Maureen O'Hara (I) (1920–2015)


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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. Maureen made her entrance into this caring haven on August 17,... See full bio »

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(age 95) in Boise, Idaho, USA

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Known For

The Quiet Man Mary Kate Danaher
(1952)
Miracle on 34th Street Doris Walker
(1947)
The Parent Trap Maggie McKendrick
(1961)
Bagdad Princess Marjan
(1949)

Filmography

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 2000 The Last Dance (TV Movie)
Helen Parker
 1998 Cab to Canada (TV Movie)
Katherine Eure
 1995 The Christmas Box (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mary Parkin
 1991 Only the Lonely
Rose Muldoon
 1973 The Red Pony (TV Movie)
Ruth Tiflin
 1971 Big Jake
Martha McCandles
 1970 How Do I Love Thee?
Elsie Waltz
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Mother Goose
- Who's Afraid of Mother Goose? (1967) ... Mother Goose
 1966 The Rare Breed
Martha Price
 1963 A Cry of Angels (TV Movie)
Susanna Cibber
 1963 McLintock!
Katherine Gilhooley McLintock
 1963 Spencer's Mountain
Olivia Spencer
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
Peggy Hobbs
 1962 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
- Spellbound (1962)
 1961 The Deadly Companions
Kit Tildon
 1961 The Parent Trap
Maggie McKendrick
 1960 Open Windows (TV Movie)
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Lady Marguerite Blakeney
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (1960) ... Lady Marguerite Blakeney
 1960 Mrs. Miniver (TV Movie)
Mrs. Miniver
 1959 Our Man in Havana
Beatrice Severn
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Min Wead
 1956 Everything But the Truth
Joan Madison
 1956 Lisbon
Sylvia Merrill
 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry
Lady Godiva
 1955 The Magnificent Matador
Karen Harrison
 1955 The Long Gray Line
Mary O'Donnell
 1954 Malaga
Joanna Dana
 1953 War Arrow
Elaine Corwin
 1953 The Redhead from Wyoming
Kate Maxwell
 1952 Against All Flags
Prudence 'Spitfire' Stevens
 1952 The Quiet Man
Mary Kate Danaher
 1952 Kangaroo
Dell McGuire
 1952 At Sword's Point
Claire - Daughter of Athos
 1951 Flame of Araby
Princess Tanya
 1950 Tripoli
Countess D'Arneau
 1950 Rio Grande
Mrs. Kathleen Yorke
 1950 Comanche Territory
Katie Howard
 1949 Bagdad
Princess Marjan
 1949 Father Was a Fullback
Elizabeth Cooper
 1949 Britannia Mews
Adelaide 'Addie' Culver
 1949 A Woman's Secret
Marian Washburn
 1948 Sitting Pretty
Tacey King
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Odalie 'Lilli' D'Arceneaux
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Doris Walker
 1947 The Homestretch
Leslie Hale
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor
Shireen
 1946 Do You Love Me
Katherine 'Kitten' Hilliard
 1946 Sentimental Journey
Julie Beck / Weatherly
 1945 The Spanish Main
Contessa Francesca
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Louisa Frederici Cody
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
Toni Donne
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Louise Martin
 1943 Immortal Sergeant
Valentine Lee
 1942 The Black Swan
Lady Margaret Denby
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Carolyn Bainbridge
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Lt. Mary Carter
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Angharad
 1941 They Met in Argentina
Lolita O'Shea
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance
Judy O'Brien
 1940 A Bill of Divorcement
Sydney Fairfield
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Esmeralda
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Mary Yellan
 1938 Little Miss Molly
Eileen O'Shea (as Maureen FitzSimons)
 1938 The Playboy
Secretary (as Maureen FitzSimons)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a proposed CBS sitcom called "Daphne". O'Hara's character, a headstrong mother, moves in with her children and refuses to leave. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Maureen O'Hara Magazine

Alternate Names:

Maureen FitzSimons

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Sam Peckinpah, who directed her in The Deadly Companions (1961)] I didn't enjoy Sam at all. I have to be honest. I didn't think he was a very good director. I think he was lucky that whatever happened in his career happened. I think it was luck, not talent. I'm sorry. You have to forgive me. He was not a good director and if his films turned out successful, that was luck... and people ... See more »

Trivia:

She lost her husband, Charles Blair (September 2, 1978), and her best friend John Wayne (June 11, 1979) just nine months apart. See more »

Trademark:

Often starred with John Wayne See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Technicolor See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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