Maureen O'Hara

  • Birth Name: Maureen FitzSimons
  • Birth Place: Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Died: October 24, 2015
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

Fast Facts

  • At 14, joined Ireland's National Theatre, Abbey Theatre.
  • Was discovered by actor Charles Laughton after a screen test.
  • Acted alongside John Wayne in five movies: Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952), The Wings of Eagles (1957), McLintock! (1963) and Big Jake (1971).
  • John Ford directed her in five movies: How Green Was My Valley (1941), Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952), The Long Gray Line (1955) and The Wings of Eagles (1957).
  • Successfully sued tabloid magazine Confidential in 1957 over a story that she was seen necking in the back of a theater. She was out of the country at the time the incident supposedly took place, and showed her passport as proof.
  • Her third husband was the first pilot to fly a passenger plane nonstop from Ireland to New York. When he died years later in a plane crash, O'Hara became CEO of his St. Croix-based airline.
  • Published 'Tis Herself: An Autobiography in 2004.

Awards

  • 2014, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner

Relationships

  • Peggy FitzSimons — Sister
  • Florrie FitzSimons — Sister
  • James O'Hara — Brother
  • Marguerita Liburn FitzSimons — Mother
  • Charles F. Blair — Husband (deceased)
  • Margot Edwards — Sister
  • Charles FitzSimons — Father
  • Stephen Blair — Stepson
  • Charles Lee Blair — Stepson
  • George H. Brown — Ex-husband
  • Bronwyn Brigid Price — Daughter
  • Charles B. FitzSimons — Brother
  • Christopher Blair — Stepson
  • Suzanne Blair — Stepdaughter
  • Will Price — Ex-husband
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