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:

Mal Granger: Time wounds all heels.


Dutton Peabody: Give me a drink.
Tom Doniphon: Bar's closed.
Dutton Peabody: Just a beer!
Tom Doniphon: The bar's closed.
Dutton Peabody: A beer's not drinking!


Dutton Peabody: Liberty Valance defeated. D-E-F-E-E... T-E-D? The unsteady hand betrays. What's the matter, Mr. Peabody? Are you afraid? The answer is indub... yes. No courage left. Well, courage can be purchased at yon tavern. But have we credit? That is the question. Have we credit? Well, credit is cheap. Wait for me, old servant of the public wheel. Our shining hour is yet to come. As for you, Horace Greeley, go west, old man, and grow young with the country.


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Father, with Olga San Juan, of actress Maria O'Brien, TV producer Bridget O'Brien Adelman and Brendan O'Brien.

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.

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