Posts Tagged ‘Maureen O’Hara’

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Watch This Archive Footage of Maureen O’Hara’s Academy Awards Surprise

Maureen O’Hara has heard a banshee, played camogie, and more from a 1957 episode of “This Is Your Life.” ℘℘℘ At the 1957 Academy Awards TV host Ralph Edwards surprised Maureen O’Hara mid-way through an interview about her upcoming film The Wings of Eagles. But it turns out that the interview itself was staged andRead more..

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Preserving The Quiet Man Railway Station

In John Ford’s 1952 The Quiet Man, the introduction of Irish American lead character Sean Thorton, portrayed by cinematic legend John Wayne, is integral to the plot that will soon unfold. The narration that accompanies his first moments on screen is simple: “A fine, soft day in spring it was when the train pulled intoRead more..

Bronwyn Brigid FitzSimmons
(1944 – 2016)

Bronwyn, daughter of legendary Irish actress Maureen O’Hara passed away on May 25, 2016 in Glengarriff, County Cork, Ireland. The memorial service was being held in Glengarriff on June 11th. Bronwyn was born in Los Angeles on June 30th, 1944, daughter of Maureen (O’Hara) FitzSimons Price and Will Price.  During her childhood and teen years she explored the possibility ofRead more..

Farewell to Our Beloved Maureen O’Hara

I.M. Maureen FitzSimons Blair August 17, 1920 – October 24, 2015 
 Maureen O’Hara has died at the age of 95. Born on August 17, 1920 in Dublin, the legend of the silver screen passed away on October 24 at her family home in Boise, Idaho. Her family said in a statement: “It is with a sad heartRead more..

Maureen O’Hara’s 95th Birthday

On Monday, August 17, legendary actress, and most famous redhead of them all, Maureen O’Hara celebrated her 95th birthday at a small gathering of friends and family hosted by her grandson, Conor, and his wife, Elga FitzSimons in Boise, Idaho. To honor the occasion, fans who frequent the Maureen O’Hara Magazine on Facebook website were encouragedRead more..

“Quiet Man” Cottage
Given Protected Status

There were huge sighs of relief and joy from thousands of fans when they learned that the iconic thatched cottage “White o’ Morn” that featured in The Quiet Man movie, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, had been placed under state protection. Galway County Council voted unanimously in late July to add the 19th centuryRead more..

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Watch These Moving Birthday Tributes for Maureen O’Hara

On Monday, Irish screen legend Maureen O’Hara turned 95, and tributes to her were sent in from around the world. More than 60 fans from places as far ranging as Sweden, Australia, and Idaho uploaded 30-second videos to YouTube to create a moving celebration of her life and work. Organized by Maureen O’Hara Magazine, theRead more..

Maureen O’Hara:
“The Greatest Guy”

Maureen O’Hara has died at the age of 95. Born in 1920 in Dublin, O’Hara died October 24 at her family home in Boise, Idaho of natural causes. Her family said in a statement: “It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen O’Hara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes.Read more..

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“Quiet Man” Cottage Given
Protected Status

UPDATE: In the wake of Maureen O’Hara’s death earlier this month, a new petition has been started by fans hoping to see the Co. Galway cottage where The Quiet Man, one of her best-known films, was shot faithfully restored in her memory.  The petition was started by Patrick McCormack, founder of the White O’Morn Foundation, and has amassedRead more..

What Are You Like?
Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O’Hara lit up the silver screen in 60 movies over a lifetime. We all have our favorites, How Green Was My Valley, which won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, The Long Gray Line, Mary O’Donnell to Tyrone Power’s Marty Maher, Miracle on 34th Street, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, on and on, andRead more..