Maureen O'Hara, Dead at 95

Maureen O'HaraMaureen O'Hara was 95. She was the actress who appeared in classics ranging from the grim How Green Was My Valley to the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street.

More recently, she appeared as John Candy's feisty mother in Only the Lonely.

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I know this is about Maureen O'Hara but by gosh that John Candy was a likable fellow. The kind of guy you would root for. 'Get the girl.' 'Get the job.' 'Get the prize.'

October 25, 2015 @ 10:36 PM


@ Mike

Thank you. I have just added this movie to my list in Netflix. "Only the Lonely" may not immediately come to mind when thinking of John Candy (1950-1994), but seeing him with Maureen O'Hara (one of Hollywood's last real stars) made this film a "must watch again" for me. John Candy comedies are truly timeless.

As a frequent patron of the original Second City cast at the Old Fire Hall way back in the late 70's, I recently made a point of reading Martin Short's excellent memoir, "I Must Say", and Andrea Martin's "Lady Parts". Their reflections on John, the friend they lost too soon, are beautiful. He was a truly remarkable man, both on and off screen.

October 26, 2015 @ 8:20 AM

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