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      Margaret O'Brien

      Margaret O'Brien

      Highest Rated: 100% Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

      Lowest Rated: 67% The Unfinished Dance (1947)

      Birthday: Jan 15, 1937

      Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

      This child star of the 1940s was best known for her natural, emotional style and her startling facility for tears. As Maxine O'Brien (her birth name), she first appeared in a civil defense film starring James Cagney, then in a bit in "Babes on Broadway" (both 1941). Sensing her potential, MGM signed her, changed her first name to Margaret and starred her in the tour de force "Journey for Margaret" (1942), as a terrified London war orphan who "adopts" reporter Robert Young. It was an adult, intelligent and slightly scary performance which made her an overnight star. She was loaned out to Fox for "Jane Eyre" (1944). O'Brien's next big showcase came with "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944). As Tootie Smith, the feisty but fragile little sister of Judy Garland, she was a bright point in a very good film, especially in her musical numbers with Garland and during a Halloween sequence in which she confronts a grouchy neighbor. For her performance, she was awarded a special juvenile Oscar. Her next two features, "Music for Millions" (1944) and the drama "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes" (1945) were also impressive. Two good roles came her way in 1949, as the tragic Beth in a remake of "Little Women" and as Mary Lennox in "The Secret Garden."

      Highest rated movies

      Meet Me in St. Louis poster
      Meet Me in St. Louis
      Jane Eyre poster
      Jane Eyre
      The Canterville Ghost poster
      The Canterville Ghost
      Little Women poster
      Little Women
      The Unfinished Dance poster
      The Unfinished Dance

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stu's Show Self - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Impact Event Unknown (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beverly Hills Christmas II Mrs. Foxworth (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Ms. Stevenson (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 22% Halloween P... Trap Kill! Kill! Bridgette's Grandmother (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead in Love Cris (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset After Dark Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 76% Amy Hazel Johnson (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death in Space Unknown (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 29% Heller in Pink Tights Della Southby (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Women Beth March (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory Clarabel Tilbee (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her First Romance Betty Foster (Character) - 1951
      75% 83% Little Women Beth (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 75% The Secret Garden Mary Lennox (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 54% Tenth Avenue Angel Flavia Mills (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big City Midge (Character) - 1948
      67% 29% The Unfinished Dance "Meg" Merlin (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 33% Bad Bascomb Emmy (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Wise Fools Sheila O'Monahan (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 80% Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Selma Jacobson (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 70% Lost Angel Alpha (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 64% Music for Millions Mike (Character) - 1944
      100% 87% Meet Me in St. Louis Tootie Smith (Character) - 1944
      100% 83% Jane Eyre Adele Varens (Character) - 1944
      86% 73% The Canterville Ghost Lady Jessica de Canterville (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 56% Thousands Cheer Customer in Red Skelton Skit (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case Margaret (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 59% Journey for Margaret Margaret White (Character) - 1942

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Virginia Trent (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1952 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1951 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1954