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Maureen O'Hara

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Biography

O'Hara at the 2014 TCM Film Festival

Source: Wikipedia

Maureen O'Hara (born 17 August 1920) is an Irish-American film actress and singer. She was first educated at the John Street West Girls' School near Thomas Street in Dublin's Liberties Area. From the age of 6–17 she trained in drama, music and dance, and at the age of 10 joined the Rathmines Theatre Company and worked in amateur theatre in the evenings, after her lessons. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, 'Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and was a New York Times Bestseller. She is one of the last living actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Fact file

  • Born: Maureen FitzSimons 17 August 1920 (age 94) Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
  • Occupation: Actress/singer
  • Years active: 1938–1973 1991–2000
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Spouse(s): George H. Brown (m. 1939–41; annulled) Will Price (m. 1941–53; divorced) Charles F. Blair, Jr. (m. 1968–78; his death)
  • Children: Bronwyn FitzSimons Price (b. 1944)

Read more about Maureen O'Hara at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Hollywood turns out for Academy's Governors Awards honorees
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-11-09 16:09:00
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences went global with its honorary Governors Awards on Saturday evening in Hollywood, paying tribute to three movie legends — Irish-born actress Maureen O'Hara, Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere...

Belafonte handed honorary Oscar
BBC Entertainment, 2014-11-09 11:43:39
Harry Belafonte is among four cinematic veterans honoured at the Governor's Awards, alongside Maureen O'Hara, Hayao Miyazak and Jean-Claude Carriere.

Belafonte urges Hollywood to be a 'game-changer'
USA Today Movies, 2014-11-09 09:43:16
Harry Belafonte and Maureen O'Hara received honorary Oscars at the 2014 Governors Awards.         

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