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O. Henry

Name at birth: William Sydney PorterO. Henry was the pseudonym of William Sydney Porter, who wrote colorful short stories with surprising and ironic twists. His best-known titles included "The Last of…

David O. Russell

David O. Russell is an American film director whose varied films include Flirting with Disaster (1996), The Fighter (2010) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Known as what some might call the "fussy…

O. S. Ozzie Williams

O. S. “Ozzie” Williamsaeronautical engineerBorn: 1921 After earning a B.S. and an M.S. in aeronautical engineering, O. S. “Ozzie” Williams became the first African Amer…

David O. Selznick

David O. SelznickproducerBorn: 5/10/1902Birthplace: Pittsburgh Hollywood producer and magnate who was the driving force behind Gone With the Wind (1939). After working for Paramount, RKO, and …

Arnold O. Beckman

Arnold O. BeckmanBorn: 1900Birthplace: Cullom, Ill. Apparatus for testing acidity—Beckman founded Beckman Instruments, Inc. in 1935 with the development of a pH meter for measuring acidi…

Charles O. Finley

Charles O. FinleyBorn: Feb. 22, 1918Baseball owner moved KC A's to Oakland in 1968; won 3 straight World Series from 1972-74; also owned teams in NHL and ABA. Died: Feb, 19, 1997Rollie Fingers…

John O. Brennan

Name at birth: James Owen BrennanJohn O. Brennan was appointed to be the director of the Central Intelligence Agency by President Barack Obama, and confirmed by the United States Senate on 8 March 201…

George O. Petrie

George O. PetrieactorBorn: 1912?Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut Petrie (who sometimes used his middle initial, and sometimes not) began his career as a stage actor in the 1930s and became a…

Patsy O. Sherman

Patsy O. ShermanBorn: 1930Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn. Stain blocker for fabric (Scotchgard™)—Chemist Patsy Sherman discovered an oil- and water-resistant fabric treatment quite …