Maureen O’Hara was an actress and singer who was a native of Dublin, Ireland. She became famous for her starring roles in films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Quiet Man. During her long and successful career she worked with some of the most famous actors in Hollywood. O’Hara was presented with an Honorary Academy Award in November 2014.
Maureen O’Hara was born Maureen FitzSimons in Ranelagh, Dublin in 1920. She was educated locally and began her acting career as a child. She joined the Abbey Theatre at the age of 14 and played her first major film role in ‘Jamaica Inn’ in 1939. The film co-starred Charles Laughton and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
During her career Maureen O’Hara starred in films such as How Green Was My Valley (1941), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), The Quiet Man (1952), The Parent Trap (1961) and McLintock! (1963). She appeared in several movies with John Wayne and made her final film, Big Jake, with him in 1971. She continued to make films and appear on television until 2010. Her final film, ‘Only the Lonely’, in which O’Hara starred with John Candy was released in 1991.
Maureen O’Hara, actress and Hollywood star was born in Dublin in the year 1920 On This Day.
The Quiet Man