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Damian O'Flynn

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Damian O'Flynn
Born(1907-01-29)January 29, 1907
DiedAugust 8, 1982(1982-08-08) (aged 75)
Years active1937–1969

Damian O'Flynn (January 29, 1907 – August 8, 1982) was an Irish-American actor of film and television originally from Boston, Massachusetts.[1]


O'Flynn made his screen debut in Marked Woman (1937), after which he was a freelance player for such studios as Warner Brothers, Paramount, and RKO Pictures. While serving in World War II, he was cast with several other actors-in-uniform in Winged Victory, a production of 20th Century Fox.

O'Flynn appeared in many western films and television series. He was cast with Ben Cooper in Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963) and had a bit part in The Far Country (1954) with Jimmy Stewart and Walter Brennan . He appeared in two secondary roles in sixty episodes of the American Broadcasting Company/Desilu series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role of Marshal Wyatt Earp. When the series was set in Dodge City, Kansas, O'Flynn played Judge Tobin; when the locale was moved to Tombstone, Arizona, he became Dr. Goodfellow.[2]

In the "Frontier Surgeon" (January 19, 1960) episode of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Dr. Goodfellow must obtain a truce with Marshal Earp who is apprehending a wounded outlaw. The man will die if moved after surgery, but he does not wait the three days to recuperate out of distrust of Earp and the protection of the $15,000 loot he and his gang have taken from Wells Fargo.[3]

In addition to his work in westerns, O'Flynn guest-starred in two episodes of the CBS situation comedy Mr. Adams and Eve in 1957–1958.[4]

O'Flynn's acting career ended in 1969, and he died in 1982 in Los Angeles, California.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Damian O'Flynn". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "About This Person: Damian O'Flynn, 2010". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2014. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  3. ^ ""Frontier Surgeon", January 19, 1960". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  4. ^ The Classic TV Archive Mr. Adams and Eve (1957-58) Accessed 12 June 2021
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