- Also Known As:
- The Queen of Technicolor
- Date of Birth:
- August 17, 1920
- 5' 8"
Maureen O’Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons on August 17, 1920) was an Irish-American actress. A red-headed beauty, Maureen often played feisty, strong-willed characters on the big screen. Her first big break in film was in Jamaica Inn, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She played Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1939. Maureen is most well known for her role as Doris Walker in 1947’s Miracle on 34th Street. She also starred as Maggie in the original version of The Parent Trap. She made many movies with John Wayne, including Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Wings of Eagles, McLintock! and Big Jake. She was dubbed the “Queen of Technicolor.” She was never nominated for an Oscar, but she was given an Honorary Academy Award in Nov. 2014. Maureen died on Oct. 24, 2015, at the age of 95.
Best Known For:
Maureen is best known for her roles in Miracle on 34th Street and The Parent Trap.
Maureen married George H. Brown in 1939. The marriage was annulled in 1941. She married Will Price in 1941 and divorced in 1953. They had one child together, Bronwyn FitzSimons Price, born in 1944. Maureen had a relationship with Mexican politician and banker Enrique Parra from 1953 to 1967. She married her third husband, Charles F. Blair, Jr., in 1968. She became a widow in 1978 after his death.