Oscar O'Shea

Oscar O'Shea

  • Born on
    • October 8th, 1881
  • Died on
    • April 6th, 1960
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Oscar O'Shea (8 October 1881 – 6 April 1960), born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, was a Canadian-American character actor with over 100 film appearances from 1937 to 1953. O'Shea was a comic actor who earned a million dollars but lost it all in the Great Depression. His first straight role came in a Federal Theatre Project production of It Can't Happen Here, a play based on the novel of the same name. His first film was Captains Courageous (1937). Beginning in 1929, O'Shea operated the Oscar O'Shea Players repertory theater company in the Embassy Theatre in Ottawa, Canada. He eventually ended the enterprise "to seek a field where his art would be more widely appreciated." He then set up an operation in Chicago, "where he managed his own theatre and stock company during good and bad years." O'Shea died in Hollywood, California in 1960 at age 78.

Starring Oscar O'Shea on Plex


Acting (20 Credits)

1946The Brute Man as Mr. Haskins - Grocer (uncredited)
1945Bewitched as Capt. O'Malley
1944The Mummy's Ghost as Museum Watchman
1943City Without Men as Joseph Barton
1941The Tell-Tale Heart as First Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
1941Sleepers West
1941Lydia as Doctor Richards
1941Blossoms in the Dust as Dr. West
1940Stranger on the Third Floor as The Judge
1940Susan and God as Samr (uncredited)
1939Of Mice and Men as Jackson
1939Love Affair as Priest (uncredited)
1939The Roaring Twenties as Customer (uncredited)
1938The Shining Hour as Charlie Collins
1938Racket Busters as Pop Wilson
1938Man-Proof as Gus
1937Mannequin as 'Pa' Cassidy
1937Big City as John C. Andrews
1937Captains Courageous as Captain Walt Cushman
1937Double Wedding as Turnkey (uncredited)

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