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George O'Hara

George O'Hara (February 22, 1899 - October 16, 1966) was a successful American motion picture actor and screenwriter of the silent film era. February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ...


Born George Bolger in Idaho and raised in New York City, New York, George O'Hara began his acting career under contract as a performer for early Hollywood director Mack Sennett. Sennett was immediately charmed by the handsome, cleft-chinned young actor and saw O'Hara as a potentially popular matinee idol. O'Hara's acting career received an early boost when Sennett cast the young actor in the commercially successful 1920 romantic film Love, Honor, and Behave opposite the popular silent film actress Marie Prevost. State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Official languages none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Michael (or Micheal) Sinnott (January 17, 1880 - November 5, 1960), better known as Mack Sennett, was an innovator of slapstick comedy in film. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Marie Prevost (November 8, 1898 - January 23, 1937) was an actress of the early days of cinema. ...


In 1921, O'Hara began tentatively working behind the camera with Sennett's tutelage. He was credited as an associate producer in the Ben Turpin film A Small Town Idol and later worked as a continuity and tile writer throughought the 1920s in the film industry as well as continuing his successful acting career. 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Ben Turpin (c. ...


George O'Hara was most popular with the public when starring in two-reel action and adventure serials of the 1920s, such as The Pacemakers and Casy of the Coast Guard. In his most popular serial, Fighting Blood, O'Hara was cast as a boxer; A role well-suited to O'Hara, who in his free time was a boxing afficienado and moderately successful in the amateur lightweight division of the sport.


Throughout the 1920s, O'Hara continued working as a actor and became a quite popular matinee idol. With the advent of sound films however, the film studios began to heavily promote a new crop of actors and many of the formerly popular actors of the silent era (including O'Hara) found it increasingly difficult to find work. O'Hara quietly faded into an early retirement in the early 1930s but began trying to rebuild his career later in the decade by taking bit parts. Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy gun John Logie Baird invents the first working mechanical television system (1925) Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ...


O'Hara never again achieved the enormous success he had attained in his early career and spent the next several decades playing as an extra in often uncredited roles. O'Hara died of cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1966. When normal cells are damaged or old they undergo apoptosis; cancer cells, however, avoid apoptosis. ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish Los Ángeles , meaning the angels), also known as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ...


External links

  • George O'Hara at Silent Ladies & Gents

 
 

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