Gladys O'Connor

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Gladys O'Connor
Gladys O'Connor.jpg
O'Connor in Billy Madison
Born November 28, 1903
London, United Kingdom
Died February 21, 2012(2012-02-21) (aged 108)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–1998

Gladys O'Connor (November 28, 1903 – February 21, 2012) was a British-born Canadian actress who acted professionally in movies and television series for more than 20 years.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in East London, England, she and her family moved to Canada when she was 9. Before becoming an actress, she worked as a saleswoman, accountant and bookkeeper.[1]

O'Connor began acting in American television series and films in the middle of the 1980s. Her first appearance was in Police Academy 3: Back in Training in 1986. Some of her other credits are Stepping Out, Harriet the Spy, Billy Madison, Matrix, and The Long Kiss Goodnight.[1]

She played a cranky but kind farm woman in Fly Away Home (1996). Her last role came in 1998 when she played Mavis in the TV-movie The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon.[2] O'Connor died on February 21, 2012 at the age of 108.[3]


  1. ^ a b Gladys O'Connor profile. Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gladys O'Connor". IMDb. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gladys O'Connor profile". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 

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