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Also Known As: Died: June 22, 1998
Born: May 17, 1911 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Ireland Profession: Cast ...
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1930:
Discovered by Hollywood director Frank Borzage at Dublin's International Horse Show
1930:
Was under contract to Fox Film Corp.
1930:
Feature acting debut, "Song O' My Heart"
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Under contract with MGM, Culver City
1932:
Made first Tarzan film opposite Johnny Weismuller, "Tarzan the Ape Man"
1936:
Made first of six films at MGM with journeyman contract director Richard Thorpe, "The Voice of Bugle Ann"
1938:
Journeyed to England to make an MGM film opposite Robert Taylor, "A Yank at Oxford"
1942:
Made last of six screen appearances as Jane in the "Tarzan" series, "Tarzan's New York Adventure"; was also last film for six years; retired from the screen to raise family
1948:
Returned to features as the female romantic lead in "The Big Clock", starring Ray Milland and Charles Laughton; film was directed by her husband John Farrow
1951:
Hosted the syndicated children's anthology series, "The Children's Hour", which presented hour-long films aimed at young audiences
1958:
Again left films after "The Wild Heritage"
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Briefly a member of NBC-TV's "Today Show" team as the "Today Girl" (date approximate)
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Acted in stage productions in the 1960s, including "The Front Page," "No Sex Please, We're British," and "Never Too Late"
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Contributed short stories to various magazines
1965:
Returned to films to play a prominent role in the adaptation of the stage comedy, "Never Too Late", reprising the role she had played on Broadway
1970:
Appeared as Olive Whalen on the ABC TV daytime soap opera, "All My Children"
1970:
Made a cameo appearance as herself, along with many other well-known personalities of the 1930s and 40s, in the film, "The Phynx"
1972:
First TV-movie, "The Crooked Hearts"; acted in support of Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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Returned to Broadway to play a prominent supporting role in the acclaimed revival of Paul Osborn's 1939 play, "Morning's at Seven"
1981:
Began appearing occasionally in features again after a decade absence: made only non-US feature credit other than "A Yank at Oxford" (1938), "Traveller", a film co-produced by Ireland and the UK
1986:
Played mother of Mia Farrow in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters"
1987:
Final film role, "Stranded"
1994:
Final screen acting role in the NBC TV-movie "Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Heart Is"
1995:
Was played by actress Heidi von Palleske in the biographical TV miniseries portrait of O'Sullivan's daughter, "Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story"
1996:
Was an interview subject for the A&E series "Biography" in episodes on Jean Harlow and Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs

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