George O'Brien: American Star

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McGrath-OBrien_122019 above: George O’Brien in John Ford’s classic silent film The Iron Horse, 1924 (Fox Film Corporation / Alamy Stock Photo)

WWI veteran George O’Brien became a star in Hollywood with his breakout performance in John Ford’s silent film epic, The Iron Horse. Handsome and built like the top athlete he was, O’Brien appeared in 11 more Ford movies and 85 films altogether, a successful career punctuated by voluntary and selfless distinction in two more wars, WWII and Korea. O’Brien represented all that was best in Hollywood and in America, which perhaps explains why he is forgotten today by a different Hollywood and a different America.

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