Milestones: May 20, 1985

DIED. Edmond O'Brien, 69, stocky, heavy-jowled, Academy Award-winning actor who played tough guys in such film noir classics as The Killers (1946), A Double Life (1948) and D.O.A. (1950), and who later had memorable character roles in Seven Days in May (1964) and The Wild Bunch (1969); of Alzheimer's disease; in Inglewood, Calif. He won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his portrayal of a sycophantic Hollywood press agent in 1954's The Barefoot Contessa.

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