Maureen O’Hara, one of the last living Golden Age actors, died in her sleep this morning in her home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95.
O’Hara was known for her red hair and for playing characters that were just as fiery. Highlights of her 56-film resume include her most enduring film, Miracle on 34th Street, and her biggest critical success, The Quiet Man. Though she was never nominated for any competitive award, O’Hara was presented with an honorary Oscar late last year and has been honored since 2004 by the Irish-American community.
She is survived by her daughter and grandchild.