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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Demure, wistful, dark-haired Irish actress, most often in quiet roles, but carving her special niche in film history as Tarzan's Jane in the thirties. Married to director John Farrow from 1936 to his death in 1963. They had seven children, including actress Mia Farrow. In Hollywood from 1930, she was still to be seen in the occasional character role into her eighties. Died from a heart attack.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

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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:

Eric: We'll lose a lot of money if Jane doesn't help us.
Tarzan: Money?
Rita: Yes, money - you know, to get clothes and food and ...
Tarzan: Food, clothes, money?
Eric: No, Tarzan, you don't understand. Money isn't that, it's ...
Jane: Of course he doesn't understand. I hope he never does!


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: We are going into places where men's minds are tangled worse that the worst underbrush in the jungle, and I'm afraid. More afraid than I've ever been in my life. Everywhere we'll be met with lies and deceit. Your honesty and directness will only be handicaps.


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

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.

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

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