Glynnis O'Connor

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Glynnis O'Connor
Born (1956-11-19) November 19, 1956 (age 62)
Years active1973–present
Spouse(s)
Douglas Stern
(m. 1985)
Children2

Glynnis O'Connor (born November 19, 1956) is an American actress of television, film, radio, and theater. She first gained wide attention in the mid-1970s with leading roles in the television version of Our Town and in the short-lived series Sons and Daughters. She also co-starred with Robby Benson in the films Jeremy in 1973 and Ode to Billy Joe in 1976, as well as with Jan-Michael Vincent in the film Baby Blue Marine in 1976.

Personal life[edit]

O'Connor was born in New Rochelle, New York,[1] and is the daughter of actress Lenka Peterson and film producer Daniel Patrick O'Connor.[2][3] She is married to Douglas Stern, a New York City native,[4] and they have two daughters together, Lindsay (b. 1990) and Hana.

Career[edit]

In 1973, O'Connor sang the title song for the film Jeremy in which she also co-starred with Robby Benson. On January 8, 1974, she starred in the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre production of "Ring of Roses" and then co-starred with John Travolta in the 1976 made-for-television movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. That same year she portrayed the character Bobbie Lee Hartley, co-starring once again with Robby Benson, in the film Ode to Billy Joe, a tragic romance produced and directed by Max Baer Jr.

In 1984, O'Connor starred as Leola Mae Harmon in the biographical made-for-TV movie Why Me?, about United States Air Force nurse Harmon’s trauma and series of facial reconstruction surgeries after a horrifying car accident. She was also cast in 1984 in the comedy Johnny Dangerously. In 1986, O'Connor performed in the NBC made-for-TV movie The Deliberate Stranger.

O’Connor played defense attorney Anne Paulsen in five episodes, from 1998 through 2004, on the television series Law & Order. In 2007 she appeared in the independent feature film P.J., directed by Russ Emanuel.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 Jeremy Susan Rollins
1976 Baby Blue Marine Rose
1976 Ode to Billy Joe Bobbie Lee Hartley
1977 Vengeance Lisa Thurston
1978 Getting It Over With Ruthie Short
1979 California Dreaming Corky
1980 Those Lips, Those Eyes Ramona
1981 The White Lions Jeannie McBride
1982 Night Crossing Petra Wetzel
1982 Melanie Melanie
1984 Johnny Dangerously Sally
2002 New Best Friend Connie Campbell
2007 Graduation Mary
2008 P.J. Evelyn
2012 The Trouble with Cali Avie Bluejones
2012 Album Adult Trish Short
2014 The Historian Dean Jan Messer
2015 Angelica Older Constance
2018 Diane Dottie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 As the World Turns Dawn "Dee" Stewart TV series
1974 Love Is Not Forever Anita TV film
1974 Insight Laura "Resuscitation"
1974 Sons and Daughters Anita Cramer Main role
1975 All Together Now Carol Lindsay TV film
1975 Someone I Touched Carrie TV film
1975 The Rookies Ellen "Cliffy"
1976 Harry O Gayle "Mister Five and Dime"
1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Gina Biggs TV film
1977 Insight Laura "She's Waiting for Us"
1977 Our Town Emily Webb TV film
1977 Rosetti and Ryan Angel "Bedeviled Angel"
1978 Black Beauty Phyllis Carpenter TV miniseries
1978 Little Mo Maureen Connolly TV film
1979 The Chisholms Elizabeth Chisholm TV miniseries
1980 My Kidnapper, My Love Geegee TV film
1983 The Fighter Rindy Banks TV film
1984 Why Me? Leola Mae Harmon TV film
1984 Love Leads the Way: A True Story Lois TV film
1985 Sins of the Father Kevan Harris TV film
1986 The Deliberate Stranger Cas Richter TV film
1986 The Twilight Zone Dorothy Livingston "The Storyteller"
1987 A Conspiracy of Love Marcia Woldarski TV film
1988 To Heal a Nation Becky Scruggs TV film
1988 Too Good to Be True Ruth Berent TV film
1988 Police Story: Cop Killer Lynn Lewis TV film
1990 Kojak: Flowers for Matty Molly Fitzimons TV film
1992 Nightmare in Daylight Sloan Evans TV film
1992-93 Reasonable Doubts Jo Recurring role
1993-94 As the World Turns Margo Hughes TV series
1995 Death in Small Doses Nancy Lyon TV film
1995 Past the Bleachers Harper Parish TV film
1996 Summer of Fear 'Cat' Marshall TV film
1997 Ellen Foster Charlotte Nelson Hammond TV film
1998 Saint Maybe Claudia Bedloe TV film
1998-2004 Law & Order Anne Paulsen Recurring role
2000 Young Americans Donna Banks "Will Bella Scout Her Mom?"
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Raquel Kurtz "Damaged"
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Rev. Poole "On Fire"
2012 Behind the 8 Ball Guest "Matty"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (September 14, 1980). "Interview with Glynnis O'Connor". Chicago Sun Times.
  2. ^ "Glynnis O'Connor Biography (1955-)". Film Reference. 1955-11-19. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  3. ^ O'Donnell, Monica M. (1984). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. p. 417. Archived at Google Books. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  4. ^ Goudas, John N. (1993-08-01). "Glynnis O'Connor: Acting Is In Her Blood". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  5. ^ "P.J.: A Journey of the Heart | A Russ Emanuel Film". Pjthemovie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-21.

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