Maureen O’Hara, ‘The Queen of Technicolor,’ Dies at 95
The beautiful and brash Irish actress starred in such films as ‘How Green Was My Valley,’ ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ and ‘The Quiet Man,’ the latter with her favorite leading man, John Wayne.
Maureen O’Hara, the Irish beauty whose striking red hair, crystal-green eyes and porcelain skin was so dazzling on the silver screen that she was dubbed “The Queen of Technicolor,” has died. She was 95.
O’Hara, who played the feisty wife to onscreen husband John Wayne in five films — three of them directed by John Ford — died Saturday at her home in Boise, Idaho, Johnny Nicoletti, her longtime manager, told the Associated Press.
“She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family as they celebrated her life listening to music from her favorite movie, The Quiet Man,” said a statement from her family.
She moved to Idaho in 2013 to be closer to her children after spending four decades in Glengarriff, Ireland.
Another legend has gone. R.I.P.