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Arthur O’Connell, American actor. Recipient certificate for professional excellence in the theatre West Valley College, 1967, certificate of appreciation for efforts during Tet offensive in Viet Nam and Thailand, Department Defense, 1968; honorary citizen New Mexico, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee.


O’Connell, Arthur was born on March 29, 1908 in New York City. Son of Michael and Julia (Byrne) O’C.


Student St. John’s High school and College, Brooklyn, 1922-1928.


Appeared in numerous motion pictures, including Citizen Kane, 1941, Naked City, 1948, Picnic (Academy award nomination), 1955, Solid Gold Cadillac, 1956, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, 1956, The Proud Ones, 1956, Bus Stop, 1956, The Anatomy of a Murder (Academy award nomination), 1959, Gidget, 1958, A Thunder of Drums, 1961, The Great Imposter, 1960, Man of the West, 1958, Seven Faces of Doctor Lao, 1963, Kissin’ Cousins, 1963, The Monkey’s Uncle, 1964, Fantastic Voyage, 1965, The Birds Do It, 1966, The Silencers, 1965, The Power, 1967, The Reluctant Astronaut, 1966, Suppose They Gave A War and Nobody Came, 1969, There Was A Crooked Man, 1969, The Last Valley, 1969, numerous others. Stage debut in The Patsy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1929. Appeared in plays Remote Asylum, Los Angeles, 1970-1971, Child’s Play, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida, 1971.

Appeared on ABC-television series The Second Hundred Years, 1967-1968, Seven in Darkness, 1969. Director, actor the Army Play by Play, 1943. Command performances Hyde Park for F.D.R., cabinet mems., Wilhelmina of Netherlands.

Actor in Army training films. Director Broadway production Brighten The Corner, 1945-1946. Toured Margaret Webster’s Shakespeare Company.

Studied with Mme. Ouspenskaya.


Served with Signal Corps, Army of the United States, 1940-1945. Member Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association, A.F.T.R.A., Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, National Academy television Arts and Sciences, Players.


Married Anne Hall Dunlop, June 23, 1962.

Michael O’C.

Julia (Byrne) O’C.

Anne Hall Dunlop