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Gladys O'Connor
Gladys O'Connor
O'Connor in Billy Madison.
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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

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]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gladys O'Connor profile. Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  2. "Gladys O'Connor". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0640341/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  3. "Gladys O'Connor profile". The Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/gladys-oconnor/article4095960. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 

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