Maureen O’Hara Dies: Hollywood Reacts
The redhead Irish actress, who starred in such films as 'How Green Was My Valley' and 'Miracle on 34th Street,' died Saturday.
Maureen O’Hara, the Irish actress widely recognized for her roles in How Green Was My Valley, Miracle on 34th Street and The Quiet Man, died Saturday morning. She was 95.
Dubbed as “The Queen of Technicolor" for her piercing green eyes and porcelain skin (she received the nickname from Dr. Herbert Kalmus, who invented the process), O'Hara "passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family as they celebrated her life listening to music from her favorite movie, The Quiet Man,” a statement from her family read. Her longtime manager Johnny Nicoletti said she died at her home in Boise, Idaho.
Members of Hollywood extended their condolences, shared their sadness and made tributes to the actress on social media.
Just heard that legendary Irish Actress Maureen O Hara passed away R.I.P She was a gift to the world and a great Ambassador for Ireland— Roma Downey (@RealRomaDowney) October 24, 2015
How Green Was My Valley is one of my favorites movies. Nostalgia by John Ford. Today we lose #MaureenOHara the silver screen has lost a myth— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) October 24, 2015
I was lucky enough to meet Maureen O'Hara once a long time ago. She was wonderful, as you'd expect. RIP. pic.twitter.com/lvltF9U5lR— Tara Flynn (@TaraFlynn) October 24, 2015