She acted in Lawrence Roman's play, "Under The Yum Yum Tree," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Hugh Marlow and James McArthur in the cast. James Monos was director.
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[on Wallace Beery
, with whom she worked in Bad Bascomb
(1946)] Wallace Beery couldn't stand me and I hated him! He was a mean old man, not nice at all. We shot on location, so the studio would have a truck come around with those boxed lunches. He would steal my lunch. He was that awful. My mother would have to go and get it away from him; if she didn't I would have to go hungry! The studio often ...
In 1959, Ms. O'Brien starred in a national stage tour of "The Young And The Beautiful" by author Sally Benson
(creator of the book that became O'Brien's most famous film, Meet Me in St. Louis
(1944)). Co-starring opposite O'Brien in the stage play of "The Young And The Beautiful" was Dirk Wayne Summers
, who later became an award winning writer and director in films and television.