Hollywood News: Irish Actress Maureen O’Hara Passed Away


The iconic red-haired actress, Maureen O'Hara who starred in the famous movies "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", Miracle on the 34th Street, The Parent Trap and was considered one of the most beautiful women of all time dies at the age of 95.

According to the Irish Times newspaper, the family shared the news that the star died at home in Boise, Idaho. "It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen O'Hara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes."

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At an early age, Maureen displayed a strong desire for drama and even staged presentations for her family, In school, she was active in singing and dancing, and during her early teens, she enrolled at Dublin's prestigious Abbey Theater School.

With the help of Oscar-winning movie star and producer Charles Laughton, the famous star landed a convincing career in Hollywood, signed a contract with RKO Studios in 1939 and moved to Hollywood in the summer of that year, making her American film debut.

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According to biography.com, during the '40s and 50's, O'Hara was repeatedly cast as the heroine in elaborate Technicolor features. Her strong-willed characters, which were complimented by her fiery red hair, green eyes, and peaches and cream complexion, earned her the nickname 'Queen of Technicolor.'

"Her characters were feisty and fearless, just as she was in real life. She was also proudly Irish and spent her entire lifetime sharing her heritage and the wonderful culture of the Emerald Isle with the world," the family statement cited on Irish Times.

In a news statement with The Austrilian , the Ireland's President Michael Higgins gave his message towards the death of the actress.

"She will be remembered as an outstanding and versatile actress, whose work especially in film, will endure for many years to come," Higgins said.

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