Kevin O'Donovan McClory

Male 1924 - 2006  (82 years)


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  • Name Kevin O'Donovan McClory  [1
    Born 8 Jun 1924  Dublin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Nov 2006  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0342  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 

    Father Thomas John McClory,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Mother Winefrede Doran,   b. ABT. 1900,   d. ABT. 1980, Dublin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederika Sigrist,   b. Private 
    Children 
     1. Saoirse McClory,   b. Private
     2. Sean McClory,   b. Private
     3. Siobhan McClory,   b. Private
     4. Branwell McClory,   b. Private
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Subj: Re: Family
      Date: 17/07/01 17:18:52 GMT Daylight Time
      From: saoirsem@hotmail.com (Saoirse McClory)
      To: IMunro1977@aol.com



      Dear Ian,

      My, how wonderful that you'll be seeing your cousin again after all these
      years - what a fascinating trip you have ahead of you. Thank you for your
      invitation to join you for dinner while you're in NY - as it turns out I am
      planning to visit my sister, Bianca (daughter of my mother, Bobo Sigrist and
      her first husband) in California that week and so won't be able to make it.

      As for my father, I just received an email from him, a portion of which I'll
      paste in below. He would like you to resend your emails as he didn't
      receive your earlier contact. His email address is olav8@aol.com.

      Kevin writes:

      Quote

      Your Doran E-mail. certainly interested me. Timothy Doran
      (born in Wexford was a very remarkable and productive man) after leaving
      Australia, married and helped his wife produce 12 children; 6 boys 6 girls.
      His eldest son George Doran was tall elegant man... a well know actor who
      emigrated to United States -eventually being gunned down and killed in New
      York! (have no reason why). He had changed his name to stage name George
      Sydenham-(not an unusual trait in our family) many like Punty -Bronte
      another my father Thomas John McClory to Desmond O'Donovan, My brother
      Desmond McClory to Desmond O'Donovan for many years, now back to Desmond
      McClory. I an currently booked into the hotel in Dublin as Kevin
      O'Donovan......confused?

      MamaJo as I was taught to call her was small, elegant but very imposing in a
      theatrical way; she did not want the stage mentioned after marrying The
      Owner of the Theatre she was playing in London. (She had divorced my
      Grandfather George after he lost his leg in the door of a tram in San
      Fransisco (wouldnt you know!) and found work difficult being confined to
      parts like 'Moby Dick' or Long John Silver with his 'peg leg'. When my
      mother showed signs of wishing to go on the stage, she was packed off ti
      Ypres in Belgium where she was incarcerated in a convent, which later being bombed out moved lock stock barrels and nuns to Connemara where you were later to be incarcerated. Now,
      maybe I am wrong but I have always believed that Mamajo's real name was Jeannette - posssibly Josephine Shellf . (German or Austria). I believe I gave you a copy of my mother's unpublished
      auto-biography you should find the information your correspondent is looking for in there...incidently my mother defied Mamajo, went on the London Stage
      and subsequently met my father in a play "Paddy is the next best
      thing...... then in quick succession produced Voila, Desmond and Kevin."

      Unquote

      Hope this helps.

      Best wishes to you,

      Saoirse





  • Sources 
    1. [S001538] Gurl.ftw.
      Date of Import: Jun 3, 2001



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