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date: 16 February 2020

Behan, (Francis) Brendanlocked

(1923–1964)
  • Joan Littlewood

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Behan, (Francis) Brendan (1923–1964), writer, was born on 9 February 1923 at Holles Street Hospital, Dublin, the first of the four sons of Stephen Behan (d. 1968), house painter, and his wife, Kathleen, daughter of John Kearney, grocer. Stephen was doing time for ...

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