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Desmond Leslie (1921-2001) – an Irish Gentleman

DESMOND LESLIE (1921-2001) – AN IRISH GENTLEMAN Bernard Levin looked up at the tall, bespectacled Irishman in shock. The presenter of ‘That Was The Week That Was’ had not expected to be disrupted live on television. Indeed he had only just taken his seat when the man...
Aideen O’Connor (1913-1950) – The Golden Girl of the Abbey Theatre

Aideen O’Connor (1913-1950) – The Golden Girl of the Abbey Theatre

In the 1930s, Aideen O’Connor was fast emerging as one of the hottest stage actresses of her day. Backstage, things were also hotting up as the Dubliner was in the midst of a passionate affair with her tour manager, Arthur ‘Boss’ Shields, one of the greatest Irish...