Maureen O'Sullivan Biography (1911-1998)

Full name, Maureen Paula O'Sullivan; born May 17, 1911, in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland; died of a heart attack, June 23, 1998, in Scottsdale, AZ; daughter of Charles Joseph and Mary Lovatt (Fraser) O'Sullivan; married John Villiers Farrow (a director and writer; died, January, 1963); married James E. Cushing, August, 1983; children: (first marriage) Michael, Patrick, Maria (known as Mia; an actress), John, Prudence, Stephanie, and Theresa (known as Tisa; an actress) Farrow.

Birth Details
May 17, 1911
Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Death Details
June 23, 1998
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • Eileen O'Brien, Song o' My Heart, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1930.
  • Elinor Worthing, So This Is London, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1930.
  • LN-18, Just Imagine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1930.
  • Princess Louise, Princess and the Plumber, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1930.
  • Kathleen Kearny, Skyline, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1931.
  • Alisande, A Connecticut Yankee (also known as The Yankee at King Arthur'sCourt), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1931.
  • Doris, The Big Shot (also known as The Optimist), RKO Radio Pictures, 1931.
  • Jane, Tarzan the Ape Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1932.
  • Lynn Harding, Skyscraper Souls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1932.
  • Madeline Arnold, Strange Interlude (also known as Strange Interval), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1932.
  • Joyce Moore, The Silver Lining (also known as Thirty Days), United Artists, 1932.
  • Winnie Marble, Payment Deferred, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1932.
  • Miss Barton, Okay, America! (also known as The Penalty of Fame), Universal, 1932.
  • Sally, Fast Companions (also known as Caliente and The Information Kid),Universal, 1932.
  • Pat Severn, Tugboat Annie, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1933.
  • Shirley Lorraine, Stage Mother, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1933.
  • Helen, Robbers' Roost, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1933.
  • Molly Kelly, The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble, Universal, 1933.
  • Dorothy Wynant, The Thin Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1934.
  • Henrietta Barrett, Barretts of Wimpole Street (also known as Forbidden Alliance), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1934.
  • Jane, Tarzan and His Mate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1934.
  • Dora, David Copperfield, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1934.
  • Pauline, Hide-Out, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1934.
  • Ann, Woman Wanted, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935.
  • Linda Belton, The Flame Within, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935.
  • Kitty, Anna Karenina, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935.
  • Hester, The Bishop Misbehaves (also known as The Bishop's Misadventures),Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935.
  • Lenore, Cardinal Richelieu (also known as Richelieu), United Artists, 1935.
  • Skip Carter, West Point of the Air, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935.
  • Jane, Tarzan Escapes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1936.
  • Camden Terry, The Voice of Bugle Ann, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1936.
  • Lorraine Lavond, The Devil Doll (also known as The Witch of Timbuctoo), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1936.
  • Martha Aldrich, My Dear Miss Aldrich, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937.
  • Claire Donahue, Between Two Women, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937.
  • Judy Standish, A Day at the Races, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937.
  • Molly Beaumont, A Yank at Oxford, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937.
  • Maria, The Emperor's Candlesticks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937.
  • June Evans, Hold That Kiss, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938.
  • Madelon, Port of Seven Seas, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938.
  • Alexandra Benson, Spring Madness, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938.
  • Sheila Carson, The Crowd Roars, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938.
  • Jane, Tarzan Finds a Son, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939.
  • Mary Roberts, Let Us Live, Columbia, 1939.
  • Jane Bennett, Pride and Prejudice, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940.
  • Abigail, Maisie Was a Lady, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940.
  • Linda Lockwood, Sporting Blood, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940.
  • Jane, Tarzan's Secret Treasure, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1941.
  • Jane, Tarzan's New York Adventure, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942.
  • Herself, Unusual Occupations (documentary short), Paramount, 1947.
  • Georgette Stroud, The Big Clock, Paramount, 1948.
  • Julie, Where Danger Lives, RKO Radio Pictures, 1950.
  • Nan Kyle, No Resting Place, Classic, 1951.
  • Marion Drew, Bonzo Goes to College, Universal, 1952.
  • Sara Harper, All I Desire, Universal, 1953.
  • Nancy Slocum, Mission over Korea, Columbia, 1953.
  • Gladys Duffy, Duffy of San Quentin (also known as Men behind Bars), Warner Bros., 1954.
  • Gladys Duffy, The Steel Cage, United Artists, 1954.
  • Doretta Mims, The Tall T, Columbia, 1957.
  • Emma Breslin, Wild Heritage, Universal, 1958.
  • Edith Lambert, Never Too Late, Warner Bros., 1965.
  • Herself, The Phynx, Warner Bros., 1970.
  • Mother, Too Scared to Scream (also known as The Doorman), Movie Store, 1985.
  • Norma, Hannah and Her Sisters, Orion, 1986.
  • Elizabeth Alvorg, Peggy Sue Got Married, TriStar, 1986.
  • Grace Clark, Stranded, New Line Cinema, 1987.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
  • Lillian Stanton, The Crooked Hearts, 1972.
  • Lady Doyle, The Great Houdini (also known as The Great Houdinis), 1976.
  • Aunt Sue, Good Ole Boy: A Delta Boyhood (also known as Good Old Boy and The River Pirates), The Disney Channel, 1988.
  • Aunt Mildred, With Murder in Mind (also known as With Savage Intent), CBS, 1992.
  • Helen Taylor, "The Habitation of Dragons," TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1992.
  • Eleanor Biddlecomb, "Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is," NBC FridayNight Mystery, NBC, 1994.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
  • Happy Birthday, Hollywood!, ABC, 1987.
  • MGM: When the Lion Roars (also known as The MGM Story), TNT, 1992.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
  • Today, NBC, 1963.
  • Guiding Light, CBS, 1984.
  • Search for Tomorrow, NBC, 1985.
  • "Jean Harlow: Platinum Bombshell," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1996.
  • "Tarzan: The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1996.
  • Also appeared in Playhouse 90, CBS; Alcoa Presents, ABC; and in Screen Gems.
  • Stage Appearances.
  • Nancy Fallon, A Roomful of Roses, Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1961.
  • Edith Lambert, Never Too Late, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1962, later produced at Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, England.
  • Nettie Cleary, The Subject Was Roses, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City,1965.
  • Marian Plummer, The 5:07, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL, 1967.
  • Daisy Brady, Keep It in the Family, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1967.
  • You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1968.
  • Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez, Charley's Aunt, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • Mrs. Grant, The Front Page, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • Eleanor Hunter, No Sex, Please, We're British, Ritz Theatre, New York City, then London, England, 1973.
  • Amanda Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Cohoes Music Hall, Clifton Park, NY, 1977.
  • Pygmalion, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1978.
  • Esther Crampton, Mornings at Seven, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1980.
  • Credits; Major Tours
  • Edith Lambert, Never Too Late, U.S. cities, 1965.
  • Nettie Cleary, The Subject Was Roses, U.S. cities, 1966-67.
  • The Pleasure of His Company, U.S. cities, 1971.
  • Sabrina Fair, 1975.

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