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In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made her entrance into this caring haven on August 17,... See full bio »
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 2000 The Last Dance (TV Movie)
Helen Parker
 1998 Cab to Canada (TV Movie)
Katherine Eure
 1995 The Christmas Box (TV Movie)
Mary Parkin (Mrs. Parkin)
 1973 The Red Pony (TV Movie)
Ruth Tiflin
 1971 Big Jake
Martha McCandles
 1970 How Do I Love Thee?
Elsie Waltz
 1966 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
Sara Longstreet
- High Button Shoes (1966) ... Sara Longstreet
 1966 The Rare Breed
Martha Price
 1963 A Cry of Angels (TV Movie)
Susanna Cibber
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
Peggy Hobbs
 1962 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
- Spellbound (1962)
 1961 The Deadly Companions
Kit Tildon
 1960 Mrs. Miniver (TV Movie)
Mrs. Miniver
 1959 Our Man in Havana
Beatrice Severn
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Min Wead
 1956 Everything But the Truth
Joan Madison
 1956 Lisbon
Sylvia Merrill
 1955 The Magnificent Matador
Karen Harrison
 1955 The Long Gray Line
Mary O'Donnell
 1954 Malaga
Joanna Dana
 1953 War Arrow
Elaine Corwin
 1952 Against All Flags
Prudence 'Spitfire' Stevens
 1952 Kangaroo
Dell McGuire
 1952 At Sword's Point
Claire - daughter of Athos
 1951 Flame of Araby
Princess Tanya
 1950 Comanche Territory
Katie Howard
 1949 Father Was a Fullback
Elizabeth Cooper
 1949 The Forbidden Street
Adelaide 'Addie' Culver
 1948 Sitting Pretty
Tacey King
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Odalie 'Lilli' D'Arceneaux
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
Toni Donne
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Louise Martin
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Lt. Mary Carter
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Mary - Joss Merlyn's Niece
 1938 Little Miss Molly
Eileen O'Shea (as Maureen FitzSimons)
 1938 The Playboy
Secretary (as Maureen FitzSimons)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Lady Christine FitzSimons") in "Christine" on Broadway. Musical. Music by Sammy Fain. Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. Based on material by Pearl S. Buck and Charles K. Peck Jr., from the book, "My Indian Family" by Hilda Wernher. Vocal arrangements / dance arrangements by Trude Rittman. Music orchestrated by ... See more »

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Maureen FitzSimons


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[About John Ford's style of directing) Today most directors--not all, but most directors--are in another room watching the actors on a television screen. There are no connections with the actors, which is a shame, because John Ford connected with his cast. See more »


Her first screen test was for a 1938 British film called The Playboy (1938) at Elstree Studios, It was arranged by American bandleader Harry Richman, who was then appearing in Dublin. Despite her hating the experience ("I looked like Mata Hari") and Charles Laughton's opinion that it was awful, he signed her to a contract. RKO later purchased her contract from him and later sold part of it to ... See more »


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93 and still so beautiful. Here is a clip from 4-12-14 Betty-Please
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