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Arthur O'Connell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Arthur O'Connell (March 29, 1908 – May 18, 1981) was an American stage and film actor. He appeared in films (starting with a small role in Citizen Kane) in 1941 and television programs (mostly guest appearances). Among his screen appearances were Picnic, Anatomy of a Murder, and as the watch-maker who hides Jews during WWII in The Hiding Place. A veteran vaudevillian, O'Connell, from New York City, made his legitimate stage debut in the mid 1930s, at which time he fell within the orbit of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre. Welles cast O'Connell in the tiny role of a reporter in the closing scenes of Citizen Kane (1941), a film often referred to as O'Connell's film debut, though in fact he had already appeared in Freshman Year (1939) and had costarred in two Leon Errol short subjects as Leon's conniving brother-in-law. After numerous small movie parts, O'Connell returned to Broadway, where he appeared as the erstwhile middle-aged swain of a spinsterish schoolteacher in Picnic - a role he'd recreate in the 1956 film version, earning an Oscar nomination in the process. Later the jaded looking O'Connell was frequently cast as fortyish losers and alcoholics; in the latter capacity he appeared as James Stewart's boozy attorney mentor in Anatomy of a Murder (1959), and the result was another Oscar nomination. In 1962 O'Connell portrayed the father of Elvis Presley's character in the motion picture Follow That Dream, and in 1964 in the Presley-picture Kissin' Cousins. O'Connell continued appearing in choice character parts on both TV and films during the 1960s, but avoided a regular television series, holding out until he could be assured top billing. He appeared as Joseph Baylor in the 1964 episode "A Little Anger Is a Good Thing" on the ABC medical drama about psychiatry, Breaking Point. The actor accepted the part of a man who discovers that his 99-year-old father has been frozen in an iceberg on the 1967 sitcom The Second Hundred Years, assuming he'd be billed first per the producers' agreement. Instead, top billing went to newcomer Monte Markham in the dual role of O'Connell's father and his son. O'Connell accepted the demotion to second billing as well as could be expected, but he never again trusted the word of any Hollywood executive. Ill health forced O'Connell to significantly reduce his acting appearances in the mid '70s, but the actor stayed busy as a commercial spokesman, a friendly pharmacist who was a spokesperson for Crest toothpaste. At the time of his death from Alzheimer's disease in California in May 1981, O'Connell was appearing solely in these commercials, by his own choice. O'Connell was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, New York. Description above from the Wikipedia article Arthur O'Connell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

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Mar 29, 1908 в New York City, New York, U.S.
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на movie Murder in Soho 1939-02-01
Последний проект:
Кино The Hiding Place 1975-05-04
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Жил был обманщик
Poster of A Thunder of Drums
Poster of Cimarron
Poster of Murder in Soho
Кино The Hiding Place Casper ten Boom, 'Papa' 1975-05-04
Кино Huckleberry Finn Col. Grangerford 1974-05-24
Кино Wicked, Wicked Mr. Fenley, Hotel Engineer 1973-06-13
Кино Ben Bill Hatfield 1972-06-23
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Series The Paul Lynde Show Unknown 1972-09-13
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Кино Приключения «Посейдона» Chaplain 1972-12-01
Кино They Only Kill Their Masters Ernie 1972-11-22
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Кино The Last Valley Hoffman 1971-01-28
Кино A Taste of Evil John 1971-10-11
Series Кеннон Unknown 1971-09-14
Кино Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Mr. Kruft 1970-09-11
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Series МакКлауд Unknown 1970-09-16
Кино Жил был обманщик Mr. Lomax 1970-09-18
Series Ночная галерея Unknown 1970-12-16
Кино Seven In Darkness Larry Wise 1969-01-01
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Кино The Power Prof. Henry Hallson 1968-02-21
Кино If He Hollers, Let Him Go! Prosecutor 1968-10-08
Кино A Covenant with Death Hockstadter 1967-02-15
Series Айронсайд Unknown 1967-03-28
Кино The Reluctant Astronaut Arbuckle "Buck" Fleming 1967-09-05
Series The Second Hundred Years 1967-09-06
Кино The Silencers Joe Wigman 1966-02-18
Кино Фантастическое путешествие Col. Donald Reid 1966-08-24
Кино Ride Beyond Vengeance The Narrator 1966-05-09
Кино The Third Day Dr. Wheeler 1965-08-04
Кино Nightmare in the Sun Sam Wilson 1965-03-06
Кино Большие гонки Henry Goodbody 1965-07-01
Кино The Monkey's Uncle Darius Green III 1965-08-18
Series Большая долина Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Кино 7 Faces of Dr. Lao Clint Stark 1964-03-18
Кино Целуя кузин Pappy Tatum 1964-03-06
Кино Your Cheatin' Heart Fred Rose 1964-11-04
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Правосудие Бёрка Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Беглец Unknown 1963-09-17
Кино Следуй за мечтой Pop Kwimper 1962-01-01
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Кино Великий самозванец Warden J.B. Chandler 1961-03-01
Кино A Thunder of Drums Sgt. Karl Rodermill 1961-09-26
Кино Misty Grandpa Beebe 1961-06-04
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Кино Пригоршня чудес Count Alfonso Romero 1961-12-18
Series Три моих сына Unknown 1960-09-29
Кино Cimarron Tom Wyatt 1960-12-01
Series Шоссе 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Кино Gidget Russell Lawrence 1959-04-09
Кино Анатомия убийства Parnell Emmett McCarthy 1959-07-01
Кино Операция «Нижняя юбка» Chief Mechinist's Mate Sam Tostin 1959-12-05
Кино Человек с запада Sam Beasley 1958-09-30
Series Alcoa Theatre Unknown 1957-10-07
Кино April Love Jed Bruce 1957-11-27
Кино The Proud Ones Jim Dexter 1956-05-15
Кино The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Gordon Walker 1956-05-08
Кино The Solid Gold Cadillac Mark Jenkins 1956-08-22
Кино The Monte Carlo Story Mr. Homer Hinkley 1956-12-22
Series Театр Зейна Грея Unknown 1956-10-05
Кино Bus Stop Virgil Blessing 1956-08-31
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Кино Picnic Howard Bevans 1955-11-18
Series Summer Playhouse Unknown 1954-07-06
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Кино Open Secret Carter 1948-02-14
Кино One Touch of Venus 1948-01-08
Кино State of the Union First Reporter (uncredited) 1948-04-30
Series Телевизионный театр Филко Unknown 1948-10-03
Кино Сила зла Link Hall (uncredited) 1948-12-25
Кино Homecoming Ambulance Attendant (uncredited) 1948-05-01
Series Первая студия Unknown 1948-11-07
Кино Man From Headquarters Goldie Shores 1942-01-23
Кино Law of the Jungle 1942-02-06
Кино Hello, Annapolis Pharmacist Mate 1942-04-23
Кино Fingers at the Window Photographer (uncredited) 1942-04-22
Кино Blondie's Blessed Event Interne 1942-04-09
Кино Гражданин Кейн Reporter (uncredited) 1941-04-30
Кино Two Girls on Broadway Reporter at Wedding (uncredited) 1940-04-19
Кино I Take This Oath Court Clerk 1940-05-20
Кино And One Was Beautiful Moroni's Parking Attendant 1940-04-05
Кино Dr. Kildare Goes Home Intern 1940-09-06
Кино The Golden Fleecing Cameraman 1940-08-16
Кино Hullabaloo Fourth Page 1940-10-25
Кино Murder in Soho Lefty 1939-02-01