Dave O'Brien

Dave O'Brien
Film: North side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Actor | Director | Writer
Born David Poole Fronabarger on May 31, 1912 in Big Spring, Texas
Died Nov. 8, 1969 of heart attack in Catalina Island, Calif.

Dave O'Brien was an actor, writer and director who appeared as the "Bungler" in Pete Smith's two-reel essays.

He made his motion picture debut at Paramount Studios in 1933, and later directed pilot films for CBS. At the time of his death in 1969, he was the senior writer for the "Red Skelton Show."

O'Brien also starred as an energetic marijuana addict in 1936's "Tell Your Children," which was later reissued under the title "Reefer Madness," becoming a campy classic.

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