Maureen O’Hara’s fury as Oscar acceptance speech cut short
Irish movie legend Maureen O’Hara finally realised a lifelong dream on Saturday as she received an honorary Oscar for her services to show business.
However, the star was not happy as she was cut off while making her speech not once but twice.
O’Hara began her acting career in 1938 and has appeared in some all-time classic films such as How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man, Miracle on 34th Street and The Parent Trap.
She has worked with several greats during her career including John Wayne, Errol Flynn and Henry Fonda and is recognised as a legend in her own right, with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Despite her decades of success she never won an Oscar and presented with an honorary award at the Governor’s Ball on Saturday night.
She was introduced by Clint Eastwood and Liam Neeson who both spoke highly of her and her accomplishments. Neeson even said that he had always had a crush on O’Hara.
The 94-year-old sang the classic Irish ballad Danny Boy as she was wheeled onto the stage to collect her award.
As the actress was in the middle of her speech the producers tried to cut her off. O’Hara has lost none of her fiery nature and shouted: ““Oh no, you have to give me a few more minutes.”
She was allowed to continue but later her microphone was removed from her dress. She kicked off her shoe in anger as she was wheeled off the stage by Eastwood.
Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki was also presented with an honorary award at the ceremony. However he said that his highlight was that he: “got to meet Maureen O’Hara today.”