Robert Emmett O'Connor

Robert Emmett O'Connor (March 18, 1885 September 4, 1962) was an American film actor.[1] He appeared in 204 films between 1919 and 1950. He is probably best remembered as the warmhearted bootlegger Paddy Ryan in The Public Enemy (1931) and as Detective Sergeant Henderson pursuing the Marx Brothers in A Night at the Opera (1935). He also appeared as Jonesy, (the older Paramount gate guard) in Billy Wilder's 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. He also made an appearance at the very beginning and very end of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon short Who Killed Who? (1943).

Robert Emmett O'Connor
Lobby card from Our Blushing Brides (1930) with O'Connor at right
Born(1885-03-18)March 18, 1885
DiedSeptember 4, 1962(1962-09-04) (aged 77)
Years active1919-1950

Selected filmography


  1. "Robert Emmett O'Connor". NY Times. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
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