Margaret O'Brien (b. 1937)
Frequently moved to tears, a la New York-stricken Tootie in Meet Me in St. Louis and illness-stricken Beth in Little Women.
Frequently called onto talk about old Hollywood studio system.
Has acted frequently and infrequently since child-star heyday ended in the 1950s.
Born Angela Maxine O'Brien.
Legally changed name to Margaret after being cast in first starring role, Journey for Margaret (1942).
Academy Award honoree, at age 12, as Outstanding Child Actress for Meet Me in St. Louis (1945).
Lost her miniature Oscar to theft in late 1950s. Didn't get it back until 1995, when it turned up at a flea market in Pasadena, California, she told Classic Images.
Put Oscar up for auction to benefit the Sacramento AIDS Foundation. Withdrew the item at the request of the Academy (2001).
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