Michael O'Shea

Birth Name:
Edward Francis Michael Patrick Joseph O'Shea
Birth Date:
March 17, 1906
Birth Place:
Hartford, Connecticut
Death Date:
December 4, 1973
Place of Death:
Dallas, Texas
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Michael O'Shea was a talented actor who appeared in feature films and later in television and whose career spanned the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Some of his most memoriable roles included the leading man opposite Barbara Stanwyck Lady of Burlesque (1943), the title role in the biopic Jack London (1943), The Eve of St. Mark (1944), Something for the Boys (1944), the lead in Man from Frisco (1944), and a musical, Something for the Boys (1944), with Carmen Miranda. The next year O'Shea then went into It's a Pleasure! (1945), playing a hockey star who marries figure skater Sonja Henie. And if you look hard enough, you might spot him as a guest star in one episode of the television police drama Adam-12. He is was also married to actress Viriginia Mayo up until the time of his passing.

Fun Fact

In August of 1959, he was arrested after brandishing a pistol in a Philadelphia restaurant following an argument between his wife and another customer over the air conditioning.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park

5600 Lindero Canyon Road

Westlake Village, California, 91362


North America


Map of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, California
Map of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, California

Grave Location:

Garden of Gethsemane, Plot 313

Grave Location Description

From the main entrance, turn right at the first street. Park at first trash can on your left and walk uphill past the first tree, continue 9 rows uphill, 5 markers to the left for the final resting place of both Michael O’Shea and his wife actress Virginia Mayo.

Grave Location GPS

34.15147042824874, -118.80016411238903

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