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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Hollywood legend Maureen O'Hara dies

One of the last connections to the Golden Age of Hollywood, Maureen O'Hara, has passed away at age 95.

Her manager, Johnny Nicoletti, said she died in her sleep Saturday at her Boise, ID home, according to the Associated Press.

Her fiery red hair helped her get dubbed the "Queen of Technicolor" as she rose to prominence in the 1940s and 50s. She starred in a series of famous movies, including Miracle on 34th Street and five films alongside John Wayne.

She was never nominated for an Academy Award, but was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2014 for career achievements. She is one of only two actresses, along with Myrna Loy, to receive an Oscar without being nominated for one.

O'Hara was born Maureen Fitzsimons on Aug. 17, 1920, in Dublin, Ireland, and trained as a singer and dancer as a young girl in Dublin. She became an accomplished singer, but was rarely a featured singer on film.



Anonymous said...

She was a treasure.

Anonymous said...

Quiet Man one of the best movies ever and that gorgeous red hair.

Anonymous said...

She was always a class act. I loved watching old movies with her in them. What a treasure!