... that Maureen O'Hara's fiery looks make her perfect leading lady for the pirates and adventurers that were popular in movies in the forties and early fifties - she filled that role nine time in her career including Against All Flags, At Sword's Point, Bagdad, The Black Swan (pictured here), Flame of Araby, Jamaica Inn, Malaga and Sinbad the Sailor.
... that Maureen O'Hara wrote an autobiography called Tis Herself: An Autobiography which she says is "the tale of the toughest Irish lass who ever took on Hollywood and became a major leading lady of the silver screen."
... that Maureen O'Hara retired from acting when she was married to Charles Blair. He was an Air Force General and a Pan Am pilot who founded Antilles Airboats based in the Virgin Islands. When Charles Blair was killed in a plane crash Maureen O' Hara was elected CEO of the airline making her the first woman President of a scheduled airline.
... You know how stars are always saying the magazines make up stories about them? Apparently in 1957 stars sued Confidential magazine for false stories. Maureen O'Hara testified and you have to read this crazy story yourself because you probably wouldn't believe it if we told you.
... that the house Maureen O'Hara owns in St. Croix is for sale. You can take a tour here.
... Two of the most famous red headed women in a catfight. Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball in Dance, Girl, Dance from 1940.
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Maureen O'Hara's star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
7004 Hollywood Blvd.