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Gavin O'Connor

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Birth Name: Gavin O'Connor
Born: 1964
Birth Place: Long Island, New York, USA

O'Connor and then wife Angela Shelton conceived a project that would survive their brief marriage. Shelton's memoir of her childhood experiences on the road with her serial-marrying mom resonated with O'Connor, himself the product of a broken home, so the pair co-wrote "Tumbleweeds" (1999, executive produced by Demme), focusing on the period when the pre-teen daughter was on the cusp of young womanhood. Once he saw the Tony-winning British actress Janet McTeer on Charlie Rose's show in 1997, he knew he had found the mother, and he stuck by her, even though it meant funding the shoot himself when potential financiers balked at her anonymity. Despite limited rehearsal time, O'Connor rapidly de... Continue Bio >>




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