Vale Maureen O’Hara

Maureen_O'Hara_in_The_Quiet_Man_01aMaureen O’Hara, 1920-2015.

Maureen O’Hara, the flame-haired star of the 1952 film, The Quiet Man (indisputably the best film ever made), died in her sleep on the 24th of October, aged 95.

O’Hara was born in 1920 in Dublin, later becoming an icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age of the 1940s and 1950s. With her green eyes and red hair, she was known as the ‘Queen of Technicolor’.

O’Hara starred in a number of films playing feisty women opposite John Wayne, including in her favourite film, The Quiet Man.

Wayne once commented: “I prefer the company of men, except for Maureen O’Hara. She is a great guy.”

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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8 Responses to Vale Maureen O’Hara

  1. John says:

    My favorite movie as well, sad to see her gone. She and John Wayne were fabulous co-stars.


  2. Eric R says:

    She was one of my favorites, and a genuine star.


  3. erle bartlett says:

    A contemporary Jack?


  4. Dennis Heyza says:

    One of the most beautiful actresses ever. Sad to hear of her passing.


  5. D.B. Laney says:

    MH and I watched “The Quiet Man” again, immediately after your post. Thoroughly enjoyable no matter how many times you’ve seen it. We’re thinking of taking “one last trip” to “the Sod” next year. Connemara (and the rest of the West) will be the center of our activities. Look out Cong and Clifden, the “Yanks” may be coming!


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