This collections contains the records of the film career of Arthur J. O'Connell (1908-1981), a major charactor actor in Hollywood
from the 1940s through the 1970s.
A native New Yorker, Arthur O'Connell (1908-1981) acted on both the stage, including the Mercury Theater of Orson Welles,
and the screen. In the latter venue, he became a capable and well-known character actor and earned two Academy Award nominations,
one for "Picnic" (1956), the other for "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), nominations documented the materials in this collection
(see Series 1).
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