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Some Famous People with the surname of Brophy

Wikipedia Brigid Antonia Brophy, Lady Levey (12 June 1929, in London, England ? 7 August 1995, in Louth, Lincolnshire, England) was an English novelist, essayist, critic, biographer, and dramatist.
Wikipedia Paul Brophy (died October 23, 1986) was a firefighter in Massachusetts who entered a persistent vegetative state with no believed chance of recovery.
Wikipedia John Brophy (born January 20, 1933 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former hockey player who has spent most of his career in minor professional leagues, including 18 years as a player in the Eastern Hockey League and 13 seasons as a coach in the East Coast Hockey League.
Wikipedia Edward Brophy (February 27, 1895?May 27, 1960) was an American character actor.
Wikipedia John Charles Brophy (October 8, 1901 - December 26, 1976) was a Republican politician from the state of Wisconsin.
Wikipedia James Brophy (8 January 1912 in Cork ? 23 September 1994 in County Meath) was an Irish cricketer.
Wikipedia John Brophy (born October 25 1986 in Dublin, Ireland), is an Irish footballer currently playing for in the Eircom League of Ireland First Division.
Wikipedia Harry Frank Brophy (born 22 October 1916) was an English professional footballer who played for Southampton in the years immediately before World War II.
Wikipedia Sally Cullen Brophy (December 14, 1928 - September 18, 2007) was a Broadway and television actress and college theatre arts professor.
Wikipedia Mick Brophy (born 1932 in Danesfort, County Kilkenny) is a retired Irish sportsperson.
Wikipedia Thomas Brophy was an English professional association footballer who played as a full back for a number of Football League clubs in the 1920s.