J. Pat O'Malley
1929 to 1985
March 15, 1904
February 27, 1985
Burnley, England, United Kingdom
James Patrick O'Malley (15 March 1904 in Burnley, Lancashire - 27 February 1985) was an English singer and character actor, who appeared in many American films and television programmes from the 1940s to 1982, using the stage name J. Pat O'Malley. He also appeared on the Broadway stage in Ten Little Indians (1944) and Dial M for Murder. A New York Times drama critic praised O'Malley's performance in Ten Little Indians, calling him "a rara avis, a comedian who does not gauge the success of his efforts by the number of laughs he induces at each performance".