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Maureen O'Sullivan was best known for her role as Jane in the original Tarzan franchise.

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Maureen O'Sullivan and Vivian Leigh

Tarzan

The Hollywood movie industry is pretty much a family business. Having a relative in the business is not the only way to get into the industry, of course, but it certainly doesn't hurt. Having a relative who enjoys greater success than another family member is not always such a bad thing, but when the relative attracts too much attention from the gossip columnists, familial relations can be understandably strained.

Maureen O'Sullivan, born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland, 1911, was better known for her screen appearances than her personal life, although she did have a few brushes with scandal. Her father was an officer in the Connaught Rangers serving in WWI. As a youngster, Maureen was entranced by the movies, and while attending a convent school in Dublin her enthusiasm was credited with causing a classmate to pursue an acting career as well, Vivien Leigh.

Director Frank Borzage was in Ireland to film Song o' My Heart (1930) for Twentieth Century Fox when he spotted 18-year-old Maureen at a Dublin horse show and invited her for a screen-test. The test was successful enough that she not only won the role, she was invited to Hollywood to complete filming. She made six more films for Fox and signed with MGM in 1932. After a series of roles for them and other studios, Irving Thalberg chose her to co-star as Jane Parker with Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). Although the script was greatly changed from the popular adventure novels, writer Edgar Rice Burroughs highly approved of O'Sullivan playing the part and helped her to become Jane. Maureen teamed with Weissmuller five more times in the Tarzan franchise, which occasionally drew criticism for her scanty costumes.

Maureen appeared in The Thin Man (1934) with William Powell and Myrna Loy, in Anna Karenina (1935) with Greta Garbo and Basil Rathbone, and with the Marx Brothers in A Day at the Races (1937). In 1936, she married Australian-American film writer John Farrow.

Maureen O'Sullivan

Farrow and Maureen would have seven children together, including Mia (their third). Despite a thriving career and new to fatherhood, John went to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1939 to volunteer for service in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was invalided out of the service in 1942, and Maureen asked to be let out of her contract after the release of Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) so she could care for him. Mia was born in 1945.

When Maureen returned to work, it was in a film directed by John, the Paramount noir thriller The Big Clock (1948). She effectively retired from the movies after her oldest son, Michael, was killed in a pilot-training accident in 1958. At the encouragement of actor Pat O'Brien, she became involved in summer stock and eventually appeared on Broadway. Soon after her debut on the Great White Way, John Farrow suffered a fatal heart attack in 1963.

When her daughter Mia Farrow suddenly married Sinatra in 1966, Maureen is said to have quipped "At his age, he should marry me!" Maureen played Mia's mother in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, Soon-yi also made a pre-adolescent cameo appearance). Twenty years a widow, Maureen married building contractor James Cushing in 1983 and stayed with him for the rest of her life.

Maureen O'Sullivan died from complications resulting from heart surgery on June 23, 1998. She was 87. A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated in 1991 honoring contributions to Motion Pictures by Maureen O'Sullivan. Her Star faces one honoring Johnny Weismuller. 

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    total playtime 24 hours, 58 min
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      37 shows - total playtime 24 hours 58 minutes
      1. Cavalcade Of America 430628 Sky Nursemaid.mp3
      2. Cavalcade Of America 470421 Doctor And President.mp3
      3. Chase And Sanborn 390129 Maureen Osullivan.mp3
      4. Chase Sanborn 390129 Maureen Osullivan Sterling Holloway.mp3
      5. Eftb 440523 19 Quality Street.mp3
      6. Encore 460716 07 Now Voyager.mp3
      7. Ft 470529 016 Three Way Love.mp3
      8. Ft 480610 070 Once Upon Golden Afternoon.mp3
      9. Ft 480909 083 Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet.mp3
      10. Ft 490810 130 Fountain Of Youth.mp3
      11. Ft 491116 144 By Sun And Candlelight.mp3
      12. Ft 500823 184 20000 Leagues Under Sea.mp3
      13. Ft 511003 239 Kid From Scratch Gravel.mp3
      14. Ft 521015 289 Heart Also Sees.mp3
      15. Ft 531028 342 Fine Wedding For Angelita.mp3
      16. Ft 550518 421 Every Good Boy Does Fine.mp3
      17. Ft 570827 536 Sylvia.mp3
      18. Good News Of 380217 016 Jack Benny.mp3
      19. Good News Of 380331 022 Louis B Mayer.mp3
      20. Good News Of 381110 046 Lionel Barrymore.mp3
      21. Lux Radio 390213 Return Of Peter Grimm Barrymoore Osullivan.mp3
      22. Lux Radio 411124 327 Maisie Was Lady.mp3
      23. Lux Radio 440110 Constant Nymph Boyer Osullivan.mp3
      24. Lux Radio 440424 This Land Is Mine Laughton Osullivan.mp3
      25. Lux Radio 441218 Berkeley Square Colman Osullivan.mp3
      26. Lux Radio 481122 Big Clock Ray Milland Maureen Osullivan.mp3
      27. Lux Radio 490708 Big Clock Ray Milland Maureen Osullivan.mp3
      28. Nbc University 490227 029 Heart Of Midlothian.mp3
      29. Nbc University 490806 052 Death Of Heart.mp3
      30. Nbc University 490903 056 Precious Bane.mp3
      31. Sdp 490708 024 Big Clock.mp3
      32. Sgt 400303 Winter In Paris.mp3
      33. Sgt 431122 171 Immortal Sergeant.mp3
      34. Sgt 440320 188 Constant Nymph.mp3
      35. Silver 390226 035 Dear Victim.mp3
      36. Suspense 440727 Black Shawl.mp3
      37. Words Music Episode 13.mp3
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    37 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 24 hours, 58 min
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      37 shows - total playtime 24 hours 58 minutes
      1. Cavalcade Of America 430628 Sky Nursemaid.mp3
      2. Cavalcade Of America 470421 Doctor And President.mp3
      3. Chase And Sanborn 390129 Maureen Osullivan.mp3
      4. Chase Sanborn 390129 Maureen Osullivan Sterling Holloway.mp3
      5. Eftb 440523 19 Quality Street.mp3
      6. Encore 460716 07 Now Voyager.mp3
      7. Ft 470529 016 Three Way Love.mp3
      8. Ft 480610 070 Once Upon Golden Afternoon.mp3
      9. Ft 480909 083 Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet.mp3
      10. Ft 490810 130 Fountain Of Youth.mp3
      11. Ft 491116 144 By Sun And Candlelight.mp3
      12. Ft 500823 184 20000 Leagues Under Sea.mp3
      13. Ft 511003 239 Kid From Scratch Gravel.mp3
      14. Ft 521015 289 Heart Also Sees.mp3
      15. Ft 531028 342 Fine Wedding For Angelita.mp3
      16. Ft 550518 421 Every Good Boy Does Fine.mp3
      17. Ft 570827 536 Sylvia.mp3
      18. Good News Of 380217 016 Jack Benny.mp3
      19. Good News Of 380331 022 Louis B Mayer.mp3
      20. Good News Of 381110 046 Lionel Barrymore.mp3
      21. Lux Radio 390213 Return Of Peter Grimm Barrymoore Osullivan.mp3
      22. Lux Radio 411124 327 Maisie Was Lady.mp3
      23. Lux Radio 440110 Constant Nymph Boyer Osullivan.mp3
      24. Lux Radio 440424 This Land Is Mine Laughton Osullivan.mp3
      25. Lux Radio 441218 Berkeley Square Colman Osullivan.mp3
      26. Lux Radio 481122 Big Clock Ray Milland Maureen Osullivan.mp3
      27. Lux Radio 490708 Big Clock Ray Milland Maureen Osullivan.mp3
      28. Nbc University 490227 029 Heart Of Midlothian.mp3
      29. Nbc University 490806 052 Death Of Heart.mp3
      30. Nbc University 490903 056 Precious Bane.mp3
      31. Sdp 490708 024 Big Clock.mp3
      32. Sgt 400303 Winter In Paris.mp3
      33. Sgt 431122 171 Immortal Sergeant.mp3
      34. Sgt 440320 188 Constant Nymph.mp3
      35. Silver 390226 035 Dear Victim.mp3
      36. Suspense 440727 Black Shawl.mp3
      37. Words Music Episode 13.mp3
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    37 recordings on 28 Audio CDs
    total playtime 24 hours, 58 min

    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A001

    1. Words Music Episode 13

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A002

    1. Good News Of 380217 016 Jack Benny

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    1. Good News Of 380331 022 Louis B Mayer

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A004

    1. Good News Of 381110 046 Lionel Barrymore

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A005

    1. Chase And Sanborn 390129 Maureen Osullivan

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A006

    1. Chase Sanborn 390129 Maureen Osullivan Sterling Holloway

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A007

    1. Lux Radio 390213 Return Of Peter Grimm Barrymoore Osullivan

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A008

    1. Silver 390226 035 Dear Victim
    2. Sgt 400303 Winter In Paris

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A009

    1. Lux Radio 411124 327 Maisie Was Lady

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A010

    1. Cavalcade Of America 430628 Sky Nursemaid
    2. Sgt 431122 171 Immortal Sergeant

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A011

    1. Lux Radio 440110 Constant Nymph Boyer Osullivan

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A012

    1. Sgt 440320 188 Constant Nymph

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A013

    1. Lux Radio 440424 This Land Is Mine Laughton Osullivan

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A014

    1. Eftb 440523 19 Quality Street
    2. Suspense 440727 Black Shawl

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A015

    1. Lux Radio 441218 Berkeley Square Colman Osullivan

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A016

    1. Encore 460716 07 Now Voyager
    2. Cavalcade Of America 470421 Doctor And President

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A017

    1. Ft 470529 016 Three Way Love
    2. Ft 480610 070 Once Upon Golden Afternoon

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A018

    1. Ft 480909 083 Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A019

    1. Lux Radio 481122 Big Clock Ray Milland Maureen Osullivan

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A020

    1. Nbc University 490227 029 Heart Of Midlothian

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A021

    1. Lux Radio 490708 Big Clock Ray Milland Maureen Osullivan
    2. Sdp 490708 024 Big Clock

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A022

    1. Nbc University 490806 052 Death Of Heart

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A023

    1. Ft 490810 130 Fountain Of Youth

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A024

    1. Nbc University 490903 056 Precious Bane

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A025

    1. Ft 491116 144 By Sun And Candlelight
    2. Ft 500823 184 20000 Leagues Under Sea

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A026

    1. Ft 511003 239 Kid From Scratch Gravel
    2. Ft 521015 289 Heart Also Sees

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A027

    1. Ft 531028 342 Fine Wedding For Angelita
    2. Ft 550518 421 Every Good Boy Does Fine

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    Maureen O'Sullivan Disc A028

    1. Ft 570827 536 Sylvia

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