Mickey Shaughnessy

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Mickey Shaughnessy
Mickey Shaughnessy in Jailhouse Rock trailer.jpg
in Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Born Joseph Michael Shaughnessy
(1920-08-05)August 5, 1920
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died July 23, 1985(1985-07-23) (aged 64)
Cape May Court House, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active 1952–85

Joseph Michael "Mickey" Shaughnessy (August 5, 1920 – July 23, 1985) was an Irish American character actor and comedian who specialized in playing lovable, but not-too-bright lugs. He was known for roles such as the tough, experienced mentor of Elvis Presley's character in Jailhouse Rock and Maxi the punch-drunk boxer in Designing Woman (1957) opposite Gregory Peck.

The New York City-born Shaughnessy lived in Wildwood, New Jersey, and died at the age of 64 of heart failure at Cape May Court House, New Jersey.[1]

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  1. ^ Kaplan, Peter W. "Mickey Shaughnessy Dead; Comedian and Movie Actor", The New York Times, January 26, 1985. Accessed December 15, 2012. "Mickey Shaughnessy, a barrel-chested, pug-faced comedian who appeared in 41 movies, including From Here to Eternity, died of heart failure Tuesday in Cape May Courthouse, N.J. He was 64 years old and lived in Wildwood, N.J."

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