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Patrick O'Neal
Birth: Sep. 26, 1927
Ocala
Marion County
Florida, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1994
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. Handsome, with intense, penetrating eyes, he was known for walking that fine line between elegant heroics and elegant villainy during his five-decade career. Born in Ocala, Florida of Irish descent, he served in the US Army Air Corps towards the end of World War II and was assigned to direct training films for the Signal Corps. After the war, he graduated from the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida and relocated to New York City, New York where he continued his dramatic studies at the Actor's Studio and Neighborhood Playhouse. In the early 1950s, he made an initial impact when he replaced Tony Randall in the hit Broadway comedy "Oh, Men! Oh, Women!". He made his first film appearance in "The Mad Magician" (1954). He starred in a rare CBS situational comedy series "Dick and the Duchess" that was filmed and set in London, England, from September 1957 to March 1958. In the early 1960s he received critical praise for his leading role as the defrocked 'Reverend Shannon' on Broadway in Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana" but lost the starring role for the 1964 film version to actor Richard Burton. O'Neal appeared in a number of films of the 1960s, including "The Cardinal" (1963), "In Harm's Way" (1965), "King Rat" (1965), "Chamber of Horrors" (1966), "Alvarez Kelly" (1966), "Assignment to Kill" (1968), "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out' (1968), and "Stiletto" (1969). His other notable films include ""The Kremlin Letter" (1970), "Corky" (1972), "The Way We Were" (1973), "Silent Night, Bloody Night" (1974), "The Stepford Wives" (1975), "The Stuff" (1985), "Q & A" (1990), "For the Boys" (1991), and "Under Siege" (1992). He made guest appearances on numerous television programs, including "Appointment with Adventure," "One Step Beyond," "Naked City," "The Twilight Zone," "The Defenders," "The Outer Limits," "Route 66," "Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "Night Gallery," "Perry Mason," and "Columbo." He married Cynthia Baxter in 1956 and with her and his brother Michael O'Neal, they owned a number of successful New York City restaurants, including the Ginger Man (later O'Neal's Restaurant) and the Landmark Tavern, both in Manhattan. In his later years, he suffered from cancer and tuberculosis and he died of respiratory failure in New York City, New York at the age of 66. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
Record added: Jul 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6607703
Patrick O'Neal
Added by: William Bjornstad
 
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- laura from Italy
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015

- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: May. 19, 2015
I always enjoyed you in the movies. Watched you in a Columbo movie this afternoon. Very classy, terrific actor and very good looking. May you rest in peace Patrick.
- Julie
 Added: Apr. 11, 2015
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