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Maureen O’Hara (born August 17, 1920) passed away earlier today at ninety-five years of age after living the last few years with her grandson in Idaho. O’Hara, a no-nonsense Irish-American actress whose father frowned upon her dreams of becoming a stage actress, was one of the final surviving superstars of Hollywood’s Golden Age/height of the classic Studio System and leaves behind a body of work in which she is best remembered for playing headstrong, assertive characters that retained an extraordinary sense of warmth. O’Hara, as seen in the uppermost picture, received her only Oscar - an Honorary Academy Award - alongside Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Hayao Miyazaki last November (in that ceremony, Miyazaki, in his acceptance speech, remarked how ecstatic he was in finally meeting O’Hara).

Nine of the films she appeared in appear above. The names of the films follow (left-right, descending):

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) - directed by William Dieterle; also starring Charles Laughton, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, and Edmond O’Brien

How Green Was My Valley (1941) - directed by John Ford; also starring Walter Pidgeon, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, and Roddy McDowall; featuring music by Alfred Newman

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - directed and written by George Seaton; also starring John Payne, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn, Porter Hall, and Gene Lockhart

The Black Swan (1942) - directed by Henry King; also starring Tyrone Power

The Parent Trap (1961) - directed and written by David Swift; produced by Walt Disney and George Golitzen; also starring Hayley Mills, Brian Keith, Joanna Barnes, Charlie Ruggles, Cathleen Nesbitt, and Una Merkel

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) - directed by Henry Koster; also starring James Stewart and Fabian

McLintock! (1963) - directed by Andrew V. McLaglen; also starring John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, and Yvonne De Carlo

Only the Lonely (1991) - directed and written by Chris Columbus; also starring John Candy, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Quinn, and James Belushi; featuring music by Maurice Jarre

The Quiet Man (1952) - directed and co-produced by John Ford; also starring John Wayne, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, and Victor McLaglen; featuring music by Victor Young and cinematography by Winton Hoch

Other films of note: Jamaica Inn (1939), Dance Girl, Dance (1940), Rio Grande (1950), The Wings of Eagles (1957), Spencer’s Mountain (1963)


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Mayday Parade Premieres Awesome First Song Off New Album 'Black Lines': Exclusive
Mayday Parade is back! Over the past decade, the Florida-bred quintet has endured across countless trends in their scene, only to stay winning on a journey from the indies to a major label and back again. Their fifth studio album, Black Lines, is due Oct. 9 on Fearless Records, and Billboard is excited to premiere its first track.

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