Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy 90th Maureen O'Hara

Left to right: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and Claude Jarman, Jr. in John Ford's Rio Grande.
Tomorrow, Aug. 17, is Maureen O'Hara's 90th birthday. As she is one of the few surviving members of director John Ford's stock company and the performer he most frequently cast as his female lead, I want to acknowledge the milestone by wishing Ms. O'Hara a happy birthday.

Turner Classic Movies will also be celebrating the day by screening her films for 24 hours. They'll screen three directed by Ford (The Long Gray Line, 9:30 a.m; The Quiet Man, 8 p.m; and Rio Grande, 10:15 p.m; all times Eastern). In addition, they will show The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Charles Laughton (noon), Our Man in Havana with Alec Guiness (directed by Carol Reed, Wednesday at 1:45 a.m.), Big Jake with John Wayne (one of the better movies in Wayne's late career on Wednesday at 4 a.m.), and Disney's The Parent Trap with Brian Keith and Hayley Mills (directed by former animation artist David Swift, screening at 5:45 p.m.) The complete schedule can be found here.


Junebug101 said...

I am the editor/designer of Maureen O'Hara's official website. Please Google "Maureen O'Hara Magazine" for details of her interview to be aired on TV in Ireland tonight RTE-1. Lots of recent pics of Maureen and news of her Legacy Center now in the planning stages.

Floyd Norman said...

I was lucky enough to be on set with Bud Swift and the lovely Maureen O'Hara while filming "The Parent Trap." What a special time at Disney.

Oscar Grillo said...

Happy Birthday, Mo!