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Ryan O'Neal


Born - 20 April 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died - 8 December 2023

Handsome, well-built (an ex-boxer and stuntman), youthful leading man with fair wavy hair, who built up a big fan following during his six years (and 500 episodes) of the TV soap Peyton Place and became a superstar after the worldwide success of the film Love Story (1970). He enjoyed mainstream success and high living during the 1970s, but by the following decade, as he attempted roles outside his range, his career was on the slide: This Rugged Land (1962), The Big Bounce (1968), The Games (1968), Wild Rovers (1971), What's Up, Doc? (1972), The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973), Paper Moon (1973), Barry Lyndon (1975), Nickelodeon (1976), A Bridge Too Far (1978), Oliver's Story (1978), The Main Event (1979), Circle of Two (1980), Green Ice (1981), So Fine (1981), Irreconcilable Differences (1984), Fever Pitch (1985), Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987), Chances Are (1989), Faithful (1995), Zero Effect (1997), Coming Soon (1999), People I Know (2001), Waste Land (2007), Slumber Party Slaughter (2012) and Knight of Cups (2015), his last. Born Charles Ryan O'Neal III, he married and divorced actresses Joanna Moore and Leigh Taylor-Young, as well being in a long on-off relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett , whom be finally married in 2005, four years before her death from cancer. In more recent times, he himself was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His four children, Griffin, Patrick, Tatum and Redmond, all followed him into the acting profession.