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Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal (born Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal; April 20, 1941) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor.

O'Neal was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Patricia (née O'Callaghan), who had an acting career in the 1930s, and Charles O'Neal, a Hollywood movie screenwriter who had also acted. His brother, Kevin, is an actor and screenwriter. His maternal grandfather was Irish and his maternal grandmother was Russian. He spent part of his childhood abroad, including Germany. He attended University High School and became a Golden Gloves contender.

In 1961, he and Leonard Nimoy guest starred in the episode "Doctor's Orders" of the syndicated western series Two Faces West. In 1962—1963, O'Neal was a series regular in the NBC western drama television series Empire. He played 21-year-old rancher's son Tal Garrett; his co-stars included Richard Egan and Terry Moore. On October 3, 1962, a week after the premiere of Empire, O'Neal guest starred in the premiere episode of the ABC series Our Man Higgins starring Stanley Holloway.

O'Neal first became famous from the prime time ABC soap opera Peyton Place. His role in Love Story gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Further starring roles have been the screwball comedy What's Up, Doc?, Paper Moon (co-starring his daughter, Oscar-winner Tatum O'Neal), the Stanley Kubrick directed Barry Lyndon, the Love Story sequel, Oliver's Story, and the Walter Hill car chase movie The Driver.

He starred in a series of films directed by Peter Bogdanovich (he even played a character loosely based on Bogdanovich in "Irreconcilable Differences") and was the second highest grossing movie star in 1972. However his film career had faded by the end of the decade. He has also appeared in several television series including Bones— and the short-lived 1991 CBS series Good Sports with girlfriend Farrah Fawcett.

O'Neal has been in a long-term (off and on again) relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett. He also dated Diana Ross for some time, and was linked to Bianca Jagger in 1979. He was previously married to actresses Joanna Cook Moore and Leigh Taylor-Young. He has four children: Tatum O'Neal and Griffin O'Neal (with Moore), Patrick O'Neal (with Taylor-Young) and Redmond O'Neal (with Fawcett).

In 2001 he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). As of 2006, it is in remission. After struggling with leukemia, O'Neal has frequently been seen at the side of his companion, Farrah Fawcett, during her own bout with cancer.

On February 4, 2007, O'Neal was arrested for allegedly assaulting his son, Griffin, in Malibu, California. O'Neal was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a fire arm.

O'Neal and his son Redmond were arrested September 17, 2008, after authorities said they found methamphetamine at the actor's Malibu home during a routine probation check on O'Neal's son. On January 9, 2009, O'Neal pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of methamphetamine; he was sentenced to eighteen months in a drug rehabilitation program.

On April 5, 2009 O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's son, Redmond O'Neal, was arrested again for bringing narcotics to a jail facility and possessing a controlled substance following a routine search at a jail security checkpoint.

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Tatum O'Neal

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Tatum Beatrice O'Neal (born November 5, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning American actress best known for her film work as a child actress in the 1970s. She remains the youngest actor, at the age of 9, to win an Oscar.

O'Neal was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors Ryan O'Neal (among whose initial acting roles was in the television series Peyton Place) and Joanna Cook Moore, who had appeared in various motion pictures with Ryan O'Neal. Her brother, Griffin, was born in 1964. In 1967, her parents divorced. Her father married actress Leigh Taylor-Young, a marriage which produced her half-brother, Patrick. She also has another half-brother, Redmond, from Ryan O'Neal's relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett. Tatum's mother died in 1997 of lung cancer at age 63, after a career in which she had appeared in such movies as Touch of Evil.

In 1974, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest person ever to win a competitive Academy Award, a record that still stands as of 2009. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress for her performance in Paper Moon. O'Neal played the role of Addie Loggins, a child con artist being tutored by a Depression-era grifter played by her father, Ryan. She was 9 years old at the time she won the award.

During her childhood and teenage years, O'Neal starred in notable films such as The Bad News Bears with Walter Matthau, International Velvet with Christopher Plummer and Anthony Hopkins, and Little Darlings with Kristy McNichol. She also appeared in the less-successful film Nickelodeon with her father Ryan, and in Circle of Two with Richard Burton. She appeared as the title character in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

O'Neal's acting career took a backseat to her marriage to John McEnroe, the professional tennis player, for many years. She would appear in only five films during the next 15 years. One notable role of hers was in Basquiat (1996).

In the early 2000s, O'Neal began acting more frequently and made guest appearances on Sex and the City, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. In 2005, O'Neal began a recurring role as Maggie Gavin on the firehouse drama series Rescue Me, portraying the unbalanced and lively sister of Tommy Gavin, played by Denis Leary. O'Neal's character is married to a firefighter in her brother's firehouse.

In January 2006, she participated in the second season of ABC's reality series Dancing with the Stars but was eliminated in the second round. She went on to do commentary for the series on Entertainment Tonight.

From 2006 to 2007, she starred as the vindictive and psychotic Blythe Hunter in the My Network TV prime-time drama Wicked Wicked Games. She appears opposite Nashawn Kearse and Vanessa L. Williams in the Liberty Artists feature film My Brother (2007). She currently has one feature film in production, schedule for release in 2009.

O'Neal describes her upbringing as chaotic, with her mother battling drug and alcohol problems and neglecting the care of her and her brother Griffin, while her father was absent and prone to abusive outbursts of temper. After her parents divorced, Ryan O'Neal obtained custody and Tatum was exposed to his celebrity, bachelor lifestyle, as well as his temper.

In her autobiography, A Paper Life, O'Neal alleged that she had been molested by a male friend of her father. Tatum also alleges physical and emotional abuse from her father, much of which she attributes to drug use. Tatum also details her own heroin addiction and its effects on her relationship with her children. Her father, Ryan, denied some of these allegations. In a prepared statement, Ryan O'Neal said: "It is a sad day when malicious lies are told in order to become a 'best-seller'".

O'Neal writes in her autobiography that when she was 13, her father took her and her friend Melanie Griffith on a trip to Europe, where she caught him having sex with Griffith in their hotel room. She also claims that when her father left for a movie shoot, she smoked opium with Griffith and then invited a male hairdresser and his girlfriend to their hotel room where the four of them participated in an orgy that Griffith had dragged her into.

Michael Jackson claimed that O'Neal was his first love and that she seduced him. However, O'Neal states in her autobiography that they only kissed once, when she was 12 and he was 17. They remained friends until 1979 when her manager told her it would be unacceptable for her to attend a premier with him because he was black.

In 1986, O'Neal married tennis superstar John McEnroe. No one from her family attended the ceremony. The couple had three children: Kevin (born 1986), Sean, (born 1987), and Emily, (born 1991). They split in December 1992 and were divorced in 1994. Following the divorce, O'Neal's drug problems re-emerged and she developed an addiction to heroin. As a result of her drug problems, McEnroe obtained custody of the children in 1998.

On June 1, 2008, she was arrested for allegedly buying crack cocaine near her Manhattan apartment building. When police searched her, they allegedly found two bags of drugs—one with crack, one with regular cocaine—and an unused crack pipe. She was charged with a misdemeanor, criminal possession of a controlled substance. Authorities released her without bail. On July 2, 2008, O'Neal pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with the arrest and agreed to spend two half-day sessions in a drug treatment program.

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Harrington jacket

A Harrington jacket is a type of short, lightweight jacket, made of cotton, polyester, wool or suede — usually with a tartan or check-patterned lining.

The first Harrington-style jackets were made by British clothing company Baracuta in the 1930s. As of 2008, the company still makes the same model, the G9. Elvis Presley popularized the Baracuta G9 when he wore it in his 1958 movie King Creole. This style of jacket earned the nickname Harrington because it was worn by the character Rodney Harrington (played by Ryan O'Neal) in the 1960s television program Peyton Place; John Simmons, who opened 'The Ivy Shop', Richmond, London, claims to have coined this description.

Similar to the 1950s United States Ivy League look, the jacket became fashionable in the United Kingdom in the 1960s among mods and skinheads. They again became popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s with skinhead and mod revivalists, as well as with scooterboys. Within those subcultures, Harringtons are often worn with Fred Perry or Ben Sherman shirts. In addition to Baracuta, companies that make Harrington jackets include Fred Perry, Merc London, Ben Sherman, Lonsdale and Warrior Clothing.

Due to the 70th birthday of Baracuta in 2007, the brand released three special edition G9s with quotes by Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, all of them frequent wearers of the Harrington jacket, printed on the lining.

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Joanna Cook Moore


Joanna Cook Moore (November 10, 1934 – November 22, 1997) was an American film and television actress best known for her guest roles on the popular television shows of the 1960s, most notably as Sheriff Andy Taylor's love interest, Peggy "Peg" McMillan on The Andy Griffith Show. She is also known for her marriage to Ryan O'Neal and as the mother of Tatum O'Neal. She is sometimes credited as Joanna Moore.

She was born Dorothy Cook, the eldest of two daughters, in Americus, Georgia to Henry English Cook, an atomic scientist and Dorothy English Cook. When she was a child, her parents and younger sister were involved in a fatal car accident. Her mother and sister died immediately, while her father died a year after the accident from the injuries he sustained. For a time, Cook was raised by her grandmother until she became mentally and physically incapable. Cook was then adopted by a wealthy local family and changed her name from Dorothy to Joanna.

As a teen, she married, and quickly divorced, Willis Moore. After the divorce, she attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. While attending college, she entered and won a beauty contest and was brought to Hollywood. Cook Moore's acting career began when she was spotted at a cocktail party by a producer for Universal.

Cook Moore made her film debut in the 1957 crime drama, Appointment with a Shadow. Later that year, she appeared in episodes of Goodyear Theater and Harbourmaster, along with another film, Slim Carter. In 1958, she co-starred in the film noir classic Touch of Evil, with Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Marlene Dietrich. The same year, she appeared in Monster on the Campus and Ride a Crooked Trail. Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, Cook Moore continued to appear in television on shows such as Studio One, Bachelor Father, Kraft Television Theatre, The Rough Riders, The Millionaire, The Untouchables, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 77 Sunset Strip, Hong Kong, The Brothers Brannagan, and Route 66.

In 1962, Cook Moore appeared as Miss Precious in Walk on the Wild Side with Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck and Capucine, followed by the musical, Follow That Dream with Elvis Presley. She continued to land roles on television shows during the late 1960s and early 1970s, appearing in Bewitched, Nanny and the Professor, McCloud, and The Waltons. Cook Moore made her last screen appearance in the 1986 film, Run Chrissie Run!.

On April 3, 1963, Cook Moore married actor Ryan O'Neal. She had earlier guest starred on O'Neal's television series Empire filmed on a New Mexico ranch. The couple had two children, Tatum Beatrice O'Neal, born in 1963, and Griffin Patrick O'Neal, born in 1964. The marriage was tempestuous and the couple separated in early 1966.

Around the time of the separation, Cook Moore began to abuse alcohol and drugs, namely amphetamine. She continued acting, but her depression worsened over her impending divorce. In 1967, O'Neal and Cook Moore's divorce became final, and O'Neal quickly married actress Leigh Taylor-Young. The two had a son together the same year.

In 1970, Cook Moore acknowledged her addiction to drugs and alcohol and checked herself into the Camarillo State Hospital for treatment. The next year, she was arrested for drunk driving after she and O'Neal got into a fight while she and their children were visiting O'Neal's Malibu home. After her arrest, she lost custody of both Tatum and Griffin.

In 1975, she married Gary L. Reeves, however the marriage was short lived and ended in 1976. By the late 1970s, she was being supported financially by her daughter Tatum, who had become an Academy Award winning actress at age 10, and one of the highest paid child stars of the era. The children were still in Ryan O'Neal's custody, and despite treatment, Cook Moore continued to abuse drugs and alcohol. As a result, she was arrested five times for DUI throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

In 1996, Cook Moore, a long time smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer. On November 22, 1997, she died from the disease. Her daughter Tatum O'Neal was by her side at the time of her death.

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Faithful (film)

Faithful is a comedy film released in 1996 about a wife, her husband and a hit man. It was directed by Paul Mazursky and produced by Robert De Niro and written by Chazz Palminteri.

The film stars Cher (as the wife), Ryan O'Neal (as the husband) and Chazz Palminteri (as the hit man) among others.

On her twentieth wedding anniversary, Maggie receives a diamond necklace and a price on her head; both from her husband, Jack. While waiting for the signal, all the way from Connecticut, to do the murder, the hitman starts bonding with Maggie instead. Later, Jack shows up himself, complicating the entire situation.

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Fred Travalena

Fred Travalena (born October 6, 1942) is an American entertainer, specializing in comedy and impersonations.

He was born in The Bronx, New York, and raised on Long Island, eventually moving to Los Angeles and developing a multi-faceted career with his characterizations of visible public figures.

His television credits began in the 1970s, as a regular performer on The ABC Comedy Hour. He also has several voice credits on cartoons as well as appearances on nationally-broadcast children's programs. Mr. Travelena has also made many guest appearances on game shows and dramatic programs in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. In the mid-1980s he hosted the game show Anything For Money, a game where contestants attempted to guess how much money it would take an ordinary, unsuspecting person to participate in a silly stunt. He also appeared in the series premiere of the short-lived 1991 sitcom Good Sports with Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett.

He currently appears at casino theaters in Las Vegas, Reno, and Atlantic City as well as performing arts theaters and private “in-concert” performances. He has also done a USO tour to entertain troops overseas, and was honored in 2004 by Club Italia with a Merit Achievement Award for his contributions to society.

In 2005, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Paper Moon (film)

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Paper Moon is an American motion picture comedy that was released in 1973 and was directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

The screenplay was adapted from the novel Addie Pray by Joe David Brown, and the film was shot in black-and-white.

The film is set during the Great Depression in the U.S. state of Kansas and it starred the real life father and daughter pairing of Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, as on-screen father and daughter Moses and Addie.

In September 1974, a television series called Paper Moon, based on the film, premiered on the ABC television network. The television version of Paper Moon starred Jodie Foster as Addie and Christopher Connelly (who had played Ryan O'Neal's brother in the TV series Peyton Place) as Moses Pray. However, it was not a ratings success and it went off the air a few months after it debuted, in January 1975.

The story follows con man Moses Pray (Ryan O'Neal) and young Addie Loggins (Tatum O'Neal), an orphaned daughter of a prostitute. Because Moses had once had an affair with her mother, there is speculation that he is in fact Addie's father (which he denies). Moses is charged with bringing Addie to her aunt's home. Along the way, Moses manages to con the man who hit Addie's mother with his car into giving him two hundred dollars, claiming it's for Addie. Addie overhears this conversation and later demands the money from him. Because he spent the money, Moses is forced to keep Addie with him until he has raised two hundred dollars to give to her. Addie soon learns how Moses makes his money - he finds recently widowed women and visits them pretending to be a Bible salesman who recently sold a Bible to the deceased husband. The widows then pay him for the book. Addie joins in the scam, pretending to be his daughter, which makes the widows more willing to pay (as it makes Moses seem more legitimate). As time passes, Moses and Addie become a formidable team and seem to forget about Addie leaving for her aunt.

As they travel, Moses picks up a stripper named Miss Trixie Delight (Madeline Kahn) and her downtrodden maid Imogene (P.J. Johnson). Although Addie becomes friends with Imogene, she becomes jealous of how Moses begins to focus more and more of his attention to Miss Trixie. When Addie discovers that Moses spent their money on a new car to impress Miss Trixie, she quickly devises a plan to get rid of her, which results in Moses catching Miss Trixie in bed with another man. Devastated, Moses leaves Miss Trixie behind.

The film project was originally associated with John Huston and was to star Paul Newman and his daughter, Nell Potts. However, when Huston left the project, the Newmans became dissociated from the film as well. Peter Bogdanovich had just completed What's Up Doc? and was looking for another project when his ex-wife and frequent collaborator Polly Platt recommended filming Joe David Brown's script for the novel Addie Pray. Bogdanovich, a fan of period films, and having two young daughters of his own, found himself drawn to the story, and selected it as his next film.

At the suggestion of Polly Platt, he approached eight-year-old Tatum O'Neal to audition for the role although she had no acting experience. Bogdanovich had recently worked with Tatum's father Ryan O'Neal on What's Up Doc?, and decided to cast them as the leads.

Various changes were made in adapting the book to film. Addie's age was reduced from twelve to nine to accommodate young Tatum, several events from the book were combined for pacing issues, and the last third of the novel was dropped. The location was also changed from the rural south to midwestern Kansas and Missouri.

Peter Bogdanovich also decided to change the name of the film. While selecting music for the film, he heard the song It's Only a Paper Moon (by Billy Rose, Yip Harburg, and Harold Arlen). Seeking advice from his close friend and mentor Orson Welles, Bogdanovich listed Paper Moon as a possible alternative. Welles responded — "That title is so good, you shouldn't even make the picture, you should just release the title!" Director of photography László Kovács used a red filter on the camera on Welles' advice. Bogdanovich also used deep focus cinematography and extended takes in the film.

Tatum O'Neal won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Addie. She is the youngest winner in the history of the Academy Awards. Madeline Kahn was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress but lost to Tatum that year. Since O'Neal's win, other child actors such as Haley Joel Osment, and Abigail Breslin have gone on to earn nominations, with some, like Anna Paquin, even winning the award.

References to Paper Moon have appeared in several different popular media. In The Great Money Caper, an episode of The Simpsons that shares a similar plot to the movie, it is referred to when Homer Simpson and Bart Simpson try to trick Ned Flanders into receiving a fake Bible by saying that his deceased wife, Maude ordered it before she died. This prompts Ned to say after a few moments, "Wait a minute, this sounds like that movie Paper Moon...". In a parody in Mad Magazine, there is an introductory speech hypothetically delivered by Ryan O'Neal, expressing the magazine's opinion of the movie: that nepotism prompted O'Neal to cast his daughter. The song lyrics for "Sitting on a Paper Moon" by The Pillows from their album White Incarnation are based on the movie.

Paper Moon is often unacknowledged as a road film because of director Peter Bogdanovich's position as a "movie brat". This group of directors sought to create highly valued art films during a time when road films were thought to be lower class cinema. However, Paper Moon is a road movie, and thus falls into certain categories of the road genre. One of these categories is the father-child road film, specifically a father-daughter road film.

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