Maureen O'Hara

Penwoman / Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress / Actress | * 08/17/1920 († 95, 10/24/2015) | Ranelagh, County Dublin (Ireland)
Maureen O'Hara (née FitzSimons; 17 August 1920 – 24 October 2015) was an Irish-born naturalized American actress and singer, who became successful in Hollywood from the 1940s through to the 1960s. She was a natural redhead who was known for playing passionate but sensible heroines, often in Westerns and adventure films. She worked with director John Ford and long-time friend John Wayne on numerous projects. O'Hara was born into a Catholic family and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She aspired to become an actress from a very young age. She trained with the Rathmines Theatre Company from the age of 10 and at the Abbey Theatre from the age of 14. She was given a screen test, which was deemed unsatisfactory, but Charles Laughton saw potential in her, and arranged for her to co-star with him in Alfred Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn in 1939. She moved to Hollywood the same year to appear with him in the production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and was given a contract by RKO Pictures. From there, she went on to enjoy a long and highly successful career, and acquired the nickname "the Queen of Technicolor". O'Hara appear... ()
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Maureen O'Hara (born MaureenFitzSimons, August 17, 1920 - died October 24, 2015) was a native Irish and naturalized American actress and singer, and a natural redhead, who became successful in Hollywood from the 1940s through to the 1960s. She was known for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. She was one of the longest-lived stars from the "Golden Age" of Hollywood.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Maureen O'Hara

Academy Honorary Award Bambi Award Golden Boot Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Great Immigrants Award Academy Honorary Award
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Movies with Maureen O'Hara as Actress(69)

as Self (archive footage)2009 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
as Helen Parker2000 The Last Dance
as Katherine1998 Cab to Canada
as Mary Parkin1995 The Christmas Box
as Rose Muldoon1991 Only the Lonely
as Ruth Tiflin1973 The Red Pony
as Martha McCandles1971 Big Jake
as Self (1992)1971 Directed by John Ford
as Elsie Waltz1970 How Do I Love Thee?
as Martha Price1966 The Rare Breed
as Katherine Gilhooley McLintock1963 McLintock!
as Olivia Spencer1963 Spencer's Mountain
as Peggy Hobbs1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
as Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick1961 The Parent Trap
as Kit Tilden1961 The Deadly Companions
as Beatrice Severn1960 Our Man in Havana
as Mrs. Miniver1960 Mrs. Miniver
as Min Wead1957 The Wings of Eagles
as Joan Madison1956 Everything But the Truth
as Sylvia Merrill1956 Lisbon
as Lady Godiva1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry
as Mary O'Donnell1955 The Long Gray Line
as Karen Harrison1955 The Magnificent Matador
as Joanna Dana1954 Malaga
as Elaine Corwin1954 War Arrow
as Kate Maxwell1953 The Redhead from Wyoming
as Prudence "Spitfire" Stevens1952 Against All Flags
as Claire - daughter of Athos1952 At Sword's Point
as Mary Kate Danaher1952 The Quiet Man
as Dell McGuire1952 Kangaroo
as Princess Tanya1951 Flame of Araby
as Katie Howard1950 Comanche Territory
as Mrs. Kathleen Yorke1950 Rio Grande
as Gräfin D'Arneau1950 Tripoli
as Princess Marjan1949 Bagdad
as Adelaide 'Addie' Culver1949 The Forbidden Street
as Marian Washburn1949 A Woman's Secret
as Elizabeth Cooper1949 Father Was a Fullback
as Tacey King1948 Sitting Pretty
as Doris Walker1947 Miracle on 34th Street
as Shireen1947 Sinbad the Sailor
as Leslie Hale Wallace1947 The Homestretch
as Odalie D'Arceneaux1947 The Foxes of Harrow
as Katherine 'Kitten' Hilliard1946 Do You Love Me
as Julie Beck Weatherly1946 Sentimental Journey
as Contessa Francesca1945 The Spanish Main
as Louisa Frederici1944 Buffalo Bill
as Louise Martin1943 This Land Is Mine
as Toni Donne1943 The Fallen Sparrow
as Valentine Lee1943 Immortal Sergeant
as Lady Margaret Denby1942 The Black Swan
as Mary Carter1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
as Carolyn Bainbridge1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
as Lolita O'Shea1941 They Met in Argentina
as Angharad Morgan1941 How Green Was My Valley
as Judy O'Brien1940 Dance, Girl, Dance
as Sydney Fairfield1940 A Bill of Divorcement
as Mary Yellan1939 Jamaica Inn
as Secretary1938 Kicking the Moon Around
as Eileen O'Shea1938 My Irish Molly

TV Shows/Series with Maureen O'Hara as Actress(11)

as herself2001 Richard & Judy
as Susanna Cibber1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as herself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Self (archive footage)1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

Full Name: Maureen FitzSimons
Born: Tuesday, 08/17 1920 (August) in Ranelagh, County Dublin (Ireland)
Died: Saturday, 10/24 2015 (October) in Boise (aged: 95)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Charles F. Blair, Jr., Will Price, George H. Brown
Children: Bronwyn FitzSimons
Other names for Maureen O'Hara (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Maureen FitzSimons"
"Maureen O’Hara"
Maureen O'Hara frequently works together with these people:
Maurice Evans (14x, Actor)
John Ford (12x, Crew)
Darryl F. Zanuck (12x, Crew)
Julie Harris (11x, Actress)
Thomas Little (11x, Crew)
Edward Stevenson (10x, Crew)
Charlton Heston (9x, Actor)
Art Carney (9x, Actor)
Darrell Silvera (9x, Crew)
John Wayne (8x, Actor)
Alfred Newman (8x, Crew)
Bud Westmore (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9809, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/07/2024