Maureen O'Hara

Born Aug 17, 1920

Maureen O'Hara is an Irish American film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, 'Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and was a New York Times Bestseller.… Read More

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1920 Birth Born on August 17, 1920.


1939 18 Years Old In 1939, at the age of 19, O'Hara secretly married Englishman George H. Brown, a film producer, production assistant and occasional scriptwriter whose best known work is the first of Margaret Rutherford's 1960s Miss Marple mysteries, Murder She Said. The marriage was annulled in 1941.


1941 20 Years Old …  That studio cast her in low-budget films until she was rescued by director John Ford, who cast her as Angharad in How Green Was My Valley, which won the 1941 Academy Award for Best Picture. … Read More
1946 25 Years Old In 1946, she became a naturalised citizen of the United States and now holds dual citizenship with the US and her native Ireland. … Read More


1953 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Later that year, O'Hara married American film director William Houston Price (dialogue director in The Hunchback of Notre Dame), but the union ended in 1953, reportedly as a result of his alcohol abuse. … Read More


1968 47 Years Old She married her third husband, Charles F. Blair, Jr., on 12 March 1968. … Read More


O'Hara remained retired from acting until 1991, when she starred in the film Only the Lonely, playing Rose Muldoon, the domineering mother of a Chicago cop played by John Candy. … Read More
1993 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 84 Years Old O'Hara was named Irish Americas "Irish American of the Year" in 2005, with festivities held at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
2006 85 Years Old In 2006, O'Hara attended the Grand Reopening and Expansion of the Flying Boats Museum in Foynes, Limerick, Ireland, as a patron of the museum. … Read More
2011 90 Years Old In 2011, O'Hara was formally inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame at an event in New Ross, County Wexford. … Read More
2013 92 Years Old On 24–25 May 2013, O'Hara made a public appearance at the 2013 John Wayne Birthday "Tribute to Maureen O'Hara" celebration in Winterset, Iowa. The occasion was the ground breaking for the new John Wayne Birthplace Museum; the festivities included an official proclamation from Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declaring 25 May 2013, as "Maureen O'Hara Day" in Iowa. … Read More
2014 93 Years Old 1 More Event
Although O'Hara was never nominated for a competitive Academy Award, in November 2014 she was presented with a Honorary Academy Award with the inscription "To Maureen O'Hara, one of Hollywood's brightest stars, whose inspiring performances glowed with passion, warmth and strength". … Read More
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