What happened to the child actress Margaret O Brien?
O’Brien turned from Hollywood to family, devoting herself to her husband and daughter. She continued to make brief personal appearances and give occasional interviews. Her last public appearances were in the early 1980s when she rode on floats in the Los Angeles Christmas Parade. She cameoed in “Amy” in 1981.
Is Margaret O’Brien still alive and how old is she?
The former child actress, now 84, has only glowing memories of her time spent growing up on the MGM lot during the studio’s heyday, now that she’s one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
What movies did Margaret O’Brien play in as a child?
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 major child star.
Is Margaret O’Brien a grandmother?
Co-producer Vincent De Paul, also appearing in the cast, wanted to introduce a “majestic grandmother” character into the sequel. “Our first choice was Academy Award winner Margaret O’Brien to play my quirky, fun, and spiritual grandmother,” explained De Paul.
Did Margaret O’Brien win any awards?
Academy Juvenile AwardMargaret O’Brien / AwardsThe Academy Juvenile Award, also known informally as the Juvenile Oscar, was a Special Honorary Academy Award bestowed at the discretion of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts Wikipedia
Is Margaret O’Brien alive?
|Born||Maxine O’Brien January 15, 1937 San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Harold Allen, Jr. ( m. 1959; div. 1968) Roy Thorsen ( m. 1974)|
How did they make Margaret O’Brien cry in Meet Me in St Louis?
Although Hollywood lore has long been that director Vincente Minnelli got O’Brien to cry by telling the young actress her dog was ill, O’Brien said her mother never would have let that happen. “I’ll tell you how they got me to cry,” she said.
Was Tom Drake married?
Isabelle DunnTom Drake / Spouse (m. 1945–1946)
How old is Margaret?
41 years (March 26, 1980)Margaret Brennan / Age
Did Margaret O’Brien make any movies as an adult?
O’Brien’s acting appearances as an adult have been sporadic, mostly in small independent films and occasional television roles. She has also given interviews, mostly for the Turner Classic Movies cable network.
Who is Margaret Obrien’s daughter?
Mara Tolene ThorsenMargaret O’Brien / Daughter