At the Golden Globes in January, Michael Keaton took home the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy prize for Birdman, beating out two other actors with Irish ties – Chicago-born Bill Murray, and...More
Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies has become renowned for its scholarship and innovation. NIALL O’DOWD reports from South Bend, Indiana. It is three p.m. on November 16,...More
Born Terence Alan Patrick Sean Milligan, “Spike” Milligan was a comedian and writer famous for “The Goon Show.” Milligan was born in India and spent much of his childhood there, but eventually became an Irish citizen in 1962. He joined the British Army and served in World War II. During this time he wrote a full length comic novel called “Puckoon,” which is an autobiographical account of the war beginning with “Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall.” Following the war, Milligan turned to radio, with “The Goon Show” on BBC, and then television with “Q5,” a sketch show which heavily influenced Monty Python. He was made an Honorary Knight by Prince Charles of Wales, who was a close friend. Milligan died on February 27, 2002.