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Name: George O'Brien  
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Date of Birth: 19th April 1899
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, USA
Profession: Actor
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George O'Brien (April 19, 1899 - September 4, 1985) was a publicly popular actor of the silent film era and into the talkie era of the 1930s.

Born in San Francisco, California, O'Brien was a World War I naval veteran who came to Hollywood, California in his early twenties and began his acting career in bit parts and as a stuntman. In 1924 he was chosen by the famed movie producer John Ford to star in his first film The Iron Horse. The film was an immense success at the box-office and O'Brien made four more films for Ford. In 1927 he starred in the Sunrise which won two Academy Awards.

With the advent of sound, George O'Brien became a popular star of Westerns and rarely took parts outside of the Western film genre. During World War II, O'Brien re-enlisted in the United States Navy where he served in the Pacific and was decorated several times. He left service with the rank of captain, having four times been recommended for the rank of admiral. George O'Brien suffered a heart attack and was bedridden the last few years of his life. He died in 1985.

External Links

  • George O'Brien at the Internet Movie Database
  • A George O'Brien Fan Site

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