Maureen O’Hara: 1920-2015


She certainly lived a full life. With 65 acting credits to her name, I have to admit I have a lot of catching up to do if I ever wanna watch even half of them. That said, she always sticks in my brain if I think of Miracle on 34th Street, Rio Grande or The Parent Trap.

At 95, she passed away quietly in her sleep; surrounded by family and listening to music from The Quiet Man. The ravishing beauty became known as the “Queen of Technicolor” because of the way the camera loved her pale complexion contrasted against her flame red hair. How will you remember her?

She will be missed by many. Rest in peace.

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Just watched Hunchback of Notre Dame and Rio Grande again the other day. Listening to The Quiet Man? How appropriate. Truly a storied film career.


My greatest attachment to Ms. O’Hara is in 1990 when she played John Candy’s Mum in ONLY THE LONELY, a very underrated movie from a director who I usually do not think much of (Chris Columbus).