Let’s Wish Maureen O’Hara a Very Happy 90th Birthday
A True Hollywood Legend
Beloved film star Maureen O’Hara turns ninety on Tuesday, Aug 17, and as HUGE FANS, we wanted to wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You’re invited to leave your own warm wishes for the Irish movie star in the comments below.
A Bit About Maureen O’Hara
Maureen O’Hara was born Maureen FitzSimons on August 17, 1920, and grew up near Dublin. She joined the Abbey Theatre when she was fourteen, and her first major film role was in “Jamaica Inn” in 1939, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. O’Hara relocated to the United States where director John Ford cast her in “How Green Was My Valley” in 1941. Ten years later, Ford cast her alongside John Wayne in “The Quiet Man,” a film that became an instant classic among Irish-Americans.
Other notable films starring O’Hara include… “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1939), “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947), “Rio Grande” (1950), “The Parent Trap” (1961), “McLintock!” (1963) and “Only the Lonely” (1991).
She referred to her third husband, Charles F. Blair, Jr., as the love of her life. Celebrating his pioneering history in transatlantic aviation, O’Hara has been intimately involved in the development Foynes Flying Boat Museum in County Limerick. The premiere destination focuses on the Shannon Estuary’s role as the first transatlantic airport and the birthplace of Irish coffee.
Today, O’Hara splits her time between Glengarriff, County Cork, Arizona and the Virgin Islands.
More About Maureen O’Hara
- Magnificent Maureen – from the Irish Independent – Aug 14, 2010
- A List of Maureen O’Hara Films
More About the Foynes Flying Boat Museum
- Dolphin Watching and Sites Along Ireland’s Shannon Estuary
- Our Visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Knockpatrick Gardens
- Podcast #20: The Shannon Estuary
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