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Saturday, November 10, 1990 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Tom Clancy, Actor And Irish Folk Singer

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DUBLIN, Ireland - Tom Clancy, an actor and member of folk music's influential Clancy Brothers, has died of cancer at age 67.

Mr. Clancy died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital in Cork, his family said.

After serving with the Royal Air Force during World War II, Mr. Clancy became an actor.

He worked with a touring British Shakespearean repertory theater before moving to New York for Broadway and off-Broadway roles. Mr. Clancy was praised for his work in the plays of Eugene O'Neill.

It was in New York in 1959 at the beginning of the folk-music boom that he, Tom, Paddy and Liam Clancy and their friend, Tommy Makem, formed their group.

Bobby Clancy also occasionally sang with the group, which was considered a major influence on the current folk-music revival in Ireland.

Mr. Clancy continued to act through the height of the Clancys' singing fame.

He appeared in the film ``Airport'' and on television in ``Starsky and Hutch,'' ``Little House on the Prairie'' and the ``Incredible Hulk.''

Mr. Clancy returned to Ireland five years ago and settled into semi-retirement.

Mr. Clancy is survived by his wife, Joan, and their four

daughters.

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