Maureen O’Hara, Irish-Born Actress Known as Queen of Technicolor, Dies at 95

October 24, 2015 5:42 PM

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Maureen O’Hara, Irish-Born Actress Known as Queen of Technicolor, Dies at 95

Maureen O’Hara, the spirited Irish-born actress who played strong-willed, tempestuous beauties opposite all manner of adventurers in escapist movies of the 1940s and ’50s, died on Saturday at her home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95.

Ms. O’Hara was called the Queen of Technicolor, because when that film process first came into use, nothing seemed to show off its splendor better than her rich red hair, bright green eyes and flawless peaches-and-cream complexion. One critic praised her in an otherwise negative review of the 1950 f...

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