Siobhan McKenna
Date of Birth
May 24, 1923
Birth Place:
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Biography

Actress Siobhan McKenna was raised in a cultured Belfast household where nothing but Gaelic was spoken. Accordingly, she made her stage debut at Galway's Gaelic Theatre in 1940, then moved on to English-language productions at Dublin's Abbey Theatre. McKenna's first London production was 1947's the White Steed; her Broadway bow, as Miss Madrigal in The Chalk Garden, occurred seven years later. In...