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Margaret O'Brien (I)


Born Angela Maxine O'Brien on January 15, 1937 in San Diego, California. Her film debut was one-minute shot in MGM's Babes on Broadway (1941). Her big moment came when she was cast in Journey for Margaret (1942). This film shot her into instant stardom and also resulted in Angela changing her name to Margaret. Throughout the 1940s Margaret was a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Meet Me in St. Louis
Meet Me in St. Louis 'Tootie' Smith
(1944)
Journey for Margaret
(1942)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Ms. Stevenson
(2017)
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden Mary Lennox
(1949)

Filmography

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 2018 Impact Event (post-production)
Amanda
 2017 Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill
Bridgette's Grandmother
 2017 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Ms. Stevenson
 2010 Elf Sparkle and the Special Red Dress (TV Movie)
Mrs. Claus (voice)
 2009 Dead in Love
Cris
 2009 Elf Sparkle Meets Christmas the Horse (TV Movie)
Miss Coyote (voice)
 2002 The Craven Cove Murders (Video)
Friendly Looking Lady
 1996 Sunset After Dark
Betty Corman
 1991 The New Lassie (TV Series)
Elizabeth Helms
- No Pets Allowed (1991) ... Elizabeth Helms
 1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jane
- Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? (1991) ... Jane
 1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Mildred Webster
- Black Widows (1986) ... Mildred Webster
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Martha Connelly
- The Offer (1983) ... Martha Connelly
 1981 Amy
Hazel Johnson
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Flora Bumpstead Eaton
 1974 Death in Space (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pam Rhodes
 1974 Annabelle Lee
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Neva Phillips
- Dinner of Herbs (1972) ... Neva Phillips
 1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mrs. Pendleton
- Log 85: Sign of the Twins (1970) ... Mrs. Pendleton
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Miss Walker (segment "Love and the Letter")
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Louise Prescott
- Split Second to an Epitaph: Part 2 (1968) ... Louise Prescott
- Split Second to an Epitaph: Part 1 (1968) ... Louise Prescott
 1967 Combat! (TV Series)
Marianne Fraisnet
- Entombed (1967) ... Marianne Fraisnet
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Anne Lipscott
- The Turncoat (1964) ... Anne Lipscott
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Virginia Trent
- The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe (1963) ... Virginia Trent
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Elsa Thaelman
- The Betrayal (1962) ... Elsa Thaelman
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Lori Palmer
- The Dragon (1962) ... Nurse Lori Palmer
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Phyllis Willoughby
- The Trial of Adam Troy (1961) ... Phyllis Willoughby
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Ellen Marstand
- River Gold (1961) ... Ellen Marstand
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Angela Kendricks
- Deadly Shadow (1960) ... Angela Kendricks
 1960 Maggie (TV Movie)
Maggie Bradley
 1960 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
Maggie
- Maggie (1960) ... Maggie
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Jean
- Escape (1960) ... Jean
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Della Southby
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Mary Clayborne
- Big Doc's Girl (1959) ... Mary Clayborne
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Lila Norris / Annie Brookes
- The Second Happiest Day (1959) ... Lila Norris
- The Mystery of Thirteen (1957) ... Annie Brookes
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Betsy Stauffer
- Incident of the Town in Terror (1959) ... Betsy Stauffer
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Mara
- Kiss Me Again, Stranger (1958) ... Mara
 1958 Little Women (TV Movie)
Beth March
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Julie Revere
- The Sacramento Story (1958) ... Julie Revere
 1953-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jenny Walker / Julie Denton
- Tongues of Angels (1958) ... Jenny Walker
- Trial by Slander (1958) ... Julie Denton
- A Breath of Air (1953)
 1955-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Kathleen / Victoria
- Smilin' Thru (1956) ... Kathleen
- Winter in April (1956)
- Midsummer (1955) ... Victoria
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Sarah Trask
- The Young Years (1957) ... Sarah Trask
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Come to Me (1957)
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Nancy
- Roadblock Number Seven (1957) ... Nancy
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Marjorie Reardon
- The Story of Marjorie Reardon (1957) ... Marjorie Reardon
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Angie Hawley / Chip / Kathy Fathian
- Necessary Evil (1957) ... Angie Hawley
- Night of a Rebel (1957) ... Chip
- South of the Sun (1955) ... Kathy Fathian
 1957 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Ann
- Innocent Witness (1956) ... Ann
 1956 Glory
Clarabel Tilbee
 1951-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Intermission Guest / Elaine / Laura / ...
- Holiday Affair (1955) ... Intermission Guest
- The Way I Feel (1954) ... Elaine
- The White Gown (1953) ... Laura
- To the Lovely Margaret (1951) ... Margaret
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Eleanor Brown
- Daughter of Mine (1954) ... Eleanor Brown
 1952 Futari no hitomi
Catherine McDermott
 1951 Her First Romance
Betty Foster
 1951 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actress
- Episode #1.22 (1951) ... Guest Actress
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Ginny
- The Canterville Ghost (1950) ... Ginny
 1949 The Secret Garden
Mary Lennox
 1949 Little Women
Beth
 1948 Big City
Midge
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Flavia Mills
 1947 The Unfinished Dance
'Meg' Merlin
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Sheila O'Monahan
 1946 Bad Bascomb
Emmy
 1945 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
Selma Jacobson
 1944 Music for Millions
'Mike'
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis
'Tootie' Smith
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Lady Jessica de Canterville
 1943 Jane Eyre
Adele Varens
 1943 Lost Angel
Alpha
 1943 Madame Curie
Irene Curie - Age 5
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Customer in Red Skelton Skit
 1943 You, John Jones! (Short)
Daughter
 1942 Journey for Margaret
Margaret
 1941 Babes on Broadway
Maxine, Little Girl at Audition (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (67 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Other Works:

(11/28/44) Radio series: Guest-starred on "The Charlie McCarthy Show" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Maxine O'Brien
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Personal Quote:

[at age six] When I cry, do you want the tears to run all the way or shall I stop halfway down? See more »

Trivia:

Stated on Turner Classic Movie's Private Screenings: Child Stars (2006), that she is half Spanish. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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