BORN: 8/17/1920, Dublin, Ireland
INDUCTED: 2008, 71-percent majority
The Hair Fan who submitted Maureen O'Hara's name admitted it was a choice from "left field." But viewers of classic movies from this actress's career easily understood. Some people have dubbed her the "Queen of Technicolor," because her red hair was eye-catching on film from the 1940s through the 1960's. It probably also helped her succeed when she sang on a couple of albums.
One of O'Hara's first starring roles was in the 1947 black-and-white fantasy Miracle on 34th Street. But even then, her conservatively-pinned style was intriguing to watch.
The thrills were in the back, with perfectly rolled-in curls which were precisely set. The hair bounced forward in one scene, but snapped back in line without any difficulty.
O'Hara trimmed her hair for one movie Hair Fans recommended. The Parent Trap of 1961 featured interesting bangs across the forehead - a look she maintained for several years afterward. Whatever the style, her color seemed to matter most to her supporters. Red hair may be rare, but she shows it can be well done.
FOR CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVE: Maureen O'Hara Magazine
FOR CLASSIC PHOTOS AND CLIPS FROM MOVIES: The IMDB web site
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