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Edmond O'Brien Overview:

Legendary actor, Edmond O'Brien, was born Redmond O'Brien on Sep 10, 1915 in New York City, NY. O'Brien died at the age of 69 on May 9, 1985 in Inglewood, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Edmond O'Brien was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for The Barefoot Contessa (as Oscar Muldoon) in 1954.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1954Best Supporting ActorThe Barefoot Contessa (1954)Oscar MuldoonWon
1964Best Supporting ActorSeven Days in May (1964)Senator Raymond ClarkNominated
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

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Edmond O'Brien Quotes:

Frank Bigelow: [Referring to Reynolds] You're mighty careful about the picture of a man you haven't heard from in months.
[Referring to a signature on the photo]
Frank Bigelow: What does the 'Ray' stand for?
Marla Rakubian: It was a pet name! Do you mind?
Frank Bigelow: It all sounds very cozy, Miss Rakubian! You and Reynolds call each other pet names while you make a sucker out of Philips!
Marla Rakubian: Philips made the deal because he wanted it!
Frank Bigelow: Yeah, I'll bet you weren't above using what it takes to make him want it! Who's paying for this trip?
Marla Rakubian: I am!
Frank Bigelow: Really? A first class trip to Buenos Aires on a model's salary? Don't make me laugh! Since you and Reynolds won't be seeing each other anymore, you don't mind if I keep this, do you?
[He folds the photo and puts it in his inside suit pocket]
Marla Rakubian: If I were a man, I'd punch your dirty face in!
Frank Bigelow: You know I really believe you would!


Harry Graham: For the first time, I felt needed; I loved Eve, but I never felt she needed me.


Lt. Col. Frank Wasnick: [Addressing the jury, presenting the closing arguments for Capt. Hall's defense] Gentlemen, I have here a document which is not very pleasant to read. It's a communiqué written by the Communists describing shortcomings they observed among certain American prisoners of war.
Lt. Col. Frank Wasnick: [Quoting from the document] "One: Many of the prisoners reveal weak loyalties to their families, their communities, and their army. Two: When left alone, they tend to feel deserted, and they underestimate their ability to survive, because they underestimate themselves."
Lt. Col. Frank Wasnick: Now, the report goes on to say that even some of our university graduates have a very dim idea of American history and of the strengths and weaknesses of American democracy and that they are virtually ignorant of Communism, because we have never taken the trouble to inform them of its nature. The Communist program of indoctrination was based on this appraisal - and succeeded, because in many cases, the appraisal was true... And now we must judge Capt. Hall. Gentlemen, if there is guilt, where does it lie? In that small number who defected under pressure, as Capt. Hall did? Or do we not share it? At least those of us who created *part* of a generation which may collapse, because we have left it uninspired, uninformed, and - as in the case of Capt. Hall - unprepared to go the limit, because he had not been given the warmth to support him along the way... And now we must judge Capt. Hall. And let us make absolutely certain, that we have had no part in his collapse. This man has proven himself in the two wars of his youth, who has been exposed to conditions of captivity, against which we have never had to test ourselves.


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Edmond O'Brien Facts
O'Brien was originally cast as the photo-journalist Jackson Bentley (based on Lowell Thomas) in Lawrence of Arabia (1962). After O'Brien filmed several scenes, he suffered a heart attack and had to be replaced.

Father-in-law of Ingrid K. Behrens (wife of son Brendan O'Brien).

His production company, Tiger Productions, came from his childhood nickname, 'Tiger'.

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