Maureen O'Hara 1925-2015

Maureen O'Hara died peacefully in her sleep today at the age of 95. The screen legend from Hollywood's Golden Age was easily the biggest Irish movie star of the time, her breakthrough role as Esmeralda coming at the age of just 19 in the 1939 classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with Charles Laughton. Her other films included How Green Was My Valley, Dance Girl Dance, Sinbad the Sailor, Miracle on 24th Street, The Parent Trap, and five films she made with best friend and co-star John Wayne, including Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, and McLintock. O'Hara was finally awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement just last year, amazingly, coming after a legendary career which earned her no individual nominations for acting.