Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Maureen O'Sullivan (1911-1998) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles.
Irish born actress best remembered as Jane opposite Johnny Weissmuller in six Tarzan pictures for MGM beginning with Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). Made her screen debut in 1930 after being discovered by director Frank Borzage, who was filming on location in Ireland. In Hollywood, O'Sullivan also starred in a number of worthy classics not including the name Tarzan in their titles: Tugboat Annie (1933), The Thin Man (1934),The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), David Copperfield (1935), Anna Karenina (1935) starring Greta Garbo, and A Day at the Races (1937) with the Marx Brothers are just a few of her best titles from the 1930s alone, followed by her performance as one of the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice (1940). I also recommend Hide-Out (1934) and Woman Wanted (1935) from this era. O'Sullivan married director John Farrow and took a few years off from the screen in the 1940s to take care her family, including daughter Mia Farrow, one of seven children. She returned in two movies directed by her husband, The Big Clock (1948) and Where Danger Lives (1950), and later impressed in the Budd Boetticher Western The Tall T (1957) starring Randolph Scott. O'Sullivan continued working on stage and screens both big and small as it suited her, eventually even acting alongside daughter Mia in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).
Birthday: May 17