Full Name at Birth
Agnes Teresa McGlade
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Place of Death
New York City, New York, United States
Cause of Death
Una O'Connor (23 October 1880 – 4 February 1959) was an Irish-American actress who worked extensively in theatre before becoming a character actress in film and in television. She often portrayed comical wives, housekeepers and servants.
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==Una O'Connor== Actress - ===Born=== October 23, 1880 in Belfast, Ireland [now Northern Ireland], UK
===Died=== February 4, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA (heart ailment)
===Birth Name=== Agnes Teresa McGlade
===Height=== 5' 2" (1.57 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as [[Charles Laughton]], [[Boris Karloff]], [[Tyrone Power]], [[Barbara Stanwyck]], and [[Sydney Greenstreet]]. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in Universal's horror classics, [[Bride of Frankenstein]] (1935) and [[The Invisible Man]] (1933). Her final role was as the devoted housekeeper in [[Billy Wilder]]'s [[Witness for the Prosecution]] (1957), a role she originated on stage. Her hilarious testimony during the trial is one of the film's highlights.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ghosthost7@juno.com
===Trade Mark (3)=== 1. Often played skittish and meddlesome servants 2. High pitched shriek 3. Often cast by James Whale
===Trivia (5)=== 1. Began her acting career on stage at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. 2. When Una O'Connor was brought to Hollywood to recreate her stage role of Ellen Bridges in "Cavalcade," British critic James Agate wrote that she had established a right to the role "that it would be impertinent and impolitic to contravene." 3. Was brought to Hollywood in 1932 to recreate her role in "Cavalcade.". 4. She would not work on any radio program sponsored by a company that distributed or manufactured alcohol in any form. 5. Biography in "Actresses of a Certain Character: Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties" by Axel Nissen.
===Salary (1)=== Bride of Frankenstein (1935) $4,250
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