Sad news for film fans this Saturday: Legendary actress Maureen O'Hara has passed away. According to a statement from her family, he 95-year-old actress passed away in her family's home in Boise, Idaho, surrounded by her loved ones. The actress was famous for not only her bright red locks, but also for her esteemed roles in movies like The Quiet Man and Miracle on 34th Street. Along with her acting endeavours, the Irish-American female icon O'Hara always shared her words of wisdom through notable quotes.
Saturday morning, her family and supporters had nothing but kind things to say about the talented actress. This morning, her family, the FitzSimons, released a touching statement, saying:
It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen O’Hara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes. Maureen was our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family as they celebrated her life listening to music from her favorite movie, The Quiet Man.
In terms of her esteemed acting career, the FitzSimons also had some touching words to say in their released statement:
Her characters were feisty and fearless, just as she was in real life. She was also proudly Irish and spent her entire lifetime sharing her heritage and the wonderful culture of the Emerald Isle with the world. Later in life, she became the first woman president of a commercially scheduled airline in the United States.
O'Hara was a woman of wisdom, and her many notable quotes are a reminder of that fact. Her quotes are an inspiration to women everywhere, and there is reason for that. Here are a few of her most memorable quotes on topics that were near and dear to her heart:
In a 1991 interview, O'Hara said: "I do like to get my own way. But don't think I'm not acting when I'm up there. And don't think I always get my own way. There have been crushing disappointments. But when that happens, I say, `Find another hill to climb."
...On Her Career
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal , O'Hara shared: "You get mad when you're younger. When you get to be my age, you're just regretful and wonder what it would have been like if you had won all those things. But after all, I made 60 movies and I think at least three-quarters were bloody fine. So I really have nothing to regret. It's just me being spoiled."
...On Being More Than Just A Pretty Face
In her autobiography 'Tis Herself, O'Hara stated, "I've always been a tough Irish lass. I proved there was a bloody good actress in me. It wasn't just my face. I gave bloody good performances."
...On Having Faith
In a 2003 interview with Larry King, The Quiet Man actress told him: "Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to."
O'Hara's talents and wisdom will always be remembered, and her legacy will live on with these quotes, as well as her place in film history.
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