Maureen O’Hara played Esmeralda in the 1939 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
-Her Stage name of O’Hara was forced on her to fit marquees.
-Named her only child Bronwyn after a character from How Green was my Valley.
-Did all her own stunts. In the seen in Hunchback were Quasimodo is holding her up to the crowd after saving her from hanging, O’Hara did that with a stunt man without a safety net and it was cobblestone below. I believe in her autobiography she goes more into detail.
If you want to learn more about Maureen O’Hara you can read her autobiography ‘Tis Herself: An Autobiography. It’s a good read. I recommend it.Follow thehunchblog