Maureen O'Hara, an actress most known for her starring roles in 1961's The Parent Trap and 1947's Miracle on 34th Street, has sadly died. She was 95-years-old.
Maureen passed away in her sleep from natural causes at her home in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, Oct. 24, the star's family confirmed to The Irish Times.
"Maureen was our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family as they celebrated her life listening to music from her favorite movie, The Quiet Man," an official statement from her family read.
Maureen in January 1950. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Her characters were feisty and fearless, just as she was in real life," the statement continued. "She was also proudly Irish and spent her entire lifetime sharing her heritage and the wonderful culture of the Emerald Isle with the world."
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Maureen first rose to Hollywood fame in 1939's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and went on to have a career spanning more than six decades. In addition to her roles in The Parent Trap and Miracle on 34th Street, her acting credits include The Foxes of Harrow (1947), Sitting Pretty (1948), Father Was a Fullback (1949), The Wings of Eagles (1957) and McClintock (1963), among others.
The iconic actress — who received an Honorary Oscar in 2014 — is survived by her daughter, Bronwyn FitzSimons, her grandson, Conor FitzSimons, and two great-grandchildren.
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