Born in Wisconsin on Oct. 18, 1904. By the 1920s O'Dea had settled in Los Angeles. He worked as an artist for various movie studios until the outbreak of World War Two. He died in Los Angeles in September 1968. Exh: Pasadena Art Inst., 1928.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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