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Eugene O'Brien (I) (1880–1966)

Eugene O'Brien, the silent screen matinée idol, was born Louis O'Brien in Boulder, Colorado in 1881, to police marshal John O'Brien and his wife Kate. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado in order to realize his family's ambition that he should become a physician. O'Brien's first love, however, was the stage, but his family ... See full bio »

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The Moonstone Franklin Blake
The Last Door The Magnet
De Luxe Annie Jimmy Fitzpatrick


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 1928 Faithless Lover
Austin Kent
 1927 The Romantic Age
 1926 Flames
Herbert Landis
 1926 Fine Manners
Brian Alden
 1925 Simon the Jester
Simon de Gex
 1925 Souls for Sables
Fred Garlan
 1925 Graustark
Grenfall Lorry
 1925 Siege
Kenyon Ruyland
 1925 Dangerous Innocence
Major Seymour
 1925 Flaming Love
Roland Keene
 1924 The Only Woman
Rex Herrington
 1924 Secrets
John Carlton
 1923 The Voice from the Minaret
Andrew Fabian
 1922 John Smith
John Smith
 1922 Channing of the Northwest
 1922 The Prophet's Paradise
Howard Anderson
 1921 Chivalrous Charley
Charles Riley
 1921 Clay Dollars
Bruce Edwards
 1921 Is Life Worth Living?
Melville Marley
 1921 The Last Door
The Magnet
 1921 Gilded Lies
Keene McComb
 1921 Worlds Apart
Hugh Ledyard
 1920 Broadway and Home
Michael Strange
 1920 The Wonderful Chance
Lord Birmingham / 'Swagger' Barlow
 1920 The Figurehead
Sheridan Dow
 1920 A Fool and His Money
John B. Smart
 1920 His Wife's Money
Richard Flint
 1919 The Broken Melody
Stewart Grant
 1919 Sealed Hearts
Jack Prentiss
 1919 The Perfect Lover
Brian Lazar
 1919 Come Out of the Kitchen
Burton Crane
 1919 Fires of Faith
Harry Hammond, a Broker
 1918 Little Miss Hoover
Major Adam Baldwin
 1918 Under the Greenwood Tree
Jack Hutton
 1918 The Spirit That Wins (Short)
 1918 Her Only Way
Joseph Marshall
 1918 The Safety Curtain
Captain Merryon
 1918 A Romance of the Underworld
Thomas McDonald
 1918 De Luxe Annie
Jimmy Fitzpatrick
 1918 By Right of Purchase
Chadwick Himes
 1918 The Ghosts of Yesterday
Howard Marston
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
Herald - French episode
 1917 The Moth
Cpt. Bridgey
 1917 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Adam Ladd
 1917 Poppy
Sir Evelyn Carson
 1916 The Rise of Susan
Clavering Gordon
 1916 The Chaperon
Jim Ogden
 1916 The Return of Eve
 1916 The Scarlet Woman
Robert Blake
 1916 Poor Little Peppina
Hugh Carroll
 1915 Just Out of College
Edward Worthington Swinger
 1915 The Moonstone
Franklin Blake
 1915 The Lieutenant Governor (Short)
John Hamilton Barclay
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Kitty Mackay. Written by Catherine Chisholm Cushing. Directed by William Elliott. Comedy Theatre: Comedy Theatre: 7 Jan 1914- Sep 1914 (closing date unknown/278 performances). Cast: Stapleton Kent, Clarice Laurence, Eleanor Scott L'Estelle, Carl Lyle, Molly McIntyre (as "Kitty McNab"), Margaret Nybloc (as "Mag"), Eugene O'Brien... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Louis O'Brien


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Personal Quote:

[on reading fan mail while in the hospital recuperating from being hit by a truck] The first letter I opened said: 'Probably by the time this reaches you you will be dead; but if you are alive, please send me a photograph.'


O'Brien's career as leading man in the 20s faded with his receding hairline. See more »

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