Maureen O’Sullivan Movies List

Maureen O’Sullivan
Maureen O’Sullivan
Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Tarzan the Ape Man

Actor Maureen O’Sullivan Filmography

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Stranded ( English )
Artist: Ione Skye , Maureen O’Sullivan , Joe Morton , Michael Peter Balzary , Cameron Dye
Director: Fleming B. Fuller
Release date: 20-11-1987
Peggy Sue Got Married
Peggy Sue Got Married ( English )
Music Director: John Barry
Release date: 05-10-1986
Hannah and Her Sisters
Director: Woody Allen
Release date: 07-02-1986
That's Entertainment, Part II
Director: Gene Kelly
Release date: 17-05-1976
The Crooked Hearts
The Crooked Hearts ( English )
Music Director: Allen S. Epstein
Release date: 08-11-1972
The Phynx
The Phynx ( English )
Artist: Michael A. Miller , Ray Chippeway , Dennis Larden , Lonny Stevens , Lou Antonio
Director: Lee H. Katzin
Music Director: Mike Stoller
Release date: 06-03-1970
The Tall T
The Tall T ( English )
Artist: Randolph Scott , Richard Boone , Maureen O’Sullivan , Arthur Hunnicutt , Skip Homeier
Director: Budd Boetticher
Music Director: Heinz Roemheld
Release date: 02-04-1957
The Steel Cage
The Steel Cage ( English )
Artist: Paul Kelly , Maureen O’Sullivan , Walter Slezak , John Ireland , Lawrence Tierney
Director: Walter Doniger
Release date: 01-12-1954
Duffy of San Quentin
Duffy of San Quentin ( English )
Artist: Louis Hayward , Joanne Dru , Paul Kelly , Maureen O’Sullivan , George Macready
Director: Walter Doniger
Music Director: Paul Dunlap
Release date: 16-03-1954
All I Desire
All I Desire ( English )
Artist: Barbara Stanwyck , Richard Carlson , Lyle Bettger , Marcia Henderson , Lori Nelson
Director: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 25-06-1953
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Maureen O’Sullivan Biography

Maureen Paula O’Sullivan was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, on May 17, 1911. The future mother of Mia Farrow was a schooldays classmate of Vivien Leigh at the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Roehampton in London. Even as a schoolgirl, Maureen desired an acting career; she studied hard and read widely. When the opportunity to be an actress came along, it almost dropped in her lap. The director Frank Borzage was in Dublin filming “Song o’ My Heart” (1930) when Maureen, then 18, met him. Borzage suggested a screen test, which she took. The results were more than favorable, as she won the part of Eileen O’Brien. The part was a substantial one, so much so that Maureen went on to Hollywood to complete the filming. Once in sunny California, Maureen wasted no time landing roles in other films such as “Just Imagine” (1930), “Princess and the Plumber” (1930), and “So This Is London” (1930). Maureen was on a roll that her contemporaries could only have wished for when they were coming up through the ranks. In 1932, Maureen was teamed up with Olympic medal winner Johnny Weissmuller for the first time in “Tarzan the Ape Man” (1932). Five other Tarzan films followed, the last being “Tarzan’s New York Adventure” (1942). The Tarzan epics rank as one of the most memorable series ever made. Most people agree that those movies would not have been successful had it not been for the fine acting talents, not to mention beauty, of Maureen O’Sullivan. But she was more than Jane Parker in the Tarzan films; she had great roles and played beautifully in films such as “The Flame Within” (1935), “David Copperfield” (1935), and “Anna Karenina” (1935). She turned in yet another fine performance in “Pride and Prejudice” (1940). After the 1940s, Maureen made far fewer films, not because she lost popularity but by choice. It isn’t always easy to walk away from a lucrative career, but she did because she wanted to devote more time to her husband, John Farrow, an Australian writer, and their seven children. The couple were married from 1936 until his death in 1963. She did not, however, retire completely; Maureen still found time to make an occasional appearance in films or TV or on the stage. Later movie-goers remember her as Elizabeth Alvorg in the hit film “Peggy Sue Got Married” (1986). Her final silver screen appearance was in “The River Pirates” (1988). Some TV movies followed, but only until 1996. She maintained homes in New Hampshire and Arizona, and it was in Scottsdale that Maureen died on June 23, 1998, of a heart attack. She was 87 years old.

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