Glynnis O'Connor

Glynnis O'Connor (born November 19, 1955) is an American actress, perhaps best-known for her work in the mid-1970s, including her lead actress roles in the TV version of Our Town and the films Ode to Billy Joe and Jeremy, all of which co-starred Robby Benson. O'Connor was born in New York City, the daughter of stage, film and TV actress Lenka Peterson and Daniel O'Connor, a film producer. She appeared in the 1976 tearjerker, the John Travolta - Diana Hyland feature film, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. As of the late 1990s and continuing into 2004, she has had a recurring role as Anne Paulsen on Law & Order. In 2007, she starred in the independent feature film "P.J.", co-starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore and Robert Picardo, and is also appearing in the film Our Last Days as Children. One of O'Connor's four brothers is director Brian O'Connor. She is presently married to Douglas Stern and has two daughters, Lindsay and Hana Stern.

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New Best Friend (2002)

Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into Hadley's clique ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zoe Clarke-Williams
CAST:  Mia Kirshner  •  Meredith Monroe  •  Dominique Swain  •  Scott Bairstow

Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into Hadley's clique ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zoe Clarke-Williams
CAST:  Mia Kirshner  •  Meredith Monroe  •  Dominique Swain  •  Scott Bairstow

Too Good to Be True (1988)

A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Patrick Duffy  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Larry Drake

A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Patrick Duffy  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Larry Drake

Johnny Dangerously (1984)

An honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Peter Boyle  •  Griffin Dunne  •  Marilu Henner

An honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Peter Boyle  •  Griffin Dunne  •  Marilu Henner

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system. As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Robert Reed  •  Diana Hyland

Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system. As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Robert Reed  •  Diana Hyland

Ode to Billy Joe (1976)

Set in sultry 1950s Mississippi, two teenagers grapple with surging hormones and the enticing promise of love, unknowing of the tragedy that looms ahead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Baer Jr.
CAST:  Robby Benson  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Joan Hotchkis  •  Terrance Goodman

Set in sultry 1950s Mississippi, two teenagers grapple with surging hormones and the enticing promise of love, unknowing of the tragedy that looms ahead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Baer Jr.
CAST:  Robby Benson  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Joan Hotchkis  •  Terrance Goodman

Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980)

A small-town star helps a young apprentice land the girl of his dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Frank Langella  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Tom Hulce  •  Jerry Stiller

A small-town star helps a young apprentice land the girl of his dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Frank Langella  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Tom Hulce  •  Jerry Stiller

P.J. (2008)

Traumatized and suffering from amnesia after witnessing a terrible accident, a man who calls himself P.J. is admitted to a hospital, where psychiatrist Alan Shearson tries to get him on the path to recovery. But Dr. Shearson's boss wants to hand over the patient to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russ Emanuel
CAST:  John Heard  •  Howard Nash  •  Vincent Pastore  •  Patricia Rae

Traumatized and suffering from amnesia after witnessing a terrible accident, a man who calls himself P.J. is admitted to a hospital, where psychiatrist Alan Shearson tries to get him on the path to recovery. But Dr. Shearson's boss wants to hand over the patient to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russ Emanuel
CAST:  John Heard  •  Howard Nash  •  Vincent Pastore  •  Patricia Rae

Baby Blue Marine (1976)

A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A small Colorado town takes him in, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John D. Hancock
CAST:  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Richard Gere  •  Bert Remsen

A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A small Colorado town takes him in, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John D. Hancock
CAST:  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Richard Gere  •  Bert Remsen

Little Mo (1978)

Biopic about tennis great Maureen Connolly who, as a teenager, was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of Tennis, became world-renowned as "Little Mo," and died of cancer in 1969 at the age of 34.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Haller
CAST:  Michael Learned  •  Anne Baxter  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Claude Akins

Biopic about tennis great Maureen Connolly who, as a teenager, was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of Tennis, became world-renowned as "Little Mo," and died of cancer in 1969 at the age of 34.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Haller
CAST:  Michael Learned  •  Anne Baxter  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Claude Akins

Past the Bleachers (1995)

Bill and his wife have recently had to live through a tragedy. When Bill decides to coach a little league baseball team, he meets a young mute boy named Lucky, who may be just what the team needs in order to win. A very mysterious child, Lucky helps heal the wounds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Switzer
CAST:  Richard Dean Anderson  •  Barnard Hughes  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Ken Jenkins

Bill and his wife have recently had to live through a tragedy. When Bill decides to coach a little league baseball team, he meets a young mute boy named Lucky, who may be just what the team needs in order to win. A very mysterious child, Lucky helps heal the wounds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Switzer
CAST:  Richard Dean Anderson  •  Barnard Hughes  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Ken Jenkins

Why Me? (1984)

An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Armand Assante  •  Craig Wasson  •  Annie Potts

An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Armand Assante  •  Craig Wasson  •  Annie Potts

Nightmare in the Daylight (1992)

A married Wisconsin teacher fears a Los Angeles lawyer who has mistaken her for his long-lost wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lou Antonio
CAST:  Jaclyn Smith  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Tom Mason  •  Glynnis O'Connor

A married Wisconsin teacher fears a Los Angeles lawyer who has mistaken her for his long-lost wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lou Antonio
CAST:  Jaclyn Smith  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Tom Mason  •  Glynnis O'Connor

Someone I Touched (1975)

A woman learns that her husband has been unfaithful and that he has acquired a venereal disease. Then she learns that, after years of trying, she is finally pregnant  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lou Antonio
CAST:  Cloris Leachman  •  James Olson  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Andrew Robinson

A woman learns that her husband has been unfaithful and that he has acquired a venereal disease. Then she learns that, after years of trying, she is finally pregnant  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lou Antonio
CAST:  Cloris Leachman  •  James Olson  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Andrew Robinson

To Heal a Nation (1988)

The true story of Jan Scruggs, an embittered Vietnam veteran who returns from the war a broken man. However, with the help of his loving wife Becky, he begins to find a new life for himself, and a personal goal when he agrees to begin a determined campaign to raise ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Eric Roberts  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Marshall Colt  •  Scott Paulin

The true story of Jan Scruggs, an embittered Vietnam veteran who returns from the war a broken man. However, with the help of his loving wife Becky, he begins to find a new life for himself, and a personal goal when he agrees to begin a determined campaign to raise ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Eric Roberts  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Marshall Colt  •  Scott Paulin

The Deliberate Stranger (1986)

Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Ted Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the cooperation of a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Mark Harmon  •  Frederic Forrest  •  George Grizzard  •  Ben Masters

Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Ted Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the cooperation of a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Mark Harmon  •  Frederic Forrest  •  George Grizzard  •  Ben Masters

Summer of Fear (1996)

The presence of a malicious stranger threatens to destroy the peace and harmony of a vacationing executive's family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Robe
CAST:  Gregory Harrison  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Lee Garlington  •  David Gallagher

The presence of a malicious stranger threatens to destroy the peace and harmony of a vacationing executive's family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Robe
CAST:  Gregory Harrison  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Lee Garlington  •  David Gallagher

Ellen Foster (1997)

After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Julie Harris  •  Ted Levine  •  Glynnis O'Connor

After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Julie Harris  •  Ted Levine  •  Glynnis O'Connor

A Conspiracy of Love (1987)

A woman's husband apparently has deserted her and their daughter. So she decides to get on with her life which might include dissolving their union and seeing someone else. However, her in-laws, her husband's parents feel that she's acting very hastily, so she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Elizabeth Wilson  •  Robert Young  •  Glynnis O'Connor

A woman's husband apparently has deserted her and their daughter. So she decides to get on with her life which might include dissolving their union and seeing someone else. However, her in-laws, her husband's parents feel that she's acting very hastily, so she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Elizabeth Wilson  •  Robert Young  •  Glynnis O'Connor

Buana (1981)

A college professor, his wife, and daughter go the the wilds of Africa to live, and study the rare white lions of the region.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  Michael York  •  Glynnis O'Connor

A college professor, his wife, and daughter go the the wilds of Africa to live, and study the rare white lions of the region.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  Michael York  •  Glynnis O'Connor

Melanie (1982)

A backwoods, illiterate young woman from Arkansas battles to regain custody of her son from her estranged husband who feels she is an unfit mother. In the process, she falls in love with a struggling musician who helps her cause.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rex Bromfield
CAST:  Burton Cummings  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Don Johnson  •  Donann Cavin

A backwoods, illiterate young woman from Arkansas battles to regain custody of her son from her estranged husband who feels she is an unfit mother. In the process, she falls in love with a struggling musician who helps her cause.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rex Bromfield
CAST:  Burton Cummings  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Don Johnson  •  Donann Cavin
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