Albert Sharpe

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This article is about the actor. For the American football and basketball player and coach, see Albert Sharpe (American football).

Albert Sharpe (15 April 1885 – 13 February 1970) was an Irish stage and film actor. His most famous roles were those of Disney's Darby O'Gill and the Little People and as Finian McLonergan in the Original Broadway production of the musical Finian's Rainbow. (the film version, made in 1968, had Fred Astaire in the role.) On screen he played Fiona's father Andrew in the MGM musical Brigadoon. He was also a member of the Abbey Players. His last ten years were spent in retirement. He died in 1970 in Belfast at the age of 84.


Year Film Role Other notes
1946 I See a Dark Stranger Irish Publican aka "The Adventuress" (USA). Uncredited
1948 Up in Central Park Timothy Moore
The Return of October Vince the Tout aka "A Date with Destiny" (UK)
Portrait of Jennie Moore aka "Jennie" (UK) OR "Tidal Wave"
1949 Adventure in Baltimore Dan Fletcher aka "Bachelor Bait" (UK)
1951 Royal Wedding James Ashmond aka "Wedding Bells" (UK)
The Highwayman Forsythe
You Never Can Tell Grandpa Hathaway aka "One Never Knows" OR "You Never Know" (UK)
1952 Face to Face First Mate Brown aka "The Secret Sharer"
1954 Brigadoon Andrew Campbell
1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People Darby O'Gill
1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Tosher

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