I didn’t make any resolutions this year but had I done so, this would have been on the list. The goal? To keep straight the who’s who between Maureen O’Sullivan, Margaret Sullavan, and Maureen O’Hara. Uff da!
Me Tarzan, She Jane – O’Sullivan played the role of Jane in six Tarzan films in the 30′s and early 40′s.
Who Wouldn’t Throw Themselves at Nick Charles? – She had a prominent role in The Thin Man (my second favorite film.)
Rosemary’s Mother – Maureen O’Sullivan is Mia Farrow’s mother. Did not know that.
I Love the The-ah-tah – Sullavan only made 16 films. She preferred acting on the stage.
Dear Friend, – Of the sixteen movies, four co-starred James Stewart including The Shop Around the Corner, which You’ve Got Mail is based on.
Tinseltown Wedding Bells – She was married to actor Henry Fonda, director William Wyler, and agent Leland Hayward.
Irish Rose – The Irish-born O’Hara was known for her beautiful red hair.
The Duchess – O’Hara made five films with John Wayne including The Quiet Man and Rio Grande.
Mother May I? – She played “mom” to Natalie Wood in Miracle on 34th Street and Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap.