RYAN O'NEAL Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Ryan O'Neal                                                                     
Birth name: Patrick Ryan O'Neal                                                       
Born: 20 April 1941 Los Angeles, California, U.S.                                     
Ryan O'Neal (born Patrick Ryan O'Neal on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles,               
California) is an Oscar and Golden Globe nominated American actor.                     
O'Neal was born in Los Angeles, California to Irish-American Hollywood movie           
screenwriter Charles O'Neal and actress Patricia Callaghan and first became           
famous on the soap opera Peyton Place.                                                 
His role in Love Story gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.         
Further starring roles have been in Paper Moon (co-starring his daughter, Oscar-winner 
Tatum O'Neal), the Stanley Kubrick directed Barry Lyndon, and the Love Story           
sequel, Oliver's Story.                                                               
O'Neal starred in a series of films directed by Peter Bogdanovich and was the         
second highest grossing movie star in 1972. However his film career had faded by       
the end of the decade. He has also appeared in several television series.