Character actor, Arthur O'Connell, was born Arthur O'Connell on Mar 29, 1908 in New York City, NY. O'Connell died at the age of 73 on May 18, 1981 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens County, New York City,, NY.
The owl-ish, brown-haired Arthur O'Connell was American actor who toiled in Hollywood for almost 20 years before getting his big break in 1955's Picnic After his Oscar nominated role, he suddenly became one of Hollywood's most in demand character actors and worked steadily for twenty years. O'Connell would receive a second Academy Award nomination for his performance in Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although O'Connell was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1955||Best Supporting Actor||Picnic (1955)||Howard Bevans||Nominated|
|1959||Best Supporting Actor||Anatomy of a Murder (1959)||Parnell McCarthy||Nominated|
Sam Beasley: Mr. Jones is lookin' to stretch his legs although I don't think he want them any longer than they are.
Parnell Emmett McCarthy: [eyeing an empty liquor bottle] You fought this soldier by yourself. You've been drinking alone, Paulie. I don't like that.
Paul Biegler: Drop the stone, Counsellor. You live in a glass house.
Parnell Emmett McCarthy: My windows have been busted a long time ago, so I can say what I please.
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