Maureen O'Hara - Quotes

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In the beginning it was all black and white.

In the beginning it was all black and white.

I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for.

I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for.

My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace. ---->>>

John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.

John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.

Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman.

Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman.

I had always been a tomboy - I still am, at heart. ---->>>

There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business: Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles. ---->>>

How could you have had such a wonderful life as me if there wasn't a God directing? ---->>>

I'm really honestly terrified about how much I should tell and how much I should still keep secret. ---->>>

Audiences in London called me the girl with the black cherry eyes. ---->>>

Every star has that certain something that stands out and compels us to notice them. ---->>>

How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason? ---->>>

I spent a great deal of time with Che Guevara while I was in Havana. I believe he was far less a mercenary than he was a freedom fighter. ---->>>

I didn't let anyone push me into things I didn't want to do where my career was concerned. So why did I crumble when it came to men? ---->>>

I'm terrified about the day that I enter the gates of heaven and God says to me, just a minute.

I'm terrified about the day that I enter the gates of heaven and God says to me, just a minute.

My whole life was foretold to me. An old Romany gypsy read my fortune. ---->>>

Lost in a crowd of greats, not a single Oscar. That's showbiz. ---->>>

God has a most wicked sense of humor.

God has a most wicked sense of humor.

John Wayne was one of the greatest ambassadors for the United States that ever lived. ---->>>

After I got to Hollywood, I resented that I didn't get a crack at more dramatic roles because I photographed so beautifully. ---->>>

As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging. She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic. ---->>>

Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick. The trick is to have fun while you are performing it. ---->>>

Henry Fonda gave me a spanking during a scene in Spencer's Mountain. ---->>>

I knew that Jamaica Inn was going to make me a star. ---->>>

I really wanted to be an opera soprano. ---->>>

The Parent Trap wouldn't have been as special without the remarkable performances by Hayley Mills.

The Parent Trap wouldn't have been as special without the remarkable performances by Hayley Mills.

The studio thought I was crazy to perform all of my own fencing stunts, but I loved it. ---->>>

The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious way one could travel to America in the late 1930s. ---->>>

I watch and listen to movies today and am shocked by the way actors deliver their lines. Everybody mumbles now and I don't understand why. ---->>>

I saw myself as Joan of Arc. ---->>>

I grew up in the theater and danced ballet atrociously. ---->>>

I dainty little lass I wasn't. I looked twice my age until I turned 10 or 11. ---->>>

I don't remember having a crush on a boy when I was a girl. I don't even remember my first kiss. ---->>>

I have never lost my faith in God. ---->>>

Charles Laughton signed me to my first movie contract at 17. He later asked my parents if he could adopt me. ---->>>

I am like many of the women I have played onscreen. ---->>>

Making movies is just like betting on horses at the racetrack. ---->>>

Some time ago, I told Larry King that I planned to live to be 102. I still do. ---->>>

The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men. ---->>>

The Parent Trap gave my career another boost, starring in family comedies. ---->>>

When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped, I thought John Ford was a walking god. ---->>>

When I was young, I was told that I had a sulky, pouty face. ---->>>

When you try to battle with John Ford, you have to give in. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: 08-17, 1920
Birthplace: Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland
Die: 2015-10-24
Occupation: Actress
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Maureen O'Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons; 17 August 1920 – 24 October 2015) was an Irish-born American actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara was known for her beauty and playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines, often in westerns and adventure films. She worked on numerous occasions with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne, and was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood (wikipedia)