Maureen O'Sullivan

Maureen O'Sullivan

Born May 17, 1911

Maureen Paula O’Sullivan was an Irish-born American actress.

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1911 Birth O'Sullivan was born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland, in 1911, the daughter of Evangeline "Mary Eva" Lovatt (née Frazer) and Charles Joseph O'Sullivan, an officer in the Connaught Rangers who served in World War I. … Read More


1932 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1932, she signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. … Read More


1948 37 Years Old In 1948, she re-appeared on the screen in The Big Clock, directed by her husband for Paramount Pictures. … Read More


1958 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1958, Farrow's and O'Sullivan's eldest son, Michael, died in a plane crash in California.


1961 50 Years Old Actor Pat O'Brien encouraged her to take a part in summer stock, and the play A Roomful of Roses opened in 1961. … Read More


1972 61 Years Old In June and July 1972, O'Sullivan was in Denver, Colorado, to star in the Elitch Theatre production of Butterflies are Free with Karen Grassle and Brandon deWilde. … Read More
1983 72 Years Old A widow for twenty years, O'Sullivan was married to her second husband, James Cushing, from 22 August 1983 until her death in 1998. … Read More
1998 87 Years Old Maureen O'Sullivan died in Scottsdale, Arizona, of complications from heart surgery on 23 June 1998, at age 87.
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