Maureen O'Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons; 17 August 1920 – 24 October 2015) was an Irish actress and singer.She was a famous redhead who was known for playing passionate, but sensible heroines, often in westerns and adventure films.
In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits.
Oct 24, 2015 · Who Was Maureen O'Hara? Maureen O'Hara was a Hollywood actress who was paired with Hollywood's leading men in such swashbucklers as Sinbad the Sailor and The Black Swan. O'Hara went on to further...
- August 17, 1920
- October 24, 2015
Famous actress and one of the most sensual and fierce-looking actresses of all time, Maureen O Hara was born on August 17, 1920. O Hara was born in Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland, and at the time of her death, she was 95 years old. Throughout her years of living, Maureen always worked very hard.
Oct 20, 2020 · Maureen O’Hara, byname of Maureen FitzSimons, (born August 17, 1920, Rathmines and Rathgar township, County Dublin, Ireland—died October 24, 2015, Boise, Idaho, U.S.), Irish-American actress known for her portrayals of willful women.
Maureen was the second of six FitzSimons children - Peggy, Florrie, Charles B. Fitzsimons, Margot Fitzsimons and James O'Hara completed this beautiful family. Maureen loved playing rough athletic games as a child and excelled in sports. She combined this interest with an equally natural gift for performing.
Maureen O’Hara planned to live out her final years in her birthplace of Ireland. However, in 2012, she made headlines for accusing her friend of 35 years of elder abuse and the mishandling of her finances. She moved to Boise, Idaho to spend time with her family.
- 17 Aug 1920, Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland
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- 24 Oct 2015 (aged 95), Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Aug 11, 2020 · Maureen O'Hara's marriages At the time of the Confidential story, O'Hara already had two marriages to her credit. One with George Brown - the father of the famed magazine editor Tina Brown - who...
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Dec 17, 2019 · Irish movie legend Maureen O’Hara is one of only three people to have known one of the great secrets of the golden age of Hollywood. It involved a famous scene at the end of the iconic 1952 movie The Quiet Man.
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Television movie. With Henry Fonda. O'Hara: "I received a lovely letter from actress Shirley Booth telling me that the scene with my son upstairs was one of the very best she had ever seen on film." O'Hara did not make another film until Only the Lonely. 1976 An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne: Herself TV Movie Documentary. 1984 The Hollywood ...YearFilmRoleNotes1938Kicking the Moon AroundSecretary"Harry Richman was at Elstree and introduced me to the film's director, Walter Forde. Forde asked me if I would deliver a line in the movie. I was not a cast member and do not consider Kicking the Moon Around part of my official filmography. I only agreed to deliver the line as a favor to Harry Richman for his having helped me with my screen test."1938My Irish MollyEileen O'Shea"Laughton arranged for me to make my first picture, a low budget musical called My Irish Molly. It's the only picture that I made under my real name, Maureen FitzSimons. I was to play a young woman named Eiléen O'Shea who helps rescue a little orphan named Molly. Laughton wanted me to become more comfortable with both being on a movie set and being in front of the camera."1939Jamaica InnMary Yellen"My character was the innkeeper's niece, the heroine who is torn between the love of her family and her love for a lawman in disguise." Laughton decided that the actress's name had to be changed since it was 'too long for the marquee' and gave her the choice between O'Mara and O'Hara. Since she rejected both he dismissed her protest and himself decided on O'Hara. O'Hara liked Hitchcock and wrote later that she "never experienced the strange feeling of detachment with Hitchcock that many other actors claimed to have felt while working with him."1939The Hunchback of Notre DameEsmeralda"We began filming out in the San Fernando Valley... unfortunately, Los Angeles was having the hottest summer in its history, and I knew from day one that it was going to be a physically demanding shoot, especially taxing on Laughton because of the heavy makeup and costume requirements for Quasimodo. When I saw Laughton for the first time made up as Quasimodo, I almost fell over. I took one look at him and gasped, "Good God, Charles. Is that really you?" He answered me with a wink and then limped off."