the beautiful Maureen O'Hara/••••She was one of my favorites, mostly because she frequently played opposite John Wayne, who was Daddy's favorite & mine by association. She & Patricia Neal were the only tall actresses around about then so one of them usually was cast w/Wayne. Her life was not always happy & John Ford, who frequently directed Wayne films, was a rattlesnake to work with, but she was a trooper!
In 1958 newspapers complied a list of the 12 most powerful actors in Hollywood. They were named, the “Golden Dozen”. From L-R: Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, William Holden, Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, John Wayne