Birth Name: Brian Manion Dennehy
Date of Birth: July 9, 1938
Place of Birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Death: April 15, 2020
Place of Death: New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Brian Dennehy was an American actor. He was the son of Hannah (Manion) and Edward Joseph Dennehy, a wire service editor for the Associated Press. Brian served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Brian was married to Jennifer Arnott, until his death. He had three children, including actress Elizabeth Dennehy, with his former wife Judith Scheff; and two children with Jennifer.
Brian’s paternal grandfather was named Dennis Dennehy. Dennis was Irish.
Brian’s paternal grandmother was named Nellie. Nellie was Irish.
Brian’s maternal grandfather was named Michael Henry Manion (the son of James Manion). Michael was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents.
Brian’s maternal grandmother was named Margaret O’Connor. Margaret was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents.
Sources: Brian’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brian’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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