Edmond O'Brien - biography

Actor from United States of America

Edmond O'Brien 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) and his Oscar winning role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954). His many memorable films included The Killers, White Heat, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Wild Bunch. Born in New York, New York of English and Irish stock, 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. 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 D.O.A. as a poisoned man who sets out to find his own murderer before he dies. 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). From  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Tiger,Sgt. Edmond O'Brien,Eddy,Edmund O'Brien,Redmond O'Brien
Date of birth
Place of birth
New York City
United States of America
Olga San Juan Nancy Kelly
Bridget O'Brien Maria O'Brien Brendan O'Brien
Liam O'Brien


Year Performance Character
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
1966 Fantastic Voyage
1965 Sylvia Oscar Stewart
1964 Seven Days in May
1961 The Great Impostor
1960 The Last Voyage
1960 The 3rd Voice The Voice
1959 Up Periscope
1956 The Rack
1955 Pete Kelly's Blues Fran McCarg
1953 The Hitch-Hiker
1952 The Turning Point
1949 White Heat
1948 Fighter Squadron
1946 The Killers
1942 Obliging Young Lady 'Red' Reddy


Date of death
Cause of death
Alzheimer's disease
Place of death
Place of burial
Holy Cross Cemetery

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