Irish Screen Icon Set To Receive Honorary Oscar 7 years ago

Irish Screen Icon Set To Receive Honorary Oscar

Hollywood sweetheart and legendary Irish actress, Maureen O’Hara, is set to be honoured by The Academy for her contribution to acting.

The screen icon is the only female on the list of recipients of the honorary Oscars 2014.


She will be honoured at an awards ceremony which will be held on November 8.

Dublin-born O’Hara was the star of renowned films such as The Quiet Man and Miracle on 34th Street over the course of her 75-year long career. She often worked alongside long-time actor and friend, John Wayne.

John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in The Wing of Eagles

The red-headed beauty, who was born in Ranelagh, also hit the top of the New York Times Bestseller list in 2004 with her autobiography, ‘Tis Herself.

Now 94 years of age and based in the USA, Maureen already has many accolades to her name, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish Film and Television Academy in 2004. She was named as Irish America’s ‘Irish American of the Year’ in 2005.