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U.S. Actor Ryan O’Neal, Star Of "Love Story," Dies At 82

Ryan O’Neal, a leading star in Hollywood in the 1970s known for iconic films such as Love Story and Paper Moon, has died, according to a series of emotional posts from his son Patrick O’Neal.


O’Neal made his way as an actor by starring in various US television shows in the 1960s. He was a guest actor on shows like “The Untouchables,” “General Electric Theater,” “Leave It to Beaver” and more. I Photo: Wikimedia Commons



He was 82, Jenna Amatulli reported for The Guardian.


O’Neal made his way as an actor by starring in various US television shows in the 1960s. He was a guest actor on shows like “The Untouchables,” “General Electric Theater,” “Leave It to Beaver” and more.



He went on to be a regular on NBC’s Empire and later the primetime serial drama Peyton Place. He catapulted to global fame in 1970 upon starring opposite Ali MacGraw in Arthur Hiller’s “Love Story,” a film that nabbed him Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.


After Love Story, O’Neal starred opposite Barbra Streisand in What’s Up, Doc? and The Main Event.


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Between those films, he made a splash alongside his then 9-year-old daughter, Tatum O’Neal, in the 1973 film Paper Moon, again earning a Golden Globe nomination.


He played the lead in Stanley Kubrick‘s Barry Lyndon in 1975 and starred in many other films throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s, and well into the aughts.


In his personal life, O’Neal was married to and divorced from actresses Joanna Moore and Leigh Taylor-Young, with whom he starred in Peyton Place.


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He later had a three-decade-long, on-and-off relationship with Farrah Fawcett of Charlie’s Angels. The pair were together upon her death in 2009.


O’Neal was the father to four children: Tatum O’Neal and Griffin O’Neal, whom he had with his first wife, Moore; Patrick O’Neal with his second wife, Taylor-Young and Redmond James Fawcett O’Neal with his longtime partner Fawcett.




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