Margaret OBrien: A Career Chronicle and Biography by Allan R. EllenbergerAmong Hollywoods child stars are some talented children, normal and pleasant who find fame in film. Margaret OBrien is one; her career began in 1941. The fresh-faced moppet quickly became a sensation and won the 1944 Academy Award for Outstanding Child Actress. As Adele in Jane Eyre (1944) and Beth in Little Women (1949), Margaret endeared herself to millions. Despite the strain of growing up on screen, OBrien continues to perform today.
This reference work details OBriens remarkable and varied career on stage, screen, and television: it includes a biography and a complete listing of all her film, radio, stage, and television appearances, as well as references to her in magazines and newspapers. Each entry includes complete production information, as well as reviews and behind-the-scenes commentary. Included are forewords by Robert Young and OBrien herself, who provided much of the information in this book. Dozens of photos, including many from OBriens personal collection, illustrate the text and show the varied stages of a career that includes both famous roles and famous friendships.
Foreword by Margaret OBrien
Hollywood actress Margaret O'Brien: 'I adored working with Judy Garland'
July 30, Stephanie Elliott of Venice, Fla. Legendary actress Margaret O'Brien was dubbed "America's Sweetheart" for her precocious performances in 15 films in the s. Louis," starring Judy Garland. Their cake-walk duet has gone down in movie history. Known for her charming childlike persona, O'Brien had difficulty making the transition from child to adult star. Her career slowed.
Sign in. Her big moment came when she was cast in Journey for Margaret This film shot her into instant stardom and also resulted in Angela changing her name to Margaret. Throughout the s Margaret was a major child star. By the early s Margaret had made a mint for MGM and earned a personal fortune.
Margaret O'Brien is an American film, radio, television, and stage actress. Beginning a prolific career as a child actress in feature films for Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer.
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Thanks to the strenous efforts of her mother, a former dancer, American child actress Margaret O'Brien won her first film role at age four in the Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland musical Babes on Broadway MGM was so impressed by the child's expressiveness and emotional range that she was given the title role in the wartime morale-booster Journey For Margaret She was so camera-savvy by the time she appeared in Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case that the film's star Lionel Barrymore declared that had this been the Middle Ages, O'Brien would have been burned at the stake! Some of her coworkers may secretly have wished that fate on O'Brien, since she reportedly flaunted her celebrity on the set, ostensibly at the encouragement of her parents.