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Maureen O'Sullivan
Maureen Paula O'Sullivan

17 May 1911(1911-05-17)
Died 23 June 1998(1998-06-23) (aged 87)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1930–94
Spouse(s) John Farrow (m. 1936–1963; his death; 7 children)
James Cushing (m. 1983–1998; her death)
Children Mia Farrow

Maureen Paula O'Sullivan (17 May 1911 – 23 June 1998) was an Irish actress best known for playing Jane in the Tarzan series of films starring Johnny Weissmüller.

Early life

O'Sullivan was born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland in 1911. She is the daughter of Mary Lovatt (nee Fraser) and Charles Joseph O'Sullivan, an officer in the Connaught Rangers who served in World War I.[1] Aside from Irish, she had some English and Scottish ancestry.[2]

Acting career

She acted in movies which were mostly released prior to 1984. She also performed in stage shows.

Personal life

She was the mother of seven children. Stephanie and Mia Farrow are actresses.


Maureen died in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 23, 1998 due to complications of heart issues and surgery.