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Also Known As: Gene Orville O'Donnell Died: November 22, 1992
Born: February 28, 1911 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Iowa, USA Profession: Cast ... actor radio announcer
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Character actor of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. O'Donnell began as a radio announcer working in Boston and New York before moving to LA where he signed a contract with Republic Studios. There he appeared in "The Ape" (1940) with Boris Karloff, "I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now" (1940) and "The Devil Bat" (1941) with Bela Lugosi. After serving in the Army, O'Donnell moved back to LA, where he played the title character in "Barney Blake, Police Reporter" (1948) and Judy's (Patricia Crowley) brother in the comedy "A Date With Judy" (1951). O'Donnell's subsequent TV credits include guest stints on "Peyton Place," "The Big Valley" and "I Love Lucy." His later film work included "Pretty Boy Floyd" (1960), "Planet of the Apes" (1968) and "The Lawyer" (1970).

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