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Maureen O’Hara, Irish-Born Actress Known as Queen of Technicolor, Dies at 95

Ms. O’Hara became a star playing strong-willed beauties in escapist movies of the 1940s and ’50s, appearing in such films as “How Green Was My Valley,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Quiet Man.”

Maureen O’Hara, the spirited Irish-born actress who played strong-willed, tempestuous beauties opposite all manner of adventurers in escapist movies of the 1940s and ’50s, died on Saturday at her home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95.

Johnny Nicoletti, her longtime manager, confirmed her death.

Ms. O’Hara was called the Queen of Technicolor, because…

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7 comments on “Maureen O’Hara, Irish-Born Actress Known as Queen of Technicolor, Dies at 95

  1. Jean Reinhardt
    10/25/2015

    I saw her in my teens when I went to the Gresham Hotel in Dublin with my friend, who was a huge John Wayne fan. Maureen O’Hara was having dinner with him and when she came out of the dining room she ran off quickly and didn’t sign any autographs, which didn’t endear her to us at the time. I’m sorry to hear she’s passed away, I love most of her movies especially ‘The Quiet Man’ but I don’t think I’ve seen ‘How Green Was My Valley’. I must look it up as that’s a book I’ve loved since my teens.

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    • First Night Design
      10/25/2015

      I can see how that wouldn’t have endeared you to her, Jean. As a pro myself, I’m always tempted to defend them with a ‘perhaps she wasn’t feeling well’ or ‘maybe she’d signed such a load of autographs earlier in the day that she and her writing hand were exhausted’! When it comes to ‘How Green’, the book is better than film, as far as I’m concerned!

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      • Jean Reinhardt
        10/25/2015

        I do think she may have been in a hurry to catch a plane or something to that effect. As for John Wayne, he came out and spent about thirty minutes handing us cards with his pre-signed, photocopied autograph. He was a true gentleman and even stopped the porter evicting two little inner city boys from the premises.

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  2. Lois Bryan
    10/25/2015

    I always enjoyed her … loved the feisty characters she played … and what a beauty!!! Sad to see such an icon passing …

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