HALL OF FAME

The contributions of Irish Americans in the arts have been astounding, whether in early Vaudeville, acting on stage and screen, literature, journalism, all manner of music, comedy, dance, and much more. CLICK ON THE NAMES BELOW to educate yourself about these women and men who have contributed greatly to the history of arts and entertainment in America.

Our Hall of Fame is comprised only of those who have passed on, and may they Rest in Peace.

VAUDEVILLE
FRED ALLEN

FRED ALLEN

(Vaudeville actor/comic)
GRACIE ALLEN

GRACIE ALLEN

(Actress/comedienne)

GEORGE M. COHAN

GEORGE M. COHAN

(Vaudeville entertainer)
BARNEY FAGAN

BARNEY FAGAN

(Choreographer/co-inventor of tap dance)

HARRIGAN & HART

HARRIGAN & HART

(Vaudeville entertainers)
RUBY KEELER

RUBY KEELER

(Vaudeville dancer/actress)
BILLY MURRAY

BILLY MURRAY

(Vaudeville entertainer)
MUSIC
BUNNY BERIGAN

BUNNY BERIGAN

(jazz musician)
THE CLANCY BROTHERS

THE CLANCY BROTHERS

(traditional musicians)
ROSEMARY CLOONEY

ROSEMARY CLOONEY

(singer/actress)
BING CROSBY

BING CROSBY

(singer/actor)
TOMMY & JIMMY DORSEY

TOMMY & JIMMY DORSEY

(jazz musicians)
MORTON DOWNEY

MORTON DOWNEY

(singer)
RED FOLEY

RED FOLEY

(country musician)
JEANETTE MACDONALD

JEANETTE MACDONALD

(singer/actress)
TOMMY MAKEM

TOMMY MAKEM

(traditional musician)
JIMMY McHUGH

JIMMY McHUGH

(songwriter)
JIM MORRISON

JIM MORRISON

(rock singer/Celtic mystic on acid)
HELEN O’CONNELLJIM MORRISON

HELEN O’CONNELL

(jazz singer)
BURLESQUE
MARY LOUISE “TEXAS” GUINAN

MARY LOUISE “TEXAS” GUINAN

(Vaudeville entertainer/saloon keeper)
PATRICIA “BOOTS” MALLORY

PATRICIA “BOOTS” MALLORY

(Zeigfield Follies dancer/actress)
EVELYN NESBIT

EVELYN NESBIT

(chorus girl, chanteuse)
THE STAGE
MERCE CUNNINGHAM

MERCE CUNNINGHAM

(choreogapher)
HELEN HAYES

HELEN HAYES

(actress/Grand Dame of the theater)
TOM O’HORGAN

TOM O’HORGAN

(producer/director)
EUGENE O’NEILL

EUGENE O’NEILL

(playwright)
MOVIES & TELEVISION
PETER BOYLE

PETER BOYLE

(actor)
EILEEN BRENNAN

EILEEN BRENNAN

(actress)
WALTER BRENNAN

WALTER BRENNAN

(actor)
JAMES CAGNEY

JAMES CAGNEY

(actor)
GEORGE CARLIN

GEORGE CARLIN

(stand-up comedian/actor)
ART CARNEY

ART CARNEY

(actor)
DAN DAILEY

DAN DAILEY

(actor)
ANDY DEVINE

ANDY DEVINE

(actor)
WALT DISNEY

WALT DISNEY

(producer/animator/studio chief)
JAMES DUNN

JAMES DUNN

(actor)
IRENE DUNN

IRENE DUNN

(actress/singer)
EDDIE EGAN

EDDIE EGAN

(cop/actor)
CHRIS FARLEY

CHRIS FARLEY

(comic performer/actor)
JOHN FORD

JOHN FORD

(movie director)
ERROL FLYNN

ERROL FLYNN

(actor)
JACKIE GLEASON

JACKIE GLEASON

(actor/entertainer)
MERV GRIFFIN

MERV GRIFFIN

(talk show host/producer)
JACK HALEY

JACK HALEY

(actor/dancer)
WILLIAM HICKEY

WILLIAM HICKEY

(actor)
JOHN HUSTON

JOHN HUSTON

(movie director/actor)
WALTER HUSTON

WALTER HUSTON

(actor)
BUSTER KEATON

BUSTER KEATON

(movie director/actor)
GENE KELLY

GENE KELLY

(actor/dancer)
GRACE KELLY

GRACE KELLY

(actress)
DOROTHY MALONE

DOROTHY MALONE

(actress)
THOMAS MITCHELL

THOMAS MITCHELL

(actor)
RICHARD MULLIGAN

RICHARD MULLIGAN

(movie director)
AUDIE MURPHY

AUDIE MURPHY

(war hero/actor)
MARGARET O’BRIEN

MARGARET O’BRIEN

(actress)
PAT O’BRIEN

PAT O’BRIEN

(actor)
DONALD O’CONNOR

DONALD O’CONNOR

(actor/dancer)
MAUREEN O’HARA

MAUREEN O’HARA

(actress)
GREGORY PECK

GREGORY PECK

(actor)
RONALD REAGAN

RONALD REAGAN

(actor/president)
PEGGY RYAN

PEGGY RYAN

(actress)
ROBERT RYAN

ROBERT RYAN

(actor)
ED SULLIVAN

ED SULLIVAN

(producer/presenter)
GENE TIERNEY

GENE TIERNEY

(actress)
SPENCER TRACY

SPENCER TRACY

(actor)
RAOUL WALSH

RAOUL WALSH

(movie director)
WRITERS & POETS
BOB CALLAHAN

BOB CALLAHAN

(writer/literary impresario)
JIMMY CANNON

JIMMY CANNON

(writer)
JIM CARROLL

JIM CARROLL

(writer/poet/punk rocker)
DANIEL J. CASSIDY

DANIEL J. CASSIDY

(writer/linguist)
FR. EDDIE DOHERTY

FR. EDDIE DOHERTY

(writer/priest)
JAMES T. FARRELL

JAMES T. FARRELL

(writer)
THOMAS FLANAGAN

THOMAS FLANAGAN

(writer)
RALPH GLEASON

RALPH GLEASON

(writer)
ANNE McCAFFREY

ANNE McCAFFREY

(writer)
MARY McCARTHY

MARY McCARTHY

(writer)
FRANK McCOURT

FRANK McCOURT

(writer)
JOHN McNULTY

JOHN McNULTY

(writer)
EDWIN O’CONNOR

EDWIN O’CONNOR

(writer)
JOHN O’HARA

JOHN O’HARA

(writer)
THE PLASTIC ARTS
MATTHEW BRADY

MATTHEW BRADY

(Civil War photographer)
FRANKLIN McMAHON

FRANKLIN McMAHON

(artist/illustrator/reporter)
THE FUNNY PAGES
TAD DORGAN

TAD DORGAN

(cartoonist)
WALT KELLY

WALT KELLY

(cartoonist)
GEORGE McMANUS

GEORGE McMANUS

(cartoonist)