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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

George O'Brien


Acting Appreciation

Born in San Francisco, California on April 19, 1899, George O'Brien was a popular actor during the silent film era. He's best known for his role in F.W. Murnau's 1927 silent film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. The film won three Academy Awards.

George O'Brien went on to act in many Western films throughout the remainder of his acting career. He came out in numerous films directed by David Howard and John Ford.

After being partially paralyzed following a stroke, O'Brien passed away in 1985 at a nursing home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the motion picture industry.

You can learn more about George O'Brien HERE.


via Victor Murillo

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_O%27Brien_(actor)
http://www.georgeobrien.net/
http://articles.latimes.com/1985-09-08/local/me-3064_1_early-film