Published August 18, 2018 by Paradise Kendra


Remembering Maureen O’Hara on her birthday 🌹

Born on August 17, 1920 as Maureen FitzSimons in Ranelagh, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Died on October 24, 2015 in Boise, Idaho

“Being an Irishwoman means many things to me. An Irishwoman is strong and feisty. She has guts and stands for what she believes in. She believes she is the best at whatever she does and proceeds through life with that knowledge. She can face any hazard that life throws her way and stay with it until she wins. She is loyal to her kinsmen and accepting of others. She’s not above a sock in the jaw if you have it coming.”

“I’m a helpless victim of a Hollywood whispering campaign. Because I don’t let the producer and director kiss me every morning or let them paw me they have spread the word in town that I am not a woman – that I am a cold piece of marble statuary. I guess Hollywood won’t consider me as anything except a cold hunk of marble until I divorce my husband, give my baby away and get name and photograph in all the newspapers. If that’s Hollywood’s idea of being a woman I am ready to quit now.” (1945)

“In a career that has lasted for over 60 years, I have acted, punched, swashbuckled and shot my way through an absurdly masculine profession.”

“Above all else, deep in my soul, I’m a tough Irishwoman.”

Lá Breithe Shona dhuit A mhuirnín!  ~ 
Happy Birthday Darling

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