Saturday, October 24, 2015

Gorgeous Portrait—Maureen O'Hara

The movie industry lost a screen legend today. I was a huge fan of Irish actress Maureen O'Hara, who made it to a ripe old age of 95. Maybe it's because I watch the Turner Classic Movies channel and have seen nearly all of her older films, or maybe because I've been to the area in Ireland where she filmed The Quiet Man with John Wayne, or maybe just because I'm a sucker for a beautiful redhead. In any case, she was feisty and I liked that about her.

She was stunningly beautiful in The Black Swan, along with Tyrone Power, and she portrayed a gorgeous gypsy Esmerelda along with Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Even if you don't watch the old classic films, surely you saw Miracle on 34th Street art least once in your life, in which she played little Susan Walker's mom. Maureen did a great interview with James Lipton on Inside the Actor's Studio in the past few years, and her spitfire and spunk was showing even in her nineties. Hail and farewell, Miss O'Hara.

“I loved Mary Kate Danaher. 
I loved the hell and fire in her. 
She was a terrific dame, tough, 
and didn’t let herself get walked on.”

— Maureen O'Hara
about her character in The Quiet Man

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