Maureen O'Hara (August 17, 1920) is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and long-time friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, 'Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and was a New York Times Bestseller. In addition to her acting skills, O'Hara had a soprano voice and described singing as her first love.