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2 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2015 - 3:57PM #1
Merope
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Actress Maureen O'Hara, who starred in classic films of the 1940s and '50s including How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man, and Miracle on 34th Street (also starring a 10-year-old Natalie Wood), has died.  She was 95.


Her family issued a release today saying she died "in her sleep of natural causes" while music from her favorite movie, The Quiet Man — set in her native Ireland — played in the background.


O'Hara co-starred in that film with John Wayne.  "I was the only leading lady big enough and tough enough for John Wayne," she wrote in explaining their cinematic sparks in her 2004 memoir 'Tis Herself.  "Duke's presence was so strong that when audiences saw him finally meet a woman of equal hell and fire, it was exciting and thrilling."


She was one of director John Ford's favorite actresses; he directed The Quiet Man.  Other Ford films in which she appeared included How Green Was My Valley, Rio Grande, Long Gray Line, and The Wings of Eagles.


A full obituary will appear at www.latimes.com/obituaries.


www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-m...


She was sort of a blast from my childhood movie-going and TV-watching past.


Your memories of her or her films?

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2015 - 8:31PM #2
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Oct 24, 2015 -- 3:57PM, Merope wrote:


Actress Maureen O'Hara, who starred in classic films of the 1940s and '50s including How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man, and Miracle on 34th Street (also starring a 10-year-old Natalie Wood), has died.  She was 95.


Her family issued a release today saying she died "in her sleep of natural causes" while music from her favorite movie, The Quiet Man — set in her native Ireland — played in the background.


O'Hara co-starred in that film with John Wayne.  "I was the only leading lady big enough and tough enough for John Wayne," she wrote in explaining their cinematic sparks in her 2004 memoir 'Tis Herself.  "Duke's presence was so strong that when audiences saw him finally meet a woman of equal hell and fire, it was exciting and thrilling."


She was one of director John Ford's favorite actresses; he directed The Quiet Man.  Other Ford films in which she appeared included How Green Was My Valley, Rio Grande, Long Gray Line, and The Wings of Eagles.


A full obituary will appear at www.latimes.com/obituaries.


www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-m...


She was sort of a blast from my childhood movie-going and TV-watching past.


Your memories of her or her films?



I thought she was great in The Quiet Man and Miracle On 34th Street. It was perfect casting.


May she Requiescat in pace.

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2015 - 10:27AM #3
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