From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Delane, Denis, an Irish actor, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He appeared as an actor at Smock-alley Theatre in 1728. His success in England was considerable; his handsome countenance and figure, powerful though somewhat monotonous voice, pleasing address, and easy action, secured numbers of admirers, until Garrick, by raising the public taste, threw many of the old school of actors like Delane into the shade. His death, supposed to have been accelerated by intemperate habits, took place in April 1750.
116. Dublin University Magazine (62). Dublin, 1833-'77.