Maureen FitzSimons, a.k.a., Maureen O’Hara, was born on Aug. 17, 1920, in Ranelagh, Ireland, on the outskirts of Dublin.

maureenAlthough Ms. O’Hara took on dual citizenship, she was intensely proud of her Irishness. She served as the grand marshal of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1999. When a journalist asked her in 2004 how she remained so beautiful, she explained: “I was Irish. I remain Irish. And Irish women don’t let themselves go.”

Source: The New York Times

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