Brendan O'Reilly

Actor, Film actor

1929 – 2001

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Who was Brendan O'Reilly?

Brendan O'Reilly was an Irish broadcaster, journalist, actor, athlete, singer and songwriter. He is best known as presenter of the long-running Sports Stadium. Between 1966 and 1968, O'Reilly had the honour of commentating for Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as presenting the National Song Contest from 1966 to 1970.

He was a High Jumper, studied in America at the University of Michigan, he set the Irish High Jump record and also set the Irish Javelin record.

He also acted in the film Flight of the Doves playing a Garda, Michael, also played roles in After Midnight, and Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

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Born
1929
Granard
Spouses
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Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Education
  • University of Michigan
Died
Apr 1, 2001
Dublin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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