Brenda Fricker Poster

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As a teenager, a car accident left her out of commission for nearly two years; later she suffered from a case of tuberculosis and the removal of a kidney.

Ventured into acting, beginning on the stage, whilst working as a journalist for The Irish Times and worked extensively on the Irish stage before moving to London.

Is diabetic.

Became pregnant six times during her marriage to Barry Davies; on all of those occasions she suffered miscarriages.

Divorced Barry Davis in 1988 due to his alcoholism; they later reconciled in 1990 and remained together until his untimely death the following year.

Residing in The Liberties neighborhood of Dublin, Ireland. [2010]

Was the 99th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for My Left Foot (1989) at The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) on March 26, 1990.

Is one of 4 actresses to have won an Oscar for a movie where they acted out a labor, Fricker's being for My Left Foot (1989). The others are Luise Rainer for The Good Earth (1937), Mary Astor for The Great Lie (1941) and Kim Hunter for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951).

Is one of 6 actresses to have won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing a character who is pregnant at some point during the film, hers being for My Left Foot (1989). The others are Mary Astor for The Great Lie (1941), Kim Hunter for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Mary Steenburgen for Melvin and Howard (1980), Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardener (2005), and Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006).