Maureen O'Hara
Honoree actress Maureen O'Hara poses during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California November 8, 2014. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

Irish actress Maureen O’Hara, who starred in many famous movie like “Miracle on 34th Street,” and “The Quiet Man,” has died at 95.

The green-eyed beauty died Saturday in her sleep at her home in Boise, Idaho, her longtime manager Johnny Nicoletti confirmed to Star Tribune, adding that they played the music from her favourite film, “The Quiet Man.”

One of her famous films, “The Quiet Man,” was directed by John Ford, who also directed O’Hara in four other movies: “How Green Was My Valley,” “Rio Grande,” “Long Gray Line” and “Wings of Eagles.”

The actress respected Ford and called him by the moniker, “Pappy.” However, she also found him difficult to work with because of his nature. “At times [we] wanted to punch him in the nose. But Ford was a genius. He was talented, and intolerable,” the late actress told The LA Times in 2004.

In her golden days, O'Hara was known as the “Queen of Technicolor” because of her gorgeous flame-coloured wavy hair, bright green eyes and flawless pale complexion, writes the website. Alhough never nominated for an Oscar, O’Hara was one of the biggest stars in films of the 1940s and ’50s.

After spending almost a decade in Hollywood, she starred in 25 films but was known for her roles in only three of them: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “How Green Was My Valley” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”

In her final feature film “Only the Lonely” (1991), the actress played the mother to funnyman John Candy. The actress, who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, received a long overdue honorary Academy award in 2014. O’Hara is survived by a grandson and her daughter Bronwyn FitzSimons, who lives in Ireland, and two great-grandchildren.

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