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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.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES
- 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.*