Maureen O'Sullivan Overview:

Legendary actress, Maureen O'Sullivan, was born Maureen Paula O'Sullivan on May 17, 1911 in Boyle, Ireland. O'Sullivan died at the age of 87 on Jun 23, 1998 in Scottsdale, AZ and was laid to rest in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. O'Sullivan was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Maureen O'Sullivan Quotes:

Martin Arlington: But he's got to understand. Every penny we've got in the world is tied up in this.
Jane Parker: Tarzan knows nothing about money. That wouldn't mean anything to him.
Harry Holt: Well, what's the harm? They're all dead.
[referring to the elephants in the Elephants Graveyard]
Jane Parker: It's as thought somebody asked you to rob a graveyard back home.
Martin Arlington: But these are animals. They're not humans. This is different.
Jane Parker: Not to him.


Pat Brennan: Did you love him?
Doretta Mims: I married him.
Pat Brennan: That's not what I asked.
Doretta Mims: Yes! Yes, I did.
Pat Brennan: Mrs. Mims, you're a liar. You didn't love him, and never for one minute thought he loved you. That's true, isn't it?
Doretta Mims: Do you know what it's like to be alone in a camp full of roughneck miners, and a father who holds a quiet hatred for you because you're not the son he's always wanted? Yes, I married Willard Mims because I couldn't stand being alone anymore. I know all the time he didn't love me, but I didn't care. I thought I'd make him love me... by the time that he asked me to marry him, I'd told myself inside for so long that I believed it was me he cared for and not the money.


Jane Parker: The best weapon a woman has is a man's imagination.


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Maureen O'Sullivan Facts
Ex-mother-in-law of Frank Sinatra and André Previn. Daughter Mia Farrow also had a long-term relationship with Woody Allen.

Was a favorite of Irving Thalberg and Louis B. Mayer at MGM and they had big plans for her as a big star. Thalberg's sudden death at age 37 of pneumonia in 1936 put a big damper on the momentum in her pursuit of stardom and was soon relegated to romantic interest roles.

Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "I Was a Monster Movie Maker" (McFarland & Co., 2001).

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