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American actor

Mickey Shaughnessy is ...

Born 5 Aug 1920 in New York City
Died 23 Jul 1985 in Cape May Court House
Age64 years, 11 months
Mickey Shaughnessy
Mickey Shaughnessy
Screenshot of Mickey Shaughnessy from the trailer for the film Jailhouse Rock

About Mickey Shaughnessy

Joseph Michael Shaughnessy (August 5, 1920 – July 23, 1985) was an Irish American character actor and comedian who specialized in playing lovable, but not-too-bright lugs. He was known for roles such as the tough, experienced mentor of Elvis Presley's character in Jailhouse Rock and Maxi the punch-drunk boxer in Designing Woman (1957) opposite Gregory Peck. The New York City-born Shaughnessy was a Golden Gloves boxer. Shaughnessy started out as a singer, before becoming a comedian. He served in World War II and appeared in a US Army revue called "Stars and Gripes". After the war, a Columbia Pictures producer saw him performing on stage and offered him a screen test. In addition to his film career, he also worked in radio and television and had a nightclub act.