Hollywood legend and Dublin native Maureen O’Hara will be honored as a ‘VIP Guest’ during this year’s Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood – three months after she receives an honorary Oscar at the Governor Awards.
The 94-year-old actress will have a seat in the front row of the Academy Awards, where clips from her famous movie moments will be aired on the big screen and worldwide.
O’Hara, who starred in her first movie ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ in 1939, is one of the only remaining stars from Hollywood’s golden era. She has since starred in in 64 films, including ‘The Quiet Man,’ ‘Miracle on 34th Street,’ ‘The Parent Trap’ and ‘How Green Was my Valley.’
“She feels extremely honored and she has a strong sense of gratitude because she knows this is an award that has been decided by her peers and colleagues,” her spokesman John Nicoletti told the Southern Star of her Oscar.