Brendan Behan

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan

Profession: Irish Poet and Playwright


Biography: Best known for his works like The Quare Fellow, The Hostage, and Borstal Boy.

Born: February 9, 1923
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: March 20, 1964 (aged 41)

Married Life

  • 1955-02-16 Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

Historical Events

  • 1956-07-24 Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow" premieres in London
  • 1958-10-14 Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London
  • 1967-10-10 Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin