Margaret O'Brien

Movie Actress

Margaret O'Brien was born in San Diego, California, United States on January 15th, 1937 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 87, Margaret O'Brien biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 15, 1937
United States
Place of Birth
San Diego, California, United States
87 years old
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$10 Million
Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Margaret O'Brien Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Harold Allen, Jr., ​ ​(m. 1959; div. 1968)​, Roy Thorsen, ​ ​(m. 1974)​
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Margaret O'Brien Life

Margaret O'Brien (born Angela Maxine O'Brien; January 15, 1937) is an American film, radio, television, and stage actress.

O'Brien made a name for herself as one of the country's most well-known child actors, winning the Juvenile Academy Award for 1944 for his prolific career as a child actor in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature films.

She appeared on television, on stage, and in supporting film roles throughout her career.

Personal life

From August 9, 1959 to 1968, she was married twice, first to Harold Allen, Jr., and then to steel-industry executive Roy Thorvald Thorsen. Mara Tolene Thorsen, who was born in 1977, was her only child in the later marriage.


Margaret O'Brien Career

Life and career

Margaret O'Brien was born Maxine O'Brien. She used the term in 1941 for a WWII civil defense film and a small role in her first feature film, after which she became a contract actor with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which changed her first name and cast her in the title role of Margaret's Journey for Margaret. Gladys Flores, O'Brien's mother, was a flamenco dancer who performed with her sister Marissa, who was also a dancer. O'Brien is a native of half-Irish and half-Spanish origins. She was born Catholic.

O'Brien appeared in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Babes on Broadway (1941), the first time she had ever seen, but it was the following year that her first major role drew her a lot of notice. O'Brien, a five-year-old girl in Journey for Margaret (1942), received a lot of praise for her convincing portrayal style, which was unusual for a child of her age. By 1943, she was considered a major enough celebrity to appear in Thousands Cheer's all-star military show finale. Margaret also appeared in "You, John Jones," a "War Bond/Effort" short film starring James Cagney and Ann Sothern (playing their daughter), in which she recited President Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" in 1943. In Jane Eyre (1943), she played Adèle, a young French girl, and she spoke and sang all her dialogue with a French accent.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), opposite Judy Garland, was easily her most memorable role. Tootie Smith, Judy Garland's feisty but fragile little sister, was a shining point on her debut with Garland, as she confrontes a grouchy neighbor during a Halloween sequence in which she confronts a grouchy neighbor. In 1944, she was given a special youth award for her work.

MGM's Margaret and June Allyson were nicknamed "the Town Criers." "We were always in competition: I wanted to cry better than June, and June wanted to cry faster than me." If I was having trouble with a scene, my mother would ask, 'why doesn't the make-up man come over and give you false tears?' "They'll say I'm not as good as June,' and I'd start to cry," I'd imagine to myself.

The Canterville Ghost (1944), Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945), Bad Bascomb (1946) with Wallace Beery, and the first sound version of The Secret Garden (1949). She appeared in the 1949 MGM release of Little Women, but she was unable to make the change to adult roles.

O'Brien shed her child star image after appearing on a 1958 cover of Life magazine with the caption "How the Girl's Grown," and she was a mystery guest on the TV panel show What's My Line? O'Brien's acting appearances as an adult have been patchy, mainly in small independent films and occasional television roles. She has also appeared in interviews, mainly for the Turner Classic Movies cable network.

O'Brien praised television for assisting her in reforming and upgrading her public image. "The amazing thing about television is that it has given me a chance to get out of the boring age," she said in a TV interview in 1957, which the movies didn't do for me. No film maker could afford to have me play an adult role.

On "The Canterville Ghost," she co-starred with Cecil Parker on November 20, 1950. On TV, Robert Montgomery Presents. On "What's My Line" on November 24, 1957, she appeared as the mystery visitor. On December 22, 1957, O'Brien appeared in "The Young Years" on GM. In "The Incident of the Town in Terror," she appeared on television's Rawhide, Betsy Stauffer, a small-town nurse. In 1958, she appeared in an episode of Wagon Train. In "The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe," she appeared as Virginia Trent on a 1963 episode of Perry Mason as Virginia Trent. In 1967, she appeared on the World War II television drama Combat! Also in a 1968 two-part episode of Ironside ("Split Second to an Epiphany"), O'Brien played a pharmacist who (quite opposite of her normal screen persona) was complicit in heroin robbery and was complicit in the attempted murder of actor Raymond Burr's Ironside. Marcus Welby, M.D.'s most notable television outing was as a guest star on the hit film. Reuniting O'Brien with Margaret and Robert Young of The Canterville Ghost co-star Robert Young in the early 1970s, reuniting them.

O'Brien appeared in Murder, She Wrote, season 7, "Who Killed J.B. "B.B. O'Brien appeared in Murder, She Wrote, 1991."


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