Actor, Ryan O’Neal, star of ‘Peyton Place’ and ‘Love Story,’ dies at 82

Actor, Ryan O’Neal, star of ‘Peyton Place’ and ‘Love Story,’ dies at 82

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Ryan O’Neal, an Oscar-nominated actor who starred within the cleaning soap opera Peyton Place and the Seventies movies Paper Moon and What’s Up, Doc?, died on Friday, December 8, on the age of 82. His loss of life was confirmed by his son in a publish on social media.

“My dad handed away peacefully at the moment, together with his loving staff by his facet supporting him and loving him as he would us,” Patrick O’Neal wrote on Instagram. “My father Ryan O’Neal has at all times been my hero. I regarded as much as him and he was at all times larger than life.”

His son didn’t checklist a explanation for loss of life.

Ryan O’Neal’s star rose in 1964 after touchdown his breakout function as Rodney Harrington within the ABC nighttime cleaning soap Peyton Place. O’Neal was referred to as a heartthrob, particularly from his flip within the 1970 field workplace hit Love Story, for which he earned his Oscar nomination.

Within the 1973 hit Paper Moon, O’Neal performed a Melancholy-era con artist alongside his real-life daughter Tatum O’Neal, a job that received her an Academy Award for Greatest Supporting Actress at age 10. His different notable film roles embody Barry Lyndon, A Bridge Too Far and The Driver.

He was born into the enterprise because the son of screenwriter Charles “Blackie” O’Neal and actress Patricia O’Callaghan, in line with the biography web page on his web site.

Earlier than turning to appearing, the Los Angeles native educated to turn into an expert boxer. He competed in two Golden Gloves championships in 1956 and 1957. He parlayed his athleticism right into a stuntman function on the TV sequence Tales of the Vikings, his first on-screen job.

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