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Also Known As: Blackie O'Neal, Charles O'Neil Died: August 29, 1996
Born: January 6, 1904 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Raeford, North Carolina, USA Profession: novelist, screenwriter, actor, telephone repairman, horse groom, bank clerk

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Patrick O'Moore was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, O'Moore appeared in such films as the Jeanette MacDonald adaptation "Smilin' Through" (1941), "Desperate Journey" (1942) and the Humphrey Bogart drama "Sahara" (1943). He also appeared in the adaptation "Between Two Worlds" (1944) with John Garfield, the Rita Hayworth adaptation "Tonight and Every Night" (1945) and the comedic drama "Molly and Me" (1945) with Gracie Fields. His film career continued throughout the forties and the fifties in productions like the adventure "The Fighting O'Flynn" (1949) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr., the remake "Kind Lady" (1951) with Ethel Barrymore and the action movie "Thunder on the Hill" (1951) with Claudette Colbert. He also appeared in "Bwana Devil" (1952) with Robert Stack. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Promises, Promises" (1964), "What a Way to Go!" (1964) and "My Fair Lady" (1964). He also appeared in the comedy adaptation "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1967) with Robert Morse and the Leslie Nielsen sci-fi picture "The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler" (1971). O'Moore more recently acted in the Lee Horsley...

Patrick O'Moore was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, O'Moore appeared in such films as the Jeanette MacDonald adaptation "Smilin' Through" (1941), "Desperate Journey" (1942) and the Humphrey Bogart drama "Sahara" (1943). He also appeared in the adaptation "Between Two Worlds" (1944) with John Garfield, the Rita Hayworth adaptation "Tonight and Every Night" (1945) and the comedic drama "Molly and Me" (1945) with Gracie Fields. His film career continued throughout the forties and the fifties in productions like the adventure "The Fighting O'Flynn" (1949) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr., the remake "Kind Lady" (1951) with Ethel Barrymore and the action movie "Thunder on the Hill" (1951) with Claudette Colbert. He also appeared in "Bwana Devil" (1952) with Robert Stack. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Promises, Promises" (1964), "What a Way to Go!" (1964) and "My Fair Lady" (1964). He also appeared in the comedy adaptation "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1967) with Robert Morse and the Leslie Nielsen sci-fi picture "The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler" (1971). O'Moore more recently acted in the Lee Horsley action film "The Sword and the Sorcerer" (1982). O'Moore's husband was Zelma O'Neal. O'Moore passed away in December 1983 at the age of 74.

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Moved to New York to become an actor; also performed in Southern California and Chicago
1940:
Wrote a short story for ESQUIRE; turned to screenwriting after that
1943:
Co-writer of "The Seventh Victim"
1944:
Wrote "Cry of the Werewolf"
1944:
Sole screenwriter for "The Missing Juror"
1945:
Screenwriter for "I Love a Mystery"
1948:
Wrote "Return of the Badman"
1950:
Wrote "Montana"
1952:
Transformed his book "The Three Wishes of Jaime McRuin", with the help of Abe Burrows and Ralph Blane, into the Broadway musical "Three Wishes for Jaime", starring John Raitt and Anne Jeffreys; ran for 75 performances
1963:
Screenwriter for "Lassie's Great Adventure"
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Education

University of Iowa: Iowa City , Iowa -
Georgia Institute of Technology: -

Notes

A member of the Old Globe Shakespearean Repertory in San Deigo, CA, where in conjunction with his wife, he staged several productions including "Tower Beyond Tragedy" starring Judith Anderson

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wife:
Patricia O'Neal. Survived him.

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son:
Ryan O'Neal. Actor. Survived him.
son:
Kevin O'Neal. Screenwriter. Survived him.
granddaughter:
Tatum O'Neal. Actor. Father Ryan O'Neal, mother Joanna Moore; survived him.
grandson:
Griffin O'Neal. Actor. Father Ryan O'Neal, mother Joanna Moore; survived him.
grandson:
Patrick O'Neal. Actor. Father Ryan O'Neal, mother Leigh Taylor-Young; survived him.
grandson:
Redmond James O'Neal. Father Ryan O'Neal, mother Farrah Fawcett; survived him.
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"The Three Wishes of Jamie McRuin"
"The Thirty-Second Day"

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