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Edmond O'Brien

Edmond O'Brien

Show Count: 32
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: September 10, 1915
Old Time Radio, New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 9, 1985, Inglewood, California, United States
<ptext-align:>Edmond O'Brien (September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an American actor who is perhaps best remembered for his role in D.O.A. (1950). He played an Oscar-winning role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954). His many other memorable films include The KillersWhite HeatThe Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceThe Wild Bunch, Julius Caesar, and the first film adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 (1956).

 

<h2text-align:>Career  <ptext-align:>O'Brien was born was in New York, New York of English and Irish stock. "After majoring in drama at Columbia University, he made his first Broadway appearance at age 21 in Daughters of Atrus." O'Brien made his film debut in 1938, and gradually built a career as a highly regarded supporting actor. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces and appeared in the Air Forces' Broadway play and film Winged Victory.

 

<ptext-align:>He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a harried publicity agent in The Barefoot Contessa (1954) and was also nominated for his role as an alcoholic U.S. senator in Seven Days in May (1964). Prior to that, O'Brien had an acclaimed role in 1950's film noir dramaD.O.A. as a poisoned man who sets out to find his own murderer before he dies.

 

<ptext-align:>His other notable films include The Killers (1946), White Heat (1949), The Girl Can't Help It (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962),Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Longest Day (1962), Fantastic Voyage (1966), and The Wild Bunch (1969).

 

<ptext-align:>From 1950 to 1952, O'Brien starred in the radio drama Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. He appeared extensively in television, including the 1957 live 90-minute broadcast on Playhouse 90 of The Comedian, a drama written by Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer in which Mickey Rooneyportrays a television comedian while O'Brien plays a writer driven to the brink of insanity.

 

<ptext-align:>From 1959 to 1960, O'Brien portrayed the title role in the syndicated crime drama Johnny Midnight, the story of a New York City actor-turned-private detective. Two years after Johnny Midnight, he was cast as lawyer Sam Benedict.

 

<ptext-align:>O'Brien had roles on many television series, including an appearance on Target: The Corruptors!The Eleventh HourBreaking Point, and Mission: Impossible.

 

<ptext-align:>In the mid-1960s, O'Brien co-starred with Roger Mobley and Harvey Korman in the "Gallegher" episodes of NBC's Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. From 1963 to 1965, he co-starred in the NBC legal drama Sam Benedict.

 

<h2text-align:>Personal life  <ptext-align:>O'Brien was divorced from actresses Nancy Kelly and Olga San Juan. San Juan was the mother of his three children, including television producer Bridget O'Brien and actors Maria O'Brien and Brendan O'Brien.

 

<h2text-align:>Death  <ptext-align:>O'Brien died in Inglewood, California, of Alzheimer's disease and was interred at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

 

<ptext-align:>For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Edmond O'Brien has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1725 Vine Street, and a second star at 6523 Hollywood Blvd. for his contribution to the television industry.

 

Source: Wikipedia

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Broadcast: 4th March 1946
Added: Mar 02 2013
Broadcast: 4th September 1947
Starring: Edmond O'Brien
Added: Sep 11 2008
Broadcast: 1st May 1948
Starring: Edmond O'Brien
Added: May 03 2005
Broadcast: May 20, 1939
Added: May 31 2015
Broadcast: 27th March 1949
Starring: Edmond O'Brien
Added: Mar 27 2007
Broadcast: 11th November 1948
Added: Nov 13 2008
Broadcast: October 28, 1948
Added: Apr 24 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Starring: Edmond O'Brien
Added: Jun 12 2006
Broadcast: 27th July 1949
Added: Jul 27 2008
Broadcast: 3rd September 1952
Starring: Edmond O'Brien
Added: Sep 03 2006