Shirley O'Hara

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Shirley O'Hara
Born(1924-08-15)August 15, 1924
Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedDecember 13, 2002(2002-12-13) (aged 78)
Calabasas, California, U.S.
Years active1943–1995
Spouse(s)Jimmy McHugh Jr. (divorced)
Milton Krims (m. ?–1988; his death)

Shirley O'Hara (August 15, 1924 – December 13, 2002) was an American actress. She appeared in numerous films throughout the 1940s to the 1980s.[1]


O'Hara was born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1924. She began her acting career in 1943, appearing in films like Tarzan and the Amazons, The Chase, Higher and Higher and Ghost Ship (1952).[1]

During World War II, she received the Support for America award acknowledging her wartime efforts with the Hollywood Canteen.[1]

She also appeared in several TV series during the 1950s, including Fireside Theatre, Gunsmoke, The Millionaire, Racket Squad and Dragnet.[1]

During the early 1970s, she was appointed director of public relations of The Burbank Studios. In 1973, she played Mrs. Malone, a night school teacher, on the season four episode, "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer", in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Also, during the seventies, she appeared in the films Duel (1971) and Rocky (1976). She was also member of the Publicists Guild. She retired in 1995.[1]

Personal life[edit]

O'Hara was married twice, first to Jimmy McHugh Jr., whom she had one son, Jimmy McHugh III, and later to Milton Krims.[1]


O'Hara died in Calabasas, California from complications of diabetes at the age of 78.[1]

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