Gone With The Wind Star Olivia De Havilland Is Dead At 104

Olivia de Havilland star of the classic film Gone with the Wind has died aged 104

Olivia de Havilland was born Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland on July 1st, 1916. "It was doing something I wanted to do, playing a character I loved and liked". In addition to starring in many films, she also starred in stage adaptations such as Alice in Wonderland in 1933.

Olivia de Havilland in 1949, the same year she starred as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress, a role for which she won an Oscar.

Some of her most notable films include Gone With the Wind, Captain Blood, The Heiress, The Adventures of Robin Hood and so many others. But she was still shackled to a seven-year contract with Warner Bros, who had cultivated her as their in-house sweet young thing, and by 1943, she had exhausted of being typecast.

Her frustration finally led her to sue Warner Bros.in 1943 when the studio tried to keep her under contract after it had expired, claiming she owed six more months because she had been suspended for refusing roles.

The decision is still unofficially called the "De Havilland law". She made few public appearances after retiring but returned to Hollywood in 2003 to take part in the 75th Academy Awards show.

Talking about the honor at the time, Olivia said in a statement that she was 'extremely proud that the Queen has appointed me a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire'.

Much has been made of her feud with her sister.

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He was able to thank the actress in person in Paris, and recalled; "It was unbelievable to meet her - she's a legend!"

"I had one of the most flawless days of my life in her company". Patricia White, a professor of film studies at Swarthmore College, says de Havilland's Melanie was like a heroine from an 18th-century British novel: full of composure, with an unflashy beauty.

Both sisters had experienced bronchial problems and her mother moved the family to California in 1919 for a more salubrious climate.

De Havilland was married twice - first to author Marcus Goodrich from 1946 to 1953 and then to journalist Pierre Galante, editor of the French magazine Paris Match.

In 2018, de Havilland brought a lawsuit against producers of "Feud", a 2017 FX miniseries from Ryan Murphy about the feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford while shooting the 1962 movie "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" She began her movie career after director Max Reinhardt saw her in a California production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and cast her in his 1935 film version of the play. She was asked to read for Hermia's understudy, stayed with the production through her summer vacation and was given the role in the fall.

But as well as her prestgious acting career, she was also known for tackling Hollwyood's old school studio system.

"I was actually moving in Alice's enchanted wonderland, " she vividly recalled years later.

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