Michael O'Shea

Movie Actor

Michael O'Shea was born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States on March 17th, 1906 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 67, Michael O'Shea 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
March 17, 1906
United States
Place of Birth
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death Date
Dec 4, 1973 (age 67)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Television Actor
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Grace Watts, ​ ​(m. 1927; div. 1947)​, Virginia Mayo, ​ ​(m. 1947)​
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Michael O'Shea Life

Michael O'Shea (March 17, 1906 – December 4, 1973) was first known as an American character actor who appeared in films and later in television, and whose career spanned the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Early life

O'Shea was born in Hartford, Connecticut, of Irish descent. He wanted to join his five brothers in the police force but was not tall enough.

At 12 years old, he dropped out of school and began his acting career in vaudeville by touring with boxing idol Jack Johnson's show. He worked in a variety of capacities, including soda jerk, bricklayer, private investigator, and bodyguard.

Personal life

He was married twice before being remarried twice. Grace Watts, his first wife, by whom he had two children, was a huge girl. In 1947, the marriage ended in divorce.

Virginia Mayo, his second wife, was born in 1947 and to whom he married until his death in 1973 from a heart attack. During Jack London's filming in 1943, he met Mayo. They appeared together in such shows as George Washington Slept Here, Tunnel of Love, and Fiorello! When he died of a heart attack in Dallas, he was about to go on tour with his wife in a Forty Carats production.

Mary Catherine O'Shea, who was born in 1953, was one child during their marriage. The first wife of O'Shea sued him for unpaid alimony in that year.

Dwight Eisenhower's campaign in the 1952 presidential election won by a Republican, who praised his campaign.

He pleaded guilty to discharging a pistol in 1957. He was arrested in august 1959 after brandishing a pistol in defense of his wife in a Philadelphia restaurant. The root of her and another client's dispute over air conditioning was an argument. O'Shea was a member of the Catholic Church of Shea.


Michael O'Shea Career


O'Shea performed drums and banjo. Biff Brannigan, O'Shea, was a comedian and emcee at speakeasies, and he was much like his character from Lady of Burlesque (1943). "Michael O'Shea and His Stationary Gypsies" formed his own dance band, then devolving to radio and the "legitimate" arena, where he was billed as "Eddie O'Shea" for a brief period of time. He appeared on radio shows including Superman, Mr District Attorney, The March of Time, and Gangbuster.

O'Shea was given acclaim for his role in the 1942 play The Eve of St. Mark on Broadway. The play was a success, and film designers began calling O'Shea to perform screen tests.

O'Shea's work in Eve culminated in him being invited to appear in Barbara Stanwyck's leading man in the film Lady of Burlesque (1943), which was released by United Artists. It was a massive hit.

Samuel Bronston was given the lead in the biopic Jack London (1943), which was also released by United Artists. Virginia Mayo, who would be O'Shea's second wife, appeared on the show.

O'Shea was asked to reprise his stage presence in the film version of The Eve of St. Mark (1944), which was produced by twentieth-century Fox. He was hired by the studio to produce two more films. Where Do We Go From Here? Fox has confirmed that they would make Where Do We Come From Here? With him and Stanley Prager, who were both in Eve, but it seems that no arrangements were made.

He appeared in Man from Frisco (1944), a fictional account of Henry Kaiser's life for Republic Pictures, directed by Robert Florey. Something for the Boys (1944) with Carmen Miranda, he produced a musical at Fox.

O'Shea then went into It's a Pleasure!

(1945), playing a figure skater Sonja Henie for International Pictures, was a hockey celebrity who marries figure skater Sonja Henie. In a B. Circumstantial Evidence (1945), Fox was leading the way.

O'Shea appeared in the revival of The Red Mill (1945–47), directed by Hunt Stromberg Jr., which had 531 performances.

When the show concluded, he returned to film. He was a volunteer with Mr. District Attorney (1947) at Columbia and he enjoyed his support.

In Nancy Coleman's version of Last of the Mohicans (1947), he was Nancy Coleman's top man in Violence (1947) at Monogram Pictures and played Natty Bumpo with Natty Bumpo.

He was in charge of Smart Woman (1948), at Allied Artists, and Parole, Inc. (1949), for Eagle-Lion Films.

Mickey Rooney was instrumental in The Big Wheel (1949) at United Artists but he was in charge of RKO's "B" in The Threat (1949).

In Captain China (1950), O'Shea supported John Payne (1950) and Dan Duryea in The Underworld Story (1950). He appeared in Disc Jockey (1951) and then appeared in three films at Fox: Fixed Bayonets (1951) for Sam Fuller, The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951) for George Cukor (1951) and Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952).

He was largely out of films by 1952 and appeared in numerous television shows after his career in film waned. He appeared in television shows such as The Revlon Mirror Theater, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Damon Runyon Theater, and Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.

In It Should Happen to You (1954), he was involved in a support role.

Denny Davis, a former soldier in the NBC sitcom It's a Great Life from 1954-56, is also a filmmaker who is trying to find a civilian career. He was the landlady of Frances Bavier. In 1954, he received an Emmy but left the show in 1957.

He appeared on television shows and filmed a pilot for a TV sitcom with his wife Virginia Mayo, McGarry and His Mouse (1960), but it wasn't chosen for a series. He appeared on Adventures in Paradise, Daktari, and Adam-12. In 1964, he appeared on I Was Dancing, a New York stage show.


Pictured: Boy, five, killed in quad bike accident after travelling from Britain with his family for holiday in Ireland

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George Francis Freddie Davenport, a Kent immigrant, will die today at his grandparents' house in Liscarney, Cloghane, County Kerry, where he and his family were on holiday. He is survived by his parents, Laura and David, as well as siblings Cian, Jake, and Ellie-Rose. Following his death on Sunday afternoon on the farm, the people in Kerry are in a state of 'deep shock.'