Frail, delicate, demure, she manifested strength
in William Wyler's Academy Award winning
motion picture The Best Years of Our Lives.
She married William Wyler's older brother,
Robert, took ill and died at age 46 on the
date of their 22nd wedding anniversary.
Who was this great actress?
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delicate yet strong and resilient... deep and
soulful, wistful, restless, complex,
that come to mind when I think
about Cathy O'Donnell, one
of my favorite actresses.
Cathy had a memorable role in
The Best Years of Our Lives and
appeared in seven Film Noir pictures
including Bury Me Dead, The Amazing
Mr. X and They Live By Night.
They Live By Night (1949)
Directed by Nicholas Ray.
Starring Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell.
Cathy also starred in one of my favorite
horror movies, Terror in the Haunted House
aka My World Dies Screaming.
the melancholy baby of Film Noir. I choose to
remember Cathy as a spirit of goodness in a
troubled and sometimes evil world, a candle