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George O'Brien (1899–1985)


George was the son of the San Francisco Chief of Police who became a college athlete. He was the Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the Pacific Fleet during World War I. In the early 1920s, George wound up in Hollywood where he worked as a stuntman and part time actor. In 1924, Director John Ford picked virtually unknown George to star in his first ... See full bio »

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Known For

Sunrise
Sunrise The Man
(1927)
Fort Apache
Fort Apache Capt. Sam Collingwood
(1948)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Maj. Mac Allshard
(1949)
The Iron Horse
The Iron Horse Dave Brandon
(1924)

Filmography

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 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Maj. Braden
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Typhoon (1957)
 1951 Gold Raiders
George O'Brien
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Maj. Mac Allshard
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
'Duke' Muldoon
 1943 December 7th: The Movie
Single Voice of the Dead Servicemen (voice)
 1940 Prairie Law
Brill Austin
 1940 Legion of the Lawless
Jeff Toland
 1939 The Fighting Gringo
Wade Barton
 1939 Timber Stampede
Scott Baylor
 1939 Racketeers of the Range
Barney O'Dell
 1939 Trouble in Sundown
Clint Bradford
 1939 Arizona Legion
Boone Yeager
 1938 Lawless Valley
Larry Rhodes
 1938 Painted Desert
Bob McVey
 1937 Windjammer
Bruce Lane
 1935 Whispering Smith Speaks
Gordon Harrington, Jr. aka John 'Whispering' Smith
 1935 When a Man's a Man
Larry Knight
 1934 Frontier Marshal
Michael Wyatt
 1933 The Last Trail
Tom Daley
 1933 Life in the Raw
Jim Barry
 1932 The Golden West
David Lynch / Motano
 1932 Mystery Ranch
Bob Sanborn
 1932 The Gay Caballero
Ted Radcliffe
 1931 Fair Warning
Whistlin' Dan Barry
 1931 Seas Beneath
Cmdr. Robert 'Bob' Kingsley
 1929 Masked Emotions
Bramdlet Dickery
 1929 True Heaven
Lieutenant Philip Gresson
 1928 Blindfold
Robert Kelly
 1928 Noah's Ark
Travis / Japheth
 1928 Honor Bound
John Oglegree
 1927 East Side, West Side
John Breen
 1927 Sunrise
The Man
 1927 Is Zat So?
Ed Chick Cowan
 1926 The Blue Eagle
George Darcy
 1926 Rustling for Cupid
Bradley Blatchford
 1925 The Fighting Heart
Denny Bolton
 1925 Thank You
Kenneth Jamieson
 1925 Havoc
Dick Chappel
 1925 The Dancers
Tony
 1924 The Roughneck
Jerry Delaney
 1924 The Painted Lady
Luther Smith
 1924 The Iron Horse
Dave Brandon
 1924 The Man Who Came Back
Henry Potter
 1924 The Sea Hawk
Galley Slave (uncredited)
 1924 Shadows of Paris
Louis
 1923 Woman-Proof
Bill Burleigh
 1923 The Ne'er-Do-Well
Clifford
 1922 Ebb Tide
Islander (uncredited)
 1922 The Ghost Breaker
One of the 'Ghosts' (uncredited)
 1922 Moran of the Lady Letty
Deck Hand (uncredited)
 1922 White Hands
Sailor
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Alternate Names:

US Capt. George O'Brien

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Nickname:

"The Chest"

Star Sign:

Aries

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