Margaret O'Brien Biography

Birthday: 1937-01-15
Place of Birth: San Diego, California USA
Wiki Biography: Born Angela Maxine O'Brien on January 15, 1937 in San Diego, California. Her film debut was one-minute shot in MGM's Babes on Broadway (1941). Her big moment came when she was cast in Journey for Margaret (1942). This film shot her into instant stardom and also resulted in Angela changing her name to Margaret. Throughout the 1940s Margaret was a major child star. Her unforgettable performance as "Tootie" in Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) won her an Academy Award as "Outstanding Child Actress" of her day. She gave brilliant performances in such films as The Canterville Ghost (1944), Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945), The Secret Garden (1949) and Little Women (1949). By the early 1950s Margaret had made a mint for MGM and earned a personal fortune. But like most other child stars, she failed in her bid to graduate into adolescent roles and in 1951 she retired from the screen. She remained active on TV and on the dinner-theater circuit. In 1979 she began a stint as a civilian aide for Southern California to Secretary of the Army Clifford Alexander.

Margaret O'BrienPhotos & Pictures

Margaret O'Brien Margaret O'Brien Margaret O'Brien Margaret O'Brien Margaret O'Brien Margaret O'Brien


TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet 1949 Music
Pursuit Mara 1958 - 1959
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dead Season 0000
Journey for Margaret 1942
Madame Curie Irene Curie - Age 5 1943 0
You, John Jones! 1943 Drama
Meet Me in St. Louis 'Tootie' Smith 1944 0, 0, Biography, 0
Lost Angel 1944 Drama
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Selma Jacobson 1945
Three Wise Fools 1946 Comedy, Drama
Heller In Pink Tights 1960 Adventure, Drama, Romance
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 2012
Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story Herself 2014 Comedy