Friday, November 11, 2011

Robert Ryan and Pat O'Brien

Who was born on this date:

Actor Robert Ryan was born on November 11, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. He was an actor who often played hardened cops and ruthless villains. Ryan attempted to make a career in show business as a playwright, but had to turn to acting to support himself and appeared on stage and in small film parts during the early 1940s. Ryan's breakthrough film role was in Crossfire (1947), for which he was nominated for best supporting Academy Award. Other film credits include The Set-Up (1949), On Dangerous Ground (1951), The Longest Day (1962), Billy Bud (1962), Battle of the Bulge (1965), and The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Wild Bunch (1969). He also made numerous appearances of stage and television. Ryan died in New York City on July 11, 1973 from lung cancer and his ashes were scattered.

Pat O’Brien (November 11, 1899 – October 15, 1983) See October 15th blog

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