Margaret O’Brien is still alive and continues to be recognized for her work as a former child actress. She has made appearances at film festivals and events.
Margaret O’Brien, born Angela Maxine O’Brien on January 15, 1937, gained fame as one of the most popular child actresses in cinema history, especially during the 1940s. Her most notable performance was as “Tootie” in the 1944 film “Meet Me in St. Louis,” alongside Judy Garland, which earned her a special juvenile Academy Award.
After her childhood stardom, O’Brien continued acting into her adult years but never recaptured the same level of fame she experienced as a child. She transitioned to television and stage work, appearing in various guest roles and theatrical productions. Throughout her career, she has also been involved in charitable work and has attended many nostalgia conventions and film festivals, where she meets fans and signs autographs.
In her personal life, O’Brien has been married twice and has one daughter. Despite the natural decline in her acting career, she remains a beloved figure in the history of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and her films continue to be enjoyed by new generations of fans. Her contributions to the film industry have been commemorated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.