Fans around the world made their presence felt online last week following the sad news that Maureen O’Hara, the Irish Hollywood legend, had passed away. For the past week her fans have been setting social media alight commenting on their favorite actress’ movies and their love for the fiery Dubliner.
Now we’ve gathered some of the world’s most-loved Maureen O’Hara movies right here so you can sit back and relive your favorite moments.
Here are the top viewed Maureen O’Hara movies and TV shows on YouTube. Surprisingly “The Quiet Man,” the romantic John Wayne movie for which the red head beauty is probably best known, doesn’t rank in the top five or even the top ten movies. To avoid uproar, though, we added it at the bottom.
Sit back and enjoy. A wonderful lifetime of great movies.
This 1963 comedy western movie starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. It may come as a surprise that the movie is loosely based on William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”
“This is Your Life: Maureen O'Hara”
A much loved TV show, this episode aired on March 27, 1957. In the opening clip we see host Ralph Edwards surprise O'Hara at the Academy Awards ceremony.
“The Rare Breed”
This western, released in 1966, starred James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith. The movie was loosely based on the life of rancher Col. John William Burgess, the film follows Martha Price's (O'Hara) quest to fulfill her deceased husband's dream of introducing Hereford cattle to the American West.
“How Green Was My Valley”
This 1941 drama was one of the many O’Hara movies directed by John Ford. The movie is based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel.
This 1950 American adventure film was directed by Will Price and written by Winston Miller. The film is a fictionalized account of the Battle of Derna and stars John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Howard Da Silva, and Phillip Reed.t
AND OF COURSE…
“The Quiet Man”
Released in 1952 this is by far and away the most famous of her movies.