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Olivia de Havilland turns 104: Gone with the Wind, actress is the last remaining Old Hollywood star


Olivia de Havilland turns 104! Gone With The Wind, actress is one of the last true stars of Old Hollywood

She is considered one of the last true stars of Old Hollywood, and today Olivia de Havilland has turned 104.

The British-American lady is perhaps best known for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone With The Wind (1939), for which she received her first of her five Oscar nominations.

Olivia – the sister of actress Joan Fontaine – won two Oscars for best actress for To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949). Her life and career are still fascinating for the entertainment industry.

Olivia de Havilland turns 104! Gone with the Wind (pictured above at the 36th Cesar Awards in Paris in 2011) is now the last true star of Old Hollywood

Gone with the wind recently made headlines after HBO Max retired the picture before adding some additions, including a new introduction that discussed the controversial account of slavery in the south of the film.

Meanwhile, in 2018, Olivia is known to have taken legal action against FX and Ryan Murphy after saying that Murphy never asked for her permission to portray her or use her name in his drama Feud: Bette & Joan.

In the eight-episode series about Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, Olivia was played by Oscar-winning Catherine Zeta-Jones. However, the lawsuit was later dismissed.

Golden Era: The British-American lady is perhaps best known for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind (1939)

Golden Era: The British-American lady is perhaps best known for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind (1939)

Interestingly, Olivia is said to have had her own feud with sister Joan, born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, which could certainly give Murphy something to chew on for his next project.

To promote her 1978 memoir No Bed of Roses, Joan said, “You can get divorced from both your sister and your husbands. I don't see them at all and I don't intend to. & # 39;

She added, "I got married first, got an Oscar first, and got a child first. If I die, she'll be angry because I'm back first! "

Olivia looked radiant in 2011 when she attended the 36th Cesar Awards – the French Oscars – at the Theater du Chatelet in Paris.

Her acting career spanned six decades and continued into the late 1980s. In 1982 she played Queen Elizbaeth, The Queen Mother, in the American television film The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana.

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