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Edmond O'Brien

  • Birth 10 Sep 1915 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 9 May 1985 Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Section F, Tier 54, Lot 50
  • Memorial ID 1546

Actor. Born in New York City, New York, he was a major Hollywood motion picture star for nearly four decades. A graduate of Columbia University, he began his early career honing his skills to become a magician, before deciding to pursue a career in motion pictures. He made his screen debut as an extra in the 1938 film "The Prisoner." The following year he received his first major on-screen acting credit as ‘Gringoire’ in the "Hunchback of Notre Dame." In 1954 he was honored by the Motion Picture Academy with an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his work in the "Barefoot Contessa." Ten years later, he received a second Best Supporting Oscar nomination from the academy for his role as United States Senator Raymond Clark, in the 1964 political thriller "Seven Days in May." His notable film works include "Parachute Battalion" (1941), "The Amazing Mrs. Holiday" (1943), "Winged Victory" (1944), "The Killers" (1946), "The Web" (1947), "Fighter Squadron" (1948), "D.O.A." (1950), "711 Ocean Drive" (1950), "Two of a Kind" (1950), "The Turning Point" (1952), "Man in the Dark" (1953), "China Venture" (1953), "Shield for Murder" (1954), "Pete Kelley's Blues" (1955), "1984" (1956), "D-Day the Sixth of June" (1956), "Stopover Tokyo" (1957), "Up Periscope" (1959), "The Last Voyage" (1960), "Moon Pilot" (1962), "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962), "Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962), "The Longest Day" (1962), "Fantastic Voyage" (1966), "The Wild Bunch" (1969), "The Love God?" (1969), "They Only Kill Their Masters" (1972) and "99 and 44/100% Dead." His television credits include: "The Ford Playhouse Theatre," "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars," "Playhouse 90," "The Virginian," "Mission Impossible," "It Takes a Thief," "The Streets of San Francisco," "McMillan and Wife" and "Police Story." He died in Inglewood, California at the age of 69, as a result of combined Alzheimer's and heart disease.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1546
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmond O'Brien (10 Sep 1915–9 May 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1546, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .