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1880 - 1966
The actor Eugene O'Brien first studied medicine at the University of Colorado in order to continue the family tradition and to became a physician.
But his true passion was for the theater and he finally was engaged for a small role in 1902.
He soon became established as an actor and was also engaged for musical
comedies because of his voice and he sang and acted.
He made his film debut in 1915 with "The Lieutenant Governor" (15) and was engaged by Lewis J. Selznick afterwards who made Eugene O'Brien a film star.
In the next years he took part in movies like "The Scarlet Woman" (16),
"The Return of Eve" (16), "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (17), "A Romance
of the Underworld" (18), "The Perfect Lover" (19) and "The Broken Melody"
He established his stardom in the 20's and acted in the productions "His Wife's Money" (20), "Worlds Apart" (21), "The Prophe's Paradise" (22), "Secrets" (24), "Flaming Love" (25), "Fine Manners" (26) and "Faithless Lover" (28).
When the sound film started a new era he retired from the film business
and did also not return to the theater.
Other movies with Eugene O'Brien: