Skip to comments.Milo O’Shea, an Actor of the Stage and Screen, Dies at 86
Posted on 04/04/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT by EveningStar
Milo OShea, an Irish character actor recognizable by his black bushy eyebrows, tumble of white hair and impish smile whose films included Ulysses, Barbarella and The Verdict, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 86.
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I didn’t recognize the name, but immediately recognized the face. One of those character actors who was in so many tv shows. May he RIP.
RIP, Duran(d) Duran(d).
Wow, another actor I could have sworn would have been dead already, just passing away.
BTW, is Abe Vigoda still alive?
Did he say where his pot of gold was buried before he went?
Yep, Abe’s still with us. I think he’s mostly retired now, but he’s still kicking.
Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead, however.
/70’s era Saturday Night Live.
Loved him in “The Verdict”.
I was amazed to hear that Hal Holbrook is still alive. Will be doing his characterization of Mark Twain near here at Evansville.
May have to make time to go down and see that.
First time I saw O’Shea was in a BBC sitcom called “My Mammy.” This was in about 1969 or 1970. Guy was very funny. RIP, Squire.
I remember him in a strange movie called The Adding Machine, with Phyllis Diller.
He killed his Boss with the Letter Spike.
Roger Ebert will also not be down for breakfast.
Wasn’t he great as the villainous judge in The Verdict? I love that movie.
I had the pleasure of seeing Milo in the original production of “Mass Appeal” with Eric Roberts (Julia’s brother) at the Manhattan Theatre Club. A wonderful performance!
The Adding Machine! A play by Elmer Rice. Actually, it’s a pretty good play. Needs a revival! RIP, Milo!
He lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and I would occasionally see him. He was sick for a very long time, poor man.
Yes he is.
The Verdict is great! Loved when Paul Newman says over and over ‘this is the case,there are no other cases...’ and also
when he lands a solid punch on Charlotte Ramplings face. WOW!
Mr O’shea was a great character actor. Thanks and RIP.
He was kind of Newman’s nemesis, but I always interpreted the ending as somewhat of a redemption for Judge Hoyle (O’Shea). He allowed the testimony of Newman’s witness, knowing it would sway the jury, because he was beginning to have doubts about the defense’s case. He went through the motions of upholding the defense objections and “warning” the jury not to give the testimony any credit, but he knew they had heard it and would not be able to ignore it in good conscience.