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Michael O'Shea

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from the film Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Source: Wikipedia

Michael O'Shea (March 17, 1906 – December 4, 1973) was an American character actor whose career spanned the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. O'Shea was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Unlike his five brothers who became policemen, he dropped out of school at 12 and began his acting career in vaudeville by touring with boxing idol Jack Johnson's show.

Fact file

  • Born: March 17, 1906 Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Died: December 4, 1973 (aged 67) Dallas, Texas, U.S.
  • Years active: 1943-1971
  • Spouse(s): Virginia Mayo (m. 1947–1973; his death); 1 child Grace Watts (m.1927-1947); 2 children

Read more about Michael O'Shea at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Cinematographers to honor three
Variety, 2010-10-22 10:00:00
Film News: Kirkland, O'Shea and Seale draw ASC awards -- A trio of lensers -- John Seale, Michael O'Shea and Douglas Kirkland -- will receive special honors at the American Society of Cinematographers' 25th Outstanding Achievement Awards Feb. 13 at the Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles.

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