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TCM plans 12-film tribute to legendary actress Maureen O'Hara on Nov. 20

TCM plans 12-film tribute to legendary actress Maureen O'Hara on Nov. 20
TCM will pay tribute to the legendary actress Maureen O'Hara on Nov. 20. (Associated Press)

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the legacy of the legendary actress Maureen O'Hara with a 24-hour film tribute on November 20.

Often referred to as the Queen of Technicolor due to her flaming red hair, the spirited Irish actress was beloved by movie audiences for over 50 years.

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She was a favorite of director John Ford, appearing in such classics as the 1941 best picture winner "How Green Was My Valley" and his 1952 masterpiece "The Quiet Man," and was frequently paired with John Wayne.

O'Hara, who earned an honorary Oscar a year ago, died Saturday at 95.

Among the films screening on TCM are Alfred Hitchcock's 1939 thriller "Jamaica Inn"; four films she made with Wayne — 1963's "McLintock!," 1971's "Big Jake," "The Quiet Man" and Ford's 1957 biopic "The Wings of Eagles" — and such swashbucklers as 1947's "Sinbad the Sailor" and 1945's "The Spanish Main."

The celebration also includes Sam Peckinpah's feature directorial debut, 1961's "The Deadly Companions," with O'Hara and Brian Keith.

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