John Wayne and Maureen O’HaraAnnouncement Date : Jan 1 , 1952
In the early 1950’s, Wayne and co-star Maureen O’Hara made their first on screen appearance together in the final installment of John Ford’s cavalry trio, “Rio Grande” (1950).
The stars would appear onscreen together several times over the next twenty years. Whether as Kirby and Kathleen Yorke (“Rio Grande,” 1950); Sean Thornton and Mary Kate Danaher (“The Quiet Man,” 1952); Spig and Min Wead (“Wings of Eagles,” 1957); George Washington and Katherine Gilhooley McLintock (“McLintock!” 1963); or Jacob and Martha McCandles (“Big Jake,” 1971) – the pair always delighted motion picture audiences with their memorable and witty theatrical performances.
Named “Star of the Decade” by the Motion Picture Herald, Wayne graced his first Time Magazine on March 3, 1952.