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The film was a smash hit and landed O'Neal an Oscar nomination.Two more starring roles followed this success but it was not until he played an uptight professor who finds himself beleaguered by a free-spirited, love-struck Barbra Streisand in Peter Bogdanovich's (1979) which reteamed him with Streisand.Earning a reputation early on for a heavy dating schedule, O’Neal was linked with some of the hottest ladies of the big and small screen, including Mick Jagger’s former wife, Bianca Jagger, fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, Diana Ross, and co-star Barbra Streisand.His close friendship with Lee Majors (of (ABC, 1974-78) fame) unsurprisingly fizzled once O’Neal began dating Majors’ ex, Fawcett, in a very public relationship that would last 17 years.The series was an instant hit and boosted O'Neal's career.
He was born Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, the eldest son of actress Patricia (née O'Callaghan) and novelist/screenwriter Charles "Blackie" O'Neal. His maternal grandfather was Irish and his maternal grandmother was a Russian Jew.
Before becoming an actor, O'Neal was a lifeguard and an amateur boxer who was a one-time Golden Gloves contender.