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Fairfield native resurrects former country estate of famed writer Mary O'Hara

A Fairfield native is building awareness about a famous American author and screenwriter who wrote some of her best-known works in Western Connecticut.

News 12 Staff

Jan 8, 2023, 11:57 PM

Updated 531 days ago

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A Fairfield native is building awareness about a famous American author and screenwriter who wrote some of her best-known works in Western Connecticut.
Steve Shapiro says the former country estate of Mary O'Hara in Monroe has just been restored.
O'Hara is known for writing iconic Hollywood movies such as "Braveheart."
"This was an incredibly important woman who very active in Hollywood at a time when females were not supposed to be. Yes, she was one of the early pioneers of Hollywood. She was born in 1885," Shapiro said.
Shapiro says O'Hara was a passionate lover of horses and her country estate includes a 24-stall horse barn.
He says he's considering seeking historical designation status for the property.
The house's address is 33 Bagburn Road in Monroe.


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