The intense and disastrous love life of Ryan O'Neil: From Farrah Fawcett to Joanna Moore

The Californian actor Ryan O'Neal, known for his leading role in Love Story, died this Friday, at the age of 82, at his home in Los Angeles, as announced by his son Patrick through social networks.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
08 December 2023 Friday 03:47
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The intense and disastrous love life of Ryan O'Neil: From Farrah Fawcett to Joanna Moore

The Californian actor Ryan O'Neal, known for his leading role in Love Story, died this Friday, at the age of 82, at his home in Los Angeles, as announced by his son Patrick through social networks.

The Californian performer, of Irish descent, was one of the 'heartthrob' actors of the 1970s, and who also stood out for his participation in films such as 'Barry Lyndon' or 'What's wrong doctor' alongside Barbra Streisand, with which worked on more than one occasion.

His complicated character, combined with his growing controversies, caused his peak in the 1970s to decline in the 1980s until jobs in Hollywood were scarce for him who was one of the handsome men of American cinema, who even had an offer to work. for the Spanish director Fernando Trueba and which he rejected.

However, his long list of romantic relationships was one of his best-known aspects, a story that began at the age of 20 when he married actress Joana Moore while she was pregnant with her daughter Tatum O'Neal (1963), and at which Griffin would join just a year later (1964).

In 1967 he divorced and Ryan O' Neal was left with custody of his children due to his ex-wife's history of addictions and alcohol, which also existed in him but was of a lesser degree. Just a few months later, the actor remarried another colleague, Leigh Taylor-Young, with whom he had his third child, Patrick.

However, the great love of the protagonist of Love Story was Farrah Fawcett, whom he met while she was married to his friend Lee Majors and who asked him to take her to dinner while he was away to prevent her from getting bored. From there was born the story of both of them, which in 1979 went through marriage and which ended in 1997, when the actress discovered him being unfaithful.

The love between the two was stronger and Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, who had a son together, Redmond (1985), and did not separate until the actress' death in 2009 due to cancer, which plunged her into a family drama for the interpreter, who claimed not to speak with his daughter Tatum, but who in 2020 appeared in the family snapshot that his grandson Sean shared through Instagram in which the protagonist of Love Story appeared with all his children.