Edmond O'Brien (September 10, 1915-May 9, 1985) was an American film actor who is perhaps best remembered for his role in D.O.A..
Born in New York, New York, O'Brien made his film debut in 1938, and gradually built a career as a highly regarded supporting actor.
He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954), and was also nominated for his role in Seven Days in May (1964).
His other notable films include White Heat (1949), The Girl Can't Help It (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Longest Day (1962), and The Wild Bunch (1969). He also appeared extensively in television.
He was married and divorced from actresses Nancy Kelly and Olga San Juan. San Juan was the mother of his three children, including actors Maria O'Brien and Brendan O'Brien.
He died in Inglewood, California of Alzheimer's Disease and was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Edmond O'Brien has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1725 Vine Street, and a second star at 6523 Hollywood Blvd. for his contribution to the television industry.