David Kelly

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David William Kelly (July 11, 1929 – February 12, 2012) was an Irish actor. He acted in several movies and television shows from the 1950s until his death in 2012. Kelly is known in Ireland as Rashers Tierney in Strumpet City.

In Britain, he is known as Cousin Edna in Me Mammy and as the builder Mr. O'Reilly in Fawlty Towers. In the United States, Kelly is known as Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He is also known as Michael O'Sullivan in Waking Ned.

Kelly was born on July 11, 1929 in Dublin, Ireland. He went to The Abbey School of Acting. Kelly was married to Laurie Morton from 1961 until his death in 2012. They had two children; David Kelly, Jr. and Miriam Kelly. Kelly died on February 12, 2012, his cause of death was from a short illness in Dublin, Ireland.[1] He was 82 years old. Kelly was buried at the Mount Jerome Cemetery & Crematorium.

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  1. "David Kelly Dies Aged 82". RTÉ News and Current Affairs (RTÉ). 12 February 2012. Archived from the original on February 19, 2012. http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0212/kellyd.html. Retrieved 12 February 2012.

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