R.I.P. Maureen O’Hara (1920-2015)

Maureen_O'Hara_1942I came home this weekend to find that the great Maureen O’Hara had passed away at 95 years of age. It’s a bittersweet moment, because “The Queen of Technicolor” was a fiery heroine of some many great films and numerous personal favorites like Miracle on 34th Street and The Quiet Man. John Wayne arguably had no better costar than O’Hara and he would undoubtedly agree. She also has a handful of films I still want to see and will certainly make an effort to watch. The sad thing is that it seems we often only remember people when they’re gone. The irony is that when Joan Leslie passed away recently, I mentioned Maureen O’Hara as one of the great stars who was still with us. And now just like that she too is gone, but still leaving behind a tremendous legacy. That will allow her to live on in the hearts and minds of film audiences for generations to come.

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