We lost a great actress this week, Maureen O'Hara*. The fiery redhead's storied career spans over fifty years, including beloved classics (to name only a few) like The Quiet Man, Miracle on 34th Street, The Parent Trap, and an grossly-overlooked role in Only the Lonely (1990).
She is best remembered for starring opposite of John Wayne in a series of John Ford films (The Quiet Man considered the best of them). The legendary pairing usually featured the clash between two indomitable wills with Wayne mostly winning out but not without O'Hara getting in some witty comebacks. She would show this stubborn zeal in other memorable films, but at times still showed an impressive range of acting talent. I will end this post with a quote from John Wayne, "I’ve had many friends, and I prefer the company of men, except for Maureen O’Hara. She is a great guy.”
*I'm sure INCspot can tell you more than I can about her (definitely check out his blog).
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