The winner of a special Academy Award as Outstanding Child Actress, Margaret O'Brien is considered by many to have been one of the most talented child stars ever to appear in film. Although never quite as popular as Shirley Temple Black , she was one of MGM's moneymakers during the s, but like most young actors her career took a nosedive with the onset of puberty.
Fortunately, the large salary she drew in her heyday was tucked away for her in a trust fund because of California's Coogan Law. Her Irish father died a few months before her birth, and her mother later married band leader Don Sylvio.
O'Brien began modeling at three and made her movie debut at age four in Babes on Broadway She subsequently appeared in a variety of roles in both musicals and dramas, exuding a heart-felt conviction unusual in one so young. Lejeune of O'Brien's performance in Music for Millions Louis O'Brien was precocious off-screen as well. She became a charming radio personality, guesting on popular variety shows, and trading barbs with such seasoned comedians as Edgar Bergen and Bob Hope.
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Seller Inventory n. Book Description McFarland, Book Description McFarland Publishing. Margaret O Brien is one; her career began in Despite the strain of growing up on screen, O Brien continues to perform today. This reference work details O Brien s remarkable and varied career on stage, screen, and television: it includes a biography and a complete listing of all her film, radio, stage, and television appearances, as well as references to her in magazines and newspapers.
Included are forewords by Robert Young and O Brien herself, who provided much of the information in this book. Dozens of photos, including many from O Brien s personal collection, illustrate the text and show the varied stages of a career that includes both famous roles and famous friendships. Seller Inventory
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