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(Actress) - Ode to Billy Joe
Glynnis Mary O'Connor
November 19, 1955 in Merrick, Long Island, New York, USA
Claim To Fame:
Glynnis O'Connor is an American actress of television, film, radio, and theater. She's best known for co-starring with Robby Benson in the films Jeremy (1973) and Ode to Billy Joe (1976), and co-starred with John Travolta in the 1976 made-for-TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.
Is married to Douglas Stern, and they have two daughters together, Lindsay and Hana.
She's the daughter of actress Lenka Peterson and film producer Daniel Patrick O'Connor.
Sister of Darren O'Connor.
First gained wide attention with leading roles in the television version of Our Town and in the short-lived series Sons and Daughters.
In 1973, O'Connor sang the title song for the film Jeremy in which she also co-starred with
In 1974, she starred in the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre production of "Ring of Roses".
Co-starred with John Travolta in the 1976 made-for-television movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.
Also in 1976, she portrayed Bobbie Lee Hartley, co-starring again with
, in the film Ode to Billy Joe, a tragic romance produced and directed by
Max Baer Jr.
, of Beverly Hillbillies fame.
In 1984, O'Connor starred as Leola Mae Harmon in the biographical made-for-TV movie Why Me?, about United States Air Force nurse Harmon's trauma and series of facial reconstruction surgeries after a horrifying car accident.
O'Connor played defense attorney Anne Paulsen in five episodes, from 1998 through 2004, on the television series Law & Order.
Where Are They Now:
O'Connor's most recent credit was for a role in the very well-received Hulu Original Series Dopesick back in 2021. Could O'Connor be ready to retire from the arts or is she looking for another great role to sink her teeth into? Hopefully, we will all see her again on the screen real soon.
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