Glynnis O'Connor

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Glynnis O'Connor
Born (1956-11-19) November 19, 1956 (age 59)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Years active 1973-present
Spouse(s) Douglas Stern (?-present; 2 children)
Children Lindsay

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

Early life[edit]

O'Connor was born in New Rochelle, New York,[1] and is the daughter of stage, film and TV actress Lenka Peterson and film producer Daniel Patrick O'Connor.[2][3]


In 1973, O'Connor sang the title song for the film Jeremy.[4]

In January 8, 1974 she starred in CBS Radio Mystery Theatre production of "Ring of Roses."

O'Connor appeared in the 1976 John Travolta made-for-television film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.

In 1984, O'Connor starred as Leola Mae Harmon in the made-for-TV movie Why Me? (co-starring Armand Assante), a drama about an Air Force nurse who has a tragic car accident then undergoes a series of facial reconstruction surgeries. That same year, she also appeared in the comedy Johnny Dangerously alongside Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle and Joe Piscopo.

In 1986, O'Connor appeared in the NBC made-for-TV movie The Deliberate Stranger with Mark Harmon.

From the late 1990s through 2004, she had a recurring role as Anne Paulsen on Law & Order. In 2007 she starred in the independent feature film P.J.,[5] directed by Russ Emanuel co-starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore and Robert Picardo, and appeared in the film Our Last Days as Children.


  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. ^ "Lee Holdridge - Jeremy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  5. ^ "P.J.: A Journey of the Heart | A Russ Emanuel Film". Retrieved 2014-04-21. 

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