Olivia de Havilland, Hollywood actress of golden age, dies at 104
Olivia de Havilland, one of Hollywood’s few surviving stars of the Golden Age, died at 104.
De Havilland’s career spanned over 50 years, and almost 50 feature films, and she was Gone with the Wind’s last surviving actor (1939).
The film won her one of five nominations for Oscars.
De Havilland, who has lived in Paris since 1960, was central to undermining the studio system in Hollywood, granting actors better contracts.
Her sister, fellow Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, also had a tempestuous relationship.
De Havilland had been the oldest living actress to have won an Oscar at the time of her death.
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born in 1916 in Tokyo, and moved with her family to California soon.
Opposite to Errol Flynn, she made her breakthrough in Captain Blood and the pair formed an instant chemistry.
De Havilland was then cast into the part of Melanie in the dramatic adaptation of the Margaret Mitchell novel, Gone with the Wind, by David O Selznick.
She lost Hattie McDaniel, who played Mammy in the movie, as the best supporting actress.
Source >> BBC News
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