Charles O'Neal Biography (1904-1996)
Born January 6, 1904, in Raeford, NC; died August 29, 1996, in Los Angeles (some sources say Beverly Hills), CA; married Patricia O'Callaghan; children: Ryan (an actor), Kevin (a screenwriter); grandfather of Tatum O'Neal (an actress). Career: Writer and actor. Worked as a stage actor in Illinois, California, and New York; Old Globe Shakespearean Repertory Company, San Diego, CA, member of company. Also worked as bank clerk and horse groom. Awards, Honors: Christopher Award, 1949, for The Three Wishes of Jamie McRuin..
- writer, actor
- Birth Details
- January 6, 1904
- Raeford, North Carolina, United States
- Death Details
- August 29, 1996
- Los Angeles, California, United States
- The Seventh Victim,1943
- The Missing Juror,1944
- Cry of the Werewolf(also known as Daughter of the Werewolf), 1944
- I Love a Mystery,1945
- The Devil's Mask,1946
- Return of the Bad Men,1948
- Contributor of additional dialogue, Mutiny,1952
- Johnny Trouble, Warner Bros., 1957
- Lassie's Great Adventure,1963
- Author of the screenplay Golden Girl.
- Writer for episodes of the television series Lassie and The Untouchables.
- Coauthor of stage version, The Three Wishes of Jamie McRuin(musical; based on his novel), produced on Broadway. Other stage writings include Praise Hoyes.
- The Three Wishes of Jamie McRuin(novel), 1949
- (With Victor Trivas) The Thirty-Second Day(novel), 1964
- Author of a column syndicated by Copley newspaper group.
- The screenplay The Alligator, released by Twentieth Century-Fox in1959, is based on a story by O'Neal. The television movie Three Wishes for Jamie, released in syndication in 1987, is based on O'Neal's novel The Three Wishes of Jamie McRuin.
- Contemporary Authors, Volume 153, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1997, pp. 285-6.
- Los Angeles Times, September 4, 1996, p. A14. New York Times, September 5, 1996, p. D21.*