Maureen O’Hara was a famous redhead known for her passionate and sensible heroine roles. To learn more about one of the stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, keep reading.
On 17th August, 1920, near Ranelagh, in-country Dublin in Ireland, Maureen O’Hara was welcomed into this world. Her mother was a singer, and she had always aspired to become popular like her mother. At the age of 10, she started her training from the Rathmines theatre company, but 3 years later moved on to Abbey theatre. Her red hair was her trademark.
Career And Achievements
The first moved she starred in was Jamaica Inn (1939). Movie director was Alfred Hitchcock. In 1941, movie called How Green Was My Valley won an Oscar. In the movie, O’Hara portraited Welsh daughter of a mining family, and many were pleased with her performance. Later on, there was her first collaboration with John Ford, a legendary director. She starred in many movies, including Black Swan, Sinbad The Sailor, Bagdad, and so on. She inherited talent for singing from her mother.
O’Hara won numerous awards. In 1953 she was nominated for the best actress, but she didn’t win her Oscar until 2015. In 2011, CinEuphoria Awards was presented to her. Here are some of the important awards she won: the Walk Of Fame Award in 1967, Golden Boot Award 1991, Living Treasure Award in 2002, Irish Film And Television Awards in 2004, Online Film And Television Association Hall Of Fame Award in 2017 and many more. In 2005, she published her autobiography called Tis Herself. She had done more than 60 movies in her entire career.
On 24th October, 2015, in Boise, Idaho in the US, at the age of 95 years, Maureen died. It has been reported that she passed away while listening to the music from her movie The Quiet Man. She was a very popular actress. Her net worth was estimated up to $10 million. In 1940, she was getting a salary of $12,400 for her famous show called Dance, Girl, Dance. Right before she died, she sold her Irish escape for $1.8 million.