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|Known for:||The Exorcist, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Doctor Zhivago|
|Birth name:||John Joseph MacGowran|
|Birthday:||13 October 1918, Dublin, Ireland|
|Height:||5' 7" 1.70 m|
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TriviaFather of Tara MacGowran. Born in Dublin, Jack MacGowran worked as an insurance assessor for eight years before becoming an actor with the Abbey Theatre. He made his film debut in John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952). He was also a noted stage actor specialising in works by Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett. He appeared in "Waiting For Godot" at the Royal Court Theatre London, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company in "Endgame" at the Aldwych Theatre. He released an LP record, "MacGowran Speaks Beckett", to coincide with Samuel Beckett's 60th birthday. While Jack MacGowran was making Dance of the Vampires (1967), it was suggested by Roman Polanski and GÃ©rard Brach, who wrote the original story for Wonderwall (1968), that he play the part of Professor Collins.