Maureen O'Hara, Queen Of Technicolor, Dies At 95

Posted: Oct 25 2015, 1:14pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News


Maureen O'Hara, Queen of Technicolor, Dies at 95
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  • Irish Screen Siren Maureen O’Hara Passes Away at the Ripe Age of 95

The legendary Irish screen siren, Maureen O’Hara passed away at a ripe 95 years of age recently.

She often played the stereotype of the wild, willfully strong woman with an independent streak. And she was a drop dead gorgeous redhead to boot. The male characters she posed with on screen were the sort of soldiers of fortune and travelers who were out for adventure and the feral existence of utter freedom.

Her heyday was in the 40s and 50s. Maureen O’Hara is no more among us. She breathed her last on Saturday at her residence in Idaho. She lived a long and fulfilling life that lasted 95 years. 

Her manager announced her demise to the rest of the world. Termed the Queen of Technicolor, Maureen was known for her crimson hair which flowed in cascades around her shoulders. She had emerald green eyes which shone with an inner intelligence.

And her rosy and creamy skin gave every married male in the audience a case of the seven year itch. Even her critics could not resist comparing her flawless and maddening beauty to a setting sun that mesmerized and hypnotized with its beauty.   

She was a walking, talking ad since her feminine pulchritude radiated a warm glow of desire and seduction. Many of her films were shot in a standard black and white celluloid medium though. She played the gypsy girl in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Her film How Green Was My Valley shows her as having feminine charms and qualities yet ending up with Mr. Wrong instead of Mr. Right. Her movie This Land is Mine meanwhile is a wartime depiction of dramatic proportions. And Miracle On 34th Street shows her preventing her daughter from having any faith in Santa Claus. 

In The Quiet Man opposite John Wayne, she shines like never before. She starred in five movies with John Wayne. It shows her as a headstrong hussy who refuses to consummate her marriage to John Wayne who happens to be a boxer.

She looked irresistible when she was at the height of her fury onscreen. Among some of her other films were: Buffalo Bill, Rio Grande, Sinbad the Sailor, Bagdad, The Black Swan, The Spanish Main and last but not least Against All Flags.

John Wayne once said that she was the only female he preferred. It was the best compliment coming from the manly guy. Born in Ireland, Maureen started off in small roles here and there. But she steadily progressed until she made it big.

She married three times. After her death, she leaves behind a daughter, a grandson and two great grandchildren. Till her last moments on earth, she remained a patriotic Irishwoman. May her soul rest in peace.   

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