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Christy Brown

 (1932 - 1981)
Christy Brown was active/lived in England, Ireland.  Christy Brown is known for painting and writing.

Biography   Christy Brown

Christy Brown (5 June 1932 - 7 September 1981) was an Irish author, painter and poet who had severe cerebral palsy.  He is most famous for his autobiography My Left Foot, which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film of the same name.

He married his nurse, Mary Carr, on 5 October 1972 in Sutton Co Dublin. He settled in Ballyheigue, County Kerry.  He later moved to Parbrook, Somerset, England.

At the age of 49, Brown died on 7 September 1981, due to suffocation while eating a pork chop.  There have been accusations by the family that the death was precipitated by neglect.  He is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.

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