“Forgotten Hollywood”- Margaret O’Brien to be Interviewed…

Posted on April 7, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Margaret O’Brien is set to appear in the Forgotten Hollywood Documentary Pilot about Lionel Barrymore’s story on how he influenced our country’s view about the disabled. Suffering from advanced degenerative arthritis, his decision to carry on with his career motivated the American public to champion the Roosevelt Adminstration March of Dimes campaign; the most successful effort to fight disease in our history. Margaret O’Brien was an initial poster child for The March of Dimes.

   Beginning a prolific career as a child actress in feature films at MGM, O’Brien became one of the most popular  young stars in cinema. She made her first film appearance in Babes on Broadway at the age of four, and she was honored with a Juvenile Oscar as the Outstanding Child Actress of 1944 for her stint in Meet Me in St. Louis.

46 Margaret O'Brien & Lionel Barrymore   Her career included roles in Madame Curie, Jane Eyre, The Canterville Ghost, Three Wise Fools, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, Little Women, and The Secret Garden. O’Brien co-starred with Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford, June Allyson, James Cagney, Ann Southern, Charles Laughton, Edward G. Robinson, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Orson Welles, Mary Astor, Robert Young, Thomas Mitchell, Joan Fontaine, Marjorie Main, Red Skelton,   C. Aubrey Smith, and of course, Lionel Barrymore.      <–MARGARET O’BRIEN AND LIONEL BARRYMORE

MargO'Brien   In 1990, O’Brien was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement” Award recognizing her outstanding achievements within the film industry as a child actress. In her later career, she appeared on television, on stage, and in supporting motion picture roles.

   Our production team is thrilled over the addition of the legendary Margaret O’Brien to our Documentary. It’s not too late to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign to further develop our Forgotten Hollywood project, please click below:



Until next time>                               “never forget”

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