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 Tom O'Brien

Tom O'Brien

Birth
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 8 Jun 1947 (aged 56)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Masonic #377 (Section M)
Memorial ID 10812 · View Source
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Actor. Burly character performer of silent films and early talkies. He won fame for his role as Corporal Bull O'Hara in "The Big Parade" (1925), the biggest box-office hit of the 1920s. In this classic World War I drama, O'Brien was teamed with Karl Dane as the "comic relief" buddies of the hero, played by John Gilbert. His other credits include "The Sagebrusher" (1920), "White Fang" (1925), "Twelve Miles Out" (1927), "The Private Life of Helen of Troy" (as Ulysses, 1927), "Moby Dick" (as Starbuck, 1930), and "The Murder at the Museum" (1934). Thomas O'Brien was born in San Diego, California, and made his screen debut in 1914. He was typically cast in small supporting parts as Irish types. The immense success of "The Big Parade", which made the careers of almost everyone involved, somehow did not rub off on him; he continued to play minor roles in mostly minor films, and by 1937 he had faded from the Hollywood scene.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Added: 12 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10812
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tom O'Brien (25 Jul 1890–8 Jun 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10812, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .