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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Oscar-winner Edmond O'Brien was one of the most-respected character actors in American cinema, from his heyday of the mid-1940s through the late 1960s. Born on September 10, 1915, in the New York City borough of The Bronx, O'Brien learned the craft of performance as a magician, reportedly tutored by neighbor Harry Houdini. He took part in student theatrics in high school and majored in drama at Columbia University. He made his Broadway debut at the age of 21 in 1936 and, later that year, played "The Gravedigger" in the great Shakespearean actor John Gielgud's legendary production of "Hamlet". Read more...

Actor

Character: Stephen Herrick

A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob 1941

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Character: 'Red' Reddy, aka Professor Stanley

Obliging Young Lady 1942

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Character: Irving Miller

Winged Victory 1944

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Character: Bill Friend

A Double Life 1947

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Character: Hank Fallon / Vic Pardo

White Heat 1949

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Character: Radio Announcing Pearl Harbor Attack

Task Force 1949

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Character: Midway Barker at End

The Greatest Show on Earth 1952

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Character: Harry Graham / Harrison Graham

The Bigamist 1953

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Character: Fran McCarg

Pete Kelly's Blues 1955

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Short Subject Awards

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Winston Smith of the Outer Party

1984 1956

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Character: Marty 'Fats' Murdock

The Girl Can't Help It 1956

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Character: Lt. Col. Alexander Timmer

D-Day the Sixth of June 1956

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Character: Lt. Col. Frank Wasnick

The Rack 1956

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956

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Character: Joe Jagger

The Big Land 1957

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Character: Commander Paul Stevenson

Up Periscope 1959

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960

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Character: Gen. Raymond D. Barton

The Longest Day 1962

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Character: Dutton Peabody

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962

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Character: McClosky aka 'Mac'

Moon Pilot 1962

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Character: Oscar Stewart

Sylvia 1965

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965

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Character: Ricco Barone

Le vicomte règle ses comptes 1967

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Character: Freddie Sykes

The Wild Bunch 1969

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Character: Osborn Tremaine

The Love God? 1969

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Character: Houseworthy

Insight 1960

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Character: Morgan MacQuarie

The High Chaparral 1967

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Character: Sam Benedict

Sam Benedict 1962

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Character: Oscar Muldoon

The Barefoot Contessa 1954

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Character: Himself

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Sen. Raymond Clark

Seven Days in May 1964

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Character: Officer Gustav 'Gus' Charnovski, SFPD

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

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Character: Buck Denholt

The Eleventh Hour 1962

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Character: Benjamin 'Ben' Hubbard

Another Part of the Forest 1948

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Character: Joel Flint

Climax! 1954

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Character: Tom Gaddis

Birdman of Alcatraz 1962

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Character: Col. Theron Pardee

Rio Conchos 1964

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Character: Sgt. Miles Odeen

Suspicion 1957

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Character: Raymond Halder

Mission: Impossible 1966

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Character: Himself

The George Gobel Show 1954

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Character: Thaddeus Kubaczik

Screen Directors Playhouse 1955

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Character: Himself - Past Winner

The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978

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Character: Clint Pritchard

Cade's County 1971

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Character: Marvin Bishop

The Outsider 1967

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Character: Justin Oates

Isn't It Shocking? 1973

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Character: Rocky McCauley

It Takes a Thief 1968

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Character: Second Engineer Walsh

The Last Voyage 1960

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Character: Marshal Ben Clark

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Character: Capt. Glover - HMCS Cayuga

The Great Impostor 1961

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Character: Roger Conning

Breaking Point 1963

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Character: Actor 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart 1980

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Directing