Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O’Hara (center) with Bill and Hillary Thompson

Irish-born redhead Maureen O’Hara knew from an early age she wanted to act. After years of training, she was finally “discovered,” if you will, as ayoung woman by Charles Laughton, considered one of thye world’s finest actors.

Her first movie came in 1938, and it launched an award-winning career that spanned decades.

I met her in 2004. She had just written a memoir that included her recollections of working with some of the greatest names in movie history: director John Ford. Her longtime friend and co-star John Wayne. Even John Candy.

And, as you’re about to hear, she was eyewitness to the start of one of Hollywood’s romances.

So here now, from 2004, Maureen O’Hara.

Maureen O’Hara died in 2015. Next Monday, August 17th, would have been her 100th birthday.