I missed this yesterday. Maureen O’Hara is ninety years of age and celebrated her birthday in fine style at home in Ireland. God bless her. If ever there was a movie star that demanded to be seen in colour, it’s Maureen.
Nobody looked better in costume, in those sword-and-sandal movies Hollywood once did so well and can’t do any more.
Though she starred in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hitchcock’s Jamaica Inn, How Green Was My Valley, Miracle on 34th Street, Comanche Territory and scores of others, she’s probably best remembered as a perfect foil for Duke Wayne in several movies, notably The Quiet Man, Rio Grande and McLintock. They certainly were a formidable romantic pairing. One always got the sense that here were two people who genuinely liked and cared for each other and it showed on-screen.
Happy birthday Red. One of our own.