Screen legend Maureen O'Hara to be laid to rest beside late husband

The funeral of actress Maureen O'Hara is to take place in the United States today
Staff reporter

ACTRESS Maureen O’Hara is to be buried alongside her late husband in Virginia's Arlington cemetery in the United States.

The Irish Hollywood legend passed away on October 24, aged 95 at her home in Idaho.

The Dublin-born actress, star of The Quiet Man and Miracle on 34th Street, reportedly said it was her last wish to be laid to rest beside her husband and World War two hero, Lt Col Charles Blair, who died in a plane crash in 1978. The couple were married for 10 years.

Many Hollywood stars as well Irish friends and family are expected to attend the funeral on Monday.

Among O'Hara's many other film classics were Jamaica Inn, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, How Green Was My Valley, The Spanish Main, Rio Grande and Against All Flags.

She was presented with an honorary Oscar for her body of work in 2014.

Also known as Maureen FitzSimons Blair, she took over her husband's company, Antilles Airboats, following his death and became the first woman president of a scheduled airline in the United States.

Other Hollywood stars buried at Arlington include World War II veteran Lee Marvin.


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