MAUREEN O'HARA Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Maureen O'Hara                                                               
Birth name: Maureen FitzSimons                                                     
Born: 17 August 1920 Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland                               
Maureen O'Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons on August 17, 1920 in Ranelagh, County     
Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish film actress and singer.                               
Born to Charles Stewart Parnell FitzSimons (a Catholic) and Marguerita Lilburn (a   
Protestant) in Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland not long before partition, the     
famously red-headed beauty is noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines       
with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and       
longtime friend John Wayne.                                                         
Her father was part owner of Irish football club Shamrock Rovers.                   
She is fluent in Irish and used this in her films The Long Gray Line, The Quiet     
Man, and Only the Lonely.