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|Born:||August 17, 1920||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Ireland||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Began acting at age six (date approximate)
Performed on radio as a child
Joined the Abbey Theater in Dublin as an ingenue at age 14 before entering films (date approximate)
Tested for the screen in London at age 16 (date approximate)
Met actor Charles Laughton, who changed her name to Maureen O'Hara; later appeared opposite him in "Jamaica Inn" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (both 1939)
Film debut in "Kicking the Moon Around" (bit part)
US film debut in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Under contract at RKO Studios
Starred in first of five films for director John Ford, "How Green Was My Valley"
Under contract to 20th Century-Fox
Made first of five films opposite John Wayne, "Rio Grande"
Last of five films for director John Ford, "The Wings of Eagles"
Made last of five films opposite John Wayne, "Big Jake"; was also last feature for two decades
Retired after starring in the NBC TV-movie "The Red Pony" with Henry Fonda
After husband's death, assumed presidency of Antilles Airboats, a commuter seaplane service in the Caribbean; sold controlling stock to Resorts International; remained with the company as president until 1981
Owned and wrote a general interest column for the tourist magazine, <i>The Virgin Insider</i>, which she ultimately sold to Gannett in 1980
Made return to feature films after a 20-year absence in "Only the Lonely"
Starred in the CBS TV-movie "The Christmas Box"
Played the lead in the TV-movie "Cab to Canada" (CBS)
Served as Grand Marshal of the annual St Patrick's Day parade in NYC
Starred in the CBS movie "The Last Dance"
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