pictures, television and the theater. He was nominated for three Tony Awards, won a Drama Desk Award and Obie Award, and was a nominee of the Olivier Award for his supporting roles on the stage. He was also known for appearing in plays by Joe Orton.
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