Dave O'Brien was an actor and writer from the 1940s through the 1960s. The collection consists of script material for his
work as the head writer for the television series
The Red Skelton Show.
Dave "Tex" O'Brien started his career as dancer in early 1930s musical motion pictures. He is best remembered for his roles
in the Texas Rangers films (1942-1945), his involvement with the Pete Smith shorts at MGM, and his role in Captain Midnight. He became the head writer on the Red Skelton television show, winning an Emmy in 1961. He passed away in CA, ca. 1969.
11 boxes (5.25 linear ft.)
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