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Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. This work is copyrighted. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Born to Charles FitzSimons (a Catholic) and Marguerita Lilburn (a Protestant) in Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland not long before partition, the famously red-headed beauty is noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Ranelagh (Irish Raghnallach) is a residential area and township on the southside of Dublin city, Ireland. ... Dublin (Irish Áth Cliath) is the area that contains the City of Dublin, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland; and the counties of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin. ... A red-haired woman at a Renaissance Fair. ... John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was one of the most accomplished American film directors of the 1930s to 1960s, known particularly as a director of the Westerns, although his tributes to the veterans of World War II and Americana are also equally effective. ... U.S. John Wayne stamp from 2004 John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), popularly known as The Duke,[1] was an American film actor whose career began in silent films in the 1920s. ...


She came from a theatrical family and began acting at the age of 14 with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin (Ireland's National Theatre). At the age of 17, after a brief marriage (which was later annulled) to the man who would become the father of British journalist Tina Brown, she was offered a screen test in London. Initially reluctant, she was persuaded to attend. Famed actor Charles Laughton attended the screen test. She performed poorly in the test and returned to Ireland. However, Charles Laughton believed she had "something." Laughton looked at the test again and, while he thought it was awful, he couldn't forget her eyes. He told his business partner he was signing her and sent him the test tape. When he saw the tape, the partner was furious as he believed it was a poor choice. However, he came around when he too found he couldn't forget her eyes. As a result she was offered an initial seven year contract. Her first major film was to be Alfred Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn. A poster for the opening run at the Abbey Theatre from 27 December, 1904 to 3 January, 1905. ... Tina Brown (born Christina Hambley Brown on November 21, 1953, in Maidenhead, England) is a British-born American magazine editor, columnist, and talk-show host. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Charles Laughton as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 - 15 December 1962) was a British-born American stage and film actor. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director and producer, a master of the suspense thriller genre. ... The Jamaica Inn is a Free House on the borders of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. ...


In 1939, she and Laughton went to the U.S. to appear in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This film contains one of her most famous roles, playing Esmeralda alongside Laughton's Quasimodo. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American monochrome motion picture. ... Look up emerald in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Quasimodo as depicted in the 1996 Disney animation The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo is the protagonist of the 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris in French) by French author Victor Hugo. ...


Her mother was a trained opera singer and she herself aspired to a singing career. She sang briefly in How Green Was My Valley and again in The Quiet Man. She starred on Broadway in the musical Christine and released two successful recordings, "Love Letter from Maureen O'Hara" and "Maureen O'Hara Sings her Favorite Irish Songs". During the 1960s she was a sought after guest on musical variety shows appearing with Perry Como, Andy Williams, Betty Grable and Ernie Ford. She is a fluent Irish speaker and used this in her films The Long Gray Line, The Quiet Man and most recently in Only the Lonely. How Green Was My Valley is a novel of 1939, by Richard Llewellyn. ... The Quiet Man was a 1952 American film starring John Wayne, Maureen OHara and Barry Fitzgerald, and directed by John Ford. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Andy Williams This page is about the singer. ... Betty Grable Ruth Elizabeth Betty Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 3, 1973) was an American actress, singer, and pin-up girl whose famous bathing-suit poster was an icon of the World War II era. ... Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), better known by the stage name Tennessee Ernie Ford, was a pioneering U.S. recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country & western, pop, and gospel musical genres. ... The Long Gray Line is a phrase used to describe, as a continuum, all graduates and cadets of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. ... Roy Orbison Only the Lonely is a 1960 American song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. ...


She is one of the most beloved of Hollywood's Golden Age icons, in the company of such screen luminaries as Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and Elizabeth Taylor. Many of her films are considered all-time classics and are traditionally shown on television during the holidays. Once named one of the world's most beautiful women, O'Hara's beautiful face and thick red hair blowing in the wind as she waves from a gate in the John Ford Academy Award winning film How Green Was My Valley will remain one of the most iconic images ever preserved on film. ... The Golden Age by Pietro da Cortona. ... Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) is one of the 20th centurys most famous movie stars, sex symbols and pop icons. ... Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969), born Frances Ethel Gumm, was an American film actress considered by many to be one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film. ... Elizabeth Taylor in 1948 Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (born February 27, 1932) is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning actress. ... John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was one of the most accomplished American film directors of the 1930s to 1960s, known particularly as a director of the Westerns, although his tributes to the veterans of World War II and Americana are also equally effective. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... How Green Was My Valley is a novel of 1939, by Richard Llewellyn. ... The Savior Not Made By Hands (1410s, by Andrei Rublev) An icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, image) is an artistic visual representation or symbol of anything considered holy and divine, such as God, saints or deities. ...


Maureen married Charles Blair in 1968. Blair was a pioneer of transatlatic aviation, a former Brigadier General of the US Air Force and a former Chief Pilot at Pan Am. A few years after her marriage to Blair, O'Hara for the most part retired from acting. According to O'Hara, one day she was with Blair and John Wayne when she was asked if she didn't think it was time for her to stop working and stay at home. Instead of the getting into an argument that O'Hara thought Blair and Wayne were expecting, she agreed that it was time to stop working. Blair later died in 1978 when the engine of a Grumman Goose he was flying from St Croix to St Thomas exploded. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ... U.S. John Wayne stamp from 2004 John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), popularly known as The Duke,[1] was an American film actor whose career began in silent films in the 1920s. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Grumman G-21 Goose amphibious flying boat was designed as a 6-7 seat commuter plane for businessmen in the Long Island area. ... A separate article treats the several rivers known as the St. ... Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. ...


O'Hara remained retired from acting until 1991, when she starred in the movie Only the Lonely. In this role she played Rose Muldoon, the mother of Danny Muldoon, who was played by John Candy. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Orbison Only the Lonely is a 1960 American song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. ... John Candy in the motion picture Brewsters Millions John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ...


For her contributions to the motion picture industry, Maureen O'Hara has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7004 Hollywood Blvd. In 1993, she was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In March 1999 Maureen was selected to be the Grand Marshal of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade after previously being de-selected because she was a divorce√©. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Bronze Wrangler The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum and art gallery, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, housing one of the largest collections of: Western, American cowboy, American rodeo, and American Indian; art, artifacts, and archival materials, in the world. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Capital of the New Century, OKC Location Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A Grand Marshal is a court -, military and/or political office of very high rank. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ... Night view of Taipei City. ... St. ...


In 2004 Maureen O'Hara released her autobiography Tis Herself, published by Simon & Schuster. In the same year she was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish Film and Television Academy in her native Dublin, Ireland. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Autobiography is an account of a persons life written by that person For music albums named Autobiography, see Autobiography (album) An autobiography (from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write) is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled as... Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ... This article is about the city in Ireland. ...


Filmography

1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jamaica Inn is a film was made by Alfred Hitchcock adapted from Daphne du Mauriers popular novel of the same name, in 1939. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American monochrome motion picture. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... How Green Was My Valley is a novel of 1939, by Richard Llewellyn. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... This Land Is Mine is a 1943 war drama set in Nazi-occupied France and directed by Jean Renoir. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... The Spanish Main is a 1945 adventure film starring Maureen OHara and directed by Frank Borzage. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the 1947 film. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart (UK)) is a 1947 film which tells the story of a gentle old man, working as a Santa Claus at Macys department store in New York City, who contends that he really is Kris Kringle. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Sitting Pretty is a 1948 comedy film which tells the story of a family who hires a man with a mysterious past to babysit their children. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Bagdad is a 1949 adventure film starring Maureen OHara, Paul Hubschmid, and Vincent Price. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rio Grande (1950) is the third installment of John Fords cavalry trilogy, following Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Quiet Man was a 1952 American film starring John Wayne, Maureen OHara and Barry Fitzgerald, and directed by John Ford. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Redhead from Wyoming was a 1953 motion picture produced by Universal Studios and starring Maureen OHara and Alex Nichol. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Malaga is a 1954 British film starring Maureen OHara and Macdonald Carey. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lady Godiva by John Collier, ca 1898 Godiva (sometimes Godgifu) (c. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... District or region Lisbon Mayor   - Party Carmona Rodrigues PSD Area 84. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 film about Frank Spig Wead and US Naval Aviation from its inception through World War II. The film is a tribute to Wead from his friend, director John Ford. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Our Man In Havana is a 1958 novel by Graham Greene. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The Parent Trap is the title of a movie by Walt Disney Productions Corporation which was made twice, first in 1961 and a remake made in 1998. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Mr. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western starring John Wayne and Maureen OHara, and loosely based on Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Spencers Mountain is a 1963 family film written, directed, and produced by Delmer Daves from a novel by Earl Hamner. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Rare Breed DVD cover. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Century of Cinema is a 1994 documentary directed by Caroline Thomas about the art of filmmaking (coinciding with cinemas 100th anniversary), containing numerous interviews with some of the most influential characters of the twentieth century. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ...

Television Work

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Christmas Box is an American book written by Richard Paul Evans and self-published in 1993. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

External links

See also: Other notable figures in Western films The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, television stars, video games and production crew personnel. ... Notable figures in Western style motion pictures and/or television series, some of whom have been voted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ...


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Maureen O'Hara Magazine (2792 words)
Maureen's dynamic Irish beauty and persona of womanly strength has made her a role model for women and produced a legacy of all-time classic films.
O'Hara extends her thanks and appreciation but regrets that the task of signing hundreds of photos and bookplates has become so time consuming and taxing that she cannot keep up with the load.
Maureen O'Hara adored this man and appeared on his show October 8, 1959 and again for a TV special, "The Fabulous Fordies" in 1972.
Women Who Inspire Us, Maureen Ohara-Norris (186 words)
At Legato, Maureen successfully grew the engineering organization from 30 to 200 software developers, managing cross-functional development staff including multiple engineering, quality assurance, documentation and sustaining groups.
Previously, Maureen worked at IBM for 14 years in multiple positions of increasing responsibility, beginning her career as a software engineer.
Maureen graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in computer science.
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