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Joyce Carol Oates -- b.6/16/1938
Novelist, Poet

Jack O'Brian -- b.8/16/1914 d.11/5/2000 (86)
Critic, Columnist
Misc: of drama

Patrick O'Brian -- b.12/12/1914 d.1/2/2000 (85)
Novelist, British

Conan O'Brien -- b.4/18/1963
Comedy Writer, TV Talk Show Host, TV Producer
TV Shows: The Simpsons (writer), Saturday Night Live (writer), Late Night With Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Conan

Edna O'Brien -- b.12/15/1930
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Memoirist, Playwright, Irish
Book Titles: The Country Girls, Girl with Green Eyes, Girls in Their Married Bliss, August Is a Wicked Month, Casualties of Peace Biographies of Joyce and Byron, House of Splendid Isolation, Down by the River, Wild Decembers, In the Forest, The Light of Evening, Saints and Sinners, Country Girl

Maureen O'Brien -- b.6/29/1943
Author, Actress, English
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Vicki)

Brendan O'Carroll -- b.9/15/1955 N.S.
Novelist, Comedian, Producer/Director, Irish
Book Titles: The Mammy, The Chisellers, The Young Wan
TV Shows: Mrs. Brown's Boys (as Agnes Brown)
Movie Titles: Agnes Browne, Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

Sean O'Casey -- b.3/30/1880 d.9/18/1964 (84)
Dramatist/Playwright, Irish
Misc: helped to create the Irish Literary Renaissance

Edwin O'Connor -- b.7/29/1918 d.3/23/1968 (49)

Flannery O'Connor -- b.3/25/1925 d.8/3/1964 (39)
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Book Titles: A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Bill Oddie -- b.7/7/1941
Artist, Author, Writer, Naturalist, Actor, Comedian, Composer, Musician, English

Leonard C. O'Dell -- b.??/??/???? d.10/4/1991 (83)

Scott O'Dell -- b.5/23/1898 d.10/16/1989 (91)
Novelist, Children's Author

Bob Odenkirk -- b.10/22/1962
Writer, Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Director
TV Shows: Breaking Bad (as Saul Goodman), Better Call Saul, Mr. Show

Clifford Odets -- b.7/18/1906 d.8/14/1963 (57)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Stage Actor, Director

Dave Odom -- b.10/9/1942
Author, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: born in Goldsboro, N.C.
Misc: Led Wake to ACC championships in 1995 and '96, the school's first titles since 1962. Author of "The End Is Not The Trophy," a reflection on a life in coaching.
Sports Teams: East Carolina University (1979-1982), University of Virginia (1982-1989), Wake Forest (1989-2001), University of South Carolina (2001-2008)
Book Titles: The End is Not The Trophy

Kenneth O'Donnell -- b.3/4/1924 d.9/9/1977 (53)
Writer, Government Official
Misc: a top aide to President JFK

Kevin O'Donnell Jr. -- b.11/29/1950 d.11/7/2012 N.S. (61)
Sci-fi Writer

Lawrence O'Donnell -- b.11/7/1951 N.S.
Writer, Actor, TV Host, TV Producer
TV Shows: Big Love, The Last Word (host)

Peter O'Donnell -- b.4/11/1920 d.5/3/2010 (90)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Novelist, Mystery Writer, British
Misc: writer of crime

Michael O'Donoghue -- b.1/5/1940 d.11/8/1994 (54)
Comedy Writer
Names/Places: aka Mr. Mike
Misc: founded the National Lampoon Radio Hour
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (original writer 1975-80 & 1985)

Sean O'Faolain -- b.2/22/1900 d.4/20/1991 (91)
Writer, Short Story Writer, Italian
Misc: fiction

Liam O'Flaherty -- b.8/28/1896 d.9/7/1984 (88)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Irish

Ian Ogilvy -- b.9/30/1943 N.S.
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Actor, English
TV Shows: Return of the Saint, Malibu Shores (as Marc Delacourt)
Movie Titles: Death Becomes Her, The Conqueror Worm, My Life in Ruins, We Still Kill the Old Way

James Edward Oglethorpe -- b.12/22/1696 J-LD or 1/1/1697 N.S. d.6/30/1785 N.S. (88)
Author, General, English
Misc: Georgia colonizer; Savannah city founder

George O'Hanlon -- b.11/23/1917 d.2/11/1989 (71)
Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
TV Shows: The Life of Riley (as Calvin Dudley), The Jetsons (as George Jetson)

Catherine O'Hara -- b.3/4/1954
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Second City TV Network (as Lola Heatherton, Brooke Shields, etc.), The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (as Miss Malone voice), Glenn Martin DDS (as Jackie Martin voice)
Movie Titles: Frankenweenie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone (series), Beetlejuice, A Mighty Wind, Surviving Christmas

John O'Hara -- b.1/31/1905 d.4/11/1970 (65)
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Mary O'Hara -- b.7/10/1885 d.10/15/1980 (95)
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter, Composer, Pianist

Bertil Ohlin -- b.4/23/1899 d.8/3/1979 (80)
Writer, Economist, Swedish

Dennis O'Keefe -- b.3/29/1908 d.8/31/1968 (60)
Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Vaudevillan, Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:Edward "Bud" Vance Flanagan
TV Shows: Dennis O'Keefe Show (as Hal Towne)

Christopher Okigbo -- b.8/16/1930 d.8/??/1967 (36)
Poet, African
Misc: I can't find exact date of death. Month and year is all I can find.

Sidney Olcott -- b.9/20/1872 N.S. d.12/16/1949 N.S. (77)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Movie Producer, Director, Canadian

Andrew Oldham -- b.1/29/1944
Author, Music Producer, English
Names/Places: aka the 6th Stone
Group Names: Rolling Stones (manager 1963-67)

Kevin O'Leary -- b.7/9/1954
Writer, Inventor, Journalist, Entrepreneur, Personality, Internet Company Executive, Canadian
Names/Places: NN: Mr. Wonderful and The Undertaker
Misc: founded the software company SoftKey
TV Shows: Shark Tank (business executive and personality)

Margaret Oliphant -- b.4/4/1828 N.S. d.6/20/1897 N.S. (69)
Writer, Scotish

Christian Oliver -- b.3/3/1972
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, German
TV Shows: Saved By The Bell (as Brian Keller)
Movie Titles: The Three Musketeers, Valkyrie, Speed Racer

Edith Oliver -- b.8/9/1913 d.2/23/1998 (84)
Writer, Critic
Misc: contributed to The New Yorker magazine from 1947-1993

Harry Oliver -- b.4/4/1888 d.7/4/1973 (85)
Artist, Humorist, Movie Director

John Oliver -- b.4/23/1977
Writer, Politician, Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Community, The Daily Show

Mary Oliver -- b.9/10/1935 N.S. d.1/17/2019 N.S. (83)

Paul Oliver -- b.5/25/1927 d.8/15/2017 N.S. (90)
Writer, Historian, Musicologist, English
Misc: writer on the blues and other forms of African-American music.

Raymond Oliver -- b.3/27/1909 d.11/5/1990 (81)
Author, Chef
Misc: great 20th century chef

Ermanno Olmi -- b.7/24/1931 N.S. d.5/5/2018 N.S. (86)
Screenwriter, Movie Director, Cinematographer, Italian

Edward James Olmos -- b.2/24/1947
Screen/Scriptwriter, Humanitarian, TV/Movie Actor, Producer/Director, Trumpeter
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Lorraine Bracco's hubby
TV Shows: Miami Vice (as Lt. Martin Castillo)
Movie Titles: Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica, 2 Guns, Zoot Suit, Stand & Deliver, Selena

Rick Olsen -- b.7/28/????
Comedy Writer, Canadian
Group Names: The Royal Canadian Air Farce

Tillie Olsen -- b.1/14/1912 d.1/1/2007 (94)
Author, Writer
Book Titles: Tell Me a Riddle

Charles Olson -- b.12/27/1910 d.1/10/1970 (59)

Jenni Olson -- b.10/6/1962
Author, Filmmaker, Producer/Director

Sydney Omarr -- b.8/5/1926 d.1/2/2003 (76)

Michael Ondaatje -- b.9/12/1943 N.S.

Jim O'Neal -- b.??/??/1948
Writer, Music Executive, Music Producer
Misc: Blues music expert

Tatum O'Neal -- b.11/5/1963
Author, Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Joanna Moore & Ryan's daughter, John McEnroe's wife
TV Shows: Wicked Wicked Games
Movie Titles: Paper Moon, The Bad News Bears, Nickodeon, Little Darlings

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill -- b.10/16/1888 d.11/27/1953 (65)
Names/Places: b. in New York City; d. in Boston
Misc: wrote The Ice Man Cometh

Jennifer O'Neill -- b.2/20/1948
Writer, TV/Movie Actress, Model, Brazilian
Names/Places: b. in Rio de Janeiro; wed 6x's
Misc: has a ministry called Silent No More
TV Shows: Bare Essence, Cover Up
Movie Titles: Scanners, Summer of '42, Rio Lobo, A Force of One

Rose Cecil O'Neill -- b.6/25/1874 d.4/6/1944 (69)
Illustrator, Children's Author
Misc: Kewpie Doll designer

Juan Carlos Onetti -- b.7/1/1909 d.5/30/1994 (84)

Charles Onions -- b.9/10/1873 d.1/8/1965 (91)
Writer, Lexicographer, Grammarian, English

Max Ophuls -- b.5/6/1902 d.3/26/1957 (54)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, German
Names/Places: RN:Maximilian Oppenheimer

George Oppen -- b.4/24/1908 d.7/7/1984 (76)

James Oppenheim -- b.5/24/1882 d.8/4/1932 (50)
Author, Poet

Baroness Emmusky Orczy -- b.9/23/1865 d.11/12/1947 (82)
Author, Hungarian
Book Titles: The Scarlet Pimpernel

Hector Orezzoli -- b.??/??/1953 d.12/5/1991 (38)
Dramatist/Playwright, Composer

Suze Orman -- b.6/5/1951
Author, Economist, TV Hostess
Misc: Financial guru

Frank O'Rourke -- b.10/16/1916 d.4/27/1989 (72)
Misc: known for western and mystery novels, plus sports fiction.

P. J. O'Rourke -- b.11/14/1947
Author, Writer, Satirist, Journalist

José Ortega y Gasset -- b.5/9/1883 d.10/18/1955 (72)
Essayist, Philosopher, Humanist, Spanish

Joe Orton -- b.1/1/1933 d.8/9/1967 (34)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, English

George Orwell -- b.6/25/1903 d.1/21/1950 (46)
Novelist, Essayist, Satirist, India
Names/Places: RN:Eric Arthur Blair
Book Titles: Animal Farm, 1984

Paul Osborn -- b.9/4/1901 N.S. d.5/12/1988 N.S. (86)
Screenwriter, Playwright

Adam Osborne -- b.3/6/1939 d.3/18/2003 (64)
Author, Computer Company Executive, Thailandian
Misc: no relation to Ozzy and the Osbourne family...I think

John Osborne -- b.12/12/1929 d.12/24/1994 (65)
Dramatist/Playwright, Diarist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, British
Names/Places: b. in London; wed 5x's
Misc: a critic of the Establishment
Book Titles: Look Back in Anger, Tom Jones

Charles Osgood -- b.1/8/1933
Author, Newscaster, Journalist
Misc: CBS News poet in residence

Sir William Osler -- b.7/12/1849 d.12/29/1919 (70)
Author, Physician, Educator, Canadian
Misc: circulatory system

David Ossman -- b.12/6/1936
Writer, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Group Names: Firesign Theater
Movie Titles: A Bug's Life

Aleksandr Ostrovsky -- b.3/31/1823 N.S. or 4/12/1823 Ju-1 d.6/2/1886 Ju-1 (63) or 6/14/1886 N.S. (63)
Playwright, Russian

Wilhelm Friedrich Ostwald -- b.9/2/1853 d.4/4/1932 (78)
Philosopher, Chemist, German
Misc: Nobel 1909; He is, in the words of Asimov, "One of the chief founders of modern physical chemistry", The Nobel Prize was awarded; "in recognition of his work on catalysis and for his investigations into the fundamental principles governing chemical equilibria and rates of reaction"

James Otis -- b.2/5/1725 d.5/23/1783 (58)
Author, Revolutionary, Lawyer

Fulton Oursler -- b.1/22/1893 d.5/24/1952 (59)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Journalist, American

Rick Overton -- b.8/10/1954
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
Movie Titles: Cloverfield, The Informant!, Willow, The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Young Doctors in Love, Airplane II: The Sequel, Beverly Hills Cop, Gung Ho, Earth Girls Are Easy, Groundhog Day, Mrs. Doubtfire

Robert Owen -- b.5/14/1771 d.11/17/1858 (87)
Philosopher, Philanthropist, Scotish

Rochelle Owens -- b.4/2/1936
Poet, Playwright

William Owens -- b.11/2/1905 d.12/9/1990 (85)
Writer, Educator
Misc: folklorist

Amos Oz -- b.5/4/1939 N.S. d.12/28/2018 N.S. (79)
Novelist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Journalist, Israeli
Names/Places: RN:Amos Klausner

Cynthia Ozick -- b.4/17/1928
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Jewish, Feminist

Yasujiro Ozu -- b.12/15/1903 d.12/11/1963 (59)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Director, Japanese
Misc: d. Dec 12?

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