Pat O'Brien

1899 - 1983

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William Joseph Patrick O'Brien (November 11, 1899 – October 15, 1983) was an American film actor with more than 100 screen credits. Of Irish descent, he often played Irish and Irish-American characters and was referred to as "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence" in the press. One of the best-known screen actors of the 1930s and 1940s, he played priests, cops, military figures, pilots, and reporters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pat O'Brien has received more than 22,680 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Pat O'Brien is the 4,296th most popular actor (up from 4,457th in 2019), the 6,668th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,761st in 2019) and the 2,099th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Pat O'Brien ranks 4,296 out of 10,030Before him are Albert Dekker, Maribel Verdú, Valérie Kaprisky, Robin Givens, Sara Allgood, and Hayden Panettiere. After him are Clarence Williams III, Conleth Hill, Metaksia Simonyan, Jean-Pierre Bacri, César Évora, and Thomas Calabro.

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Among people born in 1899, Pat O'Brien ranks 198Before him are Lillian Disney, Chief Dan George, Hendrik Marsman, George O'Brien, Väinö Kokkinen, and Jacques Audiberti. After him are Ian Keith, Hugo Benioff, Giorgi Leonidze, Colleen Moore, Haddon Sundblom, and György Piller. Among people deceased in 1983, Pat O'Brien ranks 178Before him are Jacqueline Logan, Paavo Johansson, Anton Buttigieg, Nina Dumbadze, Nikolaus Pevsner, and Richard Llewellyn. After him are Dora Gabe, George O. Abell, Joseph Ruttenberg, Buster Crabbe, Tomás Ojeda, and Gerry Hitchens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pat O'Brien ranks 6,668 out of 15,968Before him are Frederick Townsend Ward (1831), Carol Alt (1960), Hayden Panettiere (1989), Elliott Abrams (1948), Dee Brown (1908), and Chris Mullin (1963). After him are Devon Aoki (1982), Clarence Williams III (1939), Zalman King (1941), George C. Williams (1926), Thomas Calabro (1959), and Patrick Rothfuss (1973).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Pat O'Brien ranks 2,099Before him are Jesse Williams (1981), Stephen Root (1951), Matthew Gray Gubler (1980), Albert Dekker (1905), Robin Givens (1964), and Hayden Panettiere (1989). After him are Clarence Williams III (1939), Thomas Calabro (1959), Kevin Gage (1959), Joe Lando (1961), Sheree J. Wilson (1958), and Penn Badgley (1986).

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