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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:15 AM

'Gone With the Wind' star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104

Source: EW

Olivia de Havilland, classic star of Hollywood and two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Paris, France on Saturday. She was 104.

Read more: https://ew.com/movies/gone-with-the-wind-star-olivia-de-havilland-dies-at-104/

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Reply 'Gone With the Wind' star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104 (Original post)
essme Jul 2020 OP
hlthe2b Jul 2020 #1
MFM008 Jul 2020 #2
GoneOffShore Jul 2020 #3
burrowowl Jul 2020 #19
LakeArenal Jul 2020 #4
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2020 #5
Cirque du So-What Jul 2020 #6
sarge43 Jul 2020 #7
RobertDevereaux Jul 2020 #33
SharonClark Jul 2020 #8
Zoonart Jul 2020 #9
Chicago1980 Jul 2020 #10
hlthe2b Jul 2020 #11
BigmanPigman Jul 2020 #31
madaboutharry Jul 2020 #12
NurseJackie Jul 2020 #13
Upthevibe Jul 2020 #14
hatrack Jul 2020 #15
Bradshaw3 Jul 2020 #17
hatrack Jul 2020 #18
Bradshaw3 Jul 2020 #21
left-of-center2012 Jul 2020 #16
whistler162 Jul 2020 #20
LisaL Jul 2020 #27
whistler162 Jul 2020 #28
Mendocino Jul 2020 #32
BumRushDaShow Jul 2020 #22
Glorfindel Jul 2020 #23
Martin Eden Jul 2020 #24
Aristus Jul 2020 #25
PlanetBev Jul 2020 #26
crickets Jul 2020 #29
LiberalLovinLug Jul 2020 #30
Talitha Jul 2020 #34
Tarheel_Dem Jul 2020 #35
Number9Dream Jul 2020 #36

Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:18 AM

1. Ohh, damn.

I loved remembering her and her longevity. She was a kind, loving person, a talented actress, and genuinely a fixture of Hollywood during its "golden age."

Much love to you, Oliva.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:18 AM

2. A life well lived

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:19 AM

3. Very sad to hear this

She was very vibrant and there was a photo of her recently riding her bicycle in the suburbs of Paris.

She was also fond of Champagne at lunch.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:23 PM

19. Promotes longevity!

RIP!

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:20 AM

4. ❣️What a grand life❣️

She stayed beautiful to the end

Lovely person. Lovely life.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:21 AM

5. Such a grand life and still beautiful at 104.

R.I.P. Olivia...

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:22 AM

6. She outlived all her movie rivals. Jilted lover no longer.

She will always be one of my favorite actors.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:24 AM

7. The Heiress, absolutely brilliant performance.

Rest in star light, dear lady.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:03 PM

33. A brilliant film in every way!

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:24 AM

8. My college roommate corresponded with

De Havilland by mail in the 70s. She was the only person on our dorm floor to get letters from France. I got to read them and De Havilland was always so kind to my roommate.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:24 AM

9. Academy master class interview 2006

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:24 AM

10. A long life lived...

Maybe she'll make up with her sister in the great beyond...

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:26 AM

11. Wow... Look at this photo at 103 years old still riding a bicycle.

Now that was setting an example.


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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:39 PM

31. That was only 3 weeks ago, too.

I wished her a Happy Birthday.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:30 AM

12. She had a reputation as a wonderful person.

I saw her on a television interview with a French news program a couple of years ago. She was about 102 at the time and she was lovely.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:45 AM

13. I always admired Dame Olivia. I'm so glad that she had such a wonderful life and grand career.

Her sister, Joan Fontaine, was another one of my favorite actresses.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:55 AM

14. ..............

....................R.I.P.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:05 PM

15. "Welcome to Sherwood, m'lady!" - End of an era . .

She and Kirk Douglas were really the last survivors of Hollywood's Golden Age. I honestly can't think of anyone from that generation of actors who's still around.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:17 PM

17. Here's a list

It includes a greater time span than I thought (up until 1959) because I considered the golden age to be the 30s and 40s and it includes mostly unknown or little known actors. Two who I would include from the early era and who were real stars still with us are Rhonda Fleming (96) and Eva Marie Saint (96). Two child actors from that area who are still alive are Robert Blake and Dean Stockwell, both of whom appeared in Hollywood classics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_living_actors_from_the_Golden_Age_of_Hollywood

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:22 PM

18. Bit later than I would think as well, but a great list

Thanks!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:25 PM

21. You're welcome

I still enjoy watching the classics. And that pic of Dame Olivia riding her bike was a spirit lifter.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:11 PM

16. Olivia de Havilland, last surviving cast member of "Gone with the Wind," dead at age 104

Olivia de Havilland, an iconic actress of Hollywood's Golden Age and last surviving cast member of "Gone with the Wind," has died at age 104, her representatives said Sunday.

The Northern California-raised de Havilland had been living in Paris for decades, following her marriage to the late Pierre Galante, executive editor of famed French magazine Paris Match. Galante died in 1998.

De Havilland was nominated for five Oscars and took home best actress honors twice in 1947 for "To Each His Own" and in 1950 for "The Heiress." But she'll be best remembered for her work in "Gone With the Wind," picking up a 1940 best supporting actress nomination for playing Melanie "Mellie" Hamilton.

De Havilland and her sister Joan Fontaine, who went on to be an Oscar-winning actress as well, grew up in Saratoga, California, about 50 miles south of San Francisco, with their mother. The sisters never got along as kids and their rivalry continued through their adult lives and careers. Fontaine wrote in her memoir "No Bed of Roses" of her sister that she could not recall "one act of kindness from Olivia all through my childhood."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/olivia-de-havilland-last-surviving-cast-member-gone-wind-dead-n1005931

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:24 PM

20. Unless Mickey Kuhn has passed away then no

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:11 PM

27. I presume the article meant main cast.

I don't think there is any way to check if any extras are still alive.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:52 PM

28. Technically he was maybe not main cast

but he wasn't an extra since he played Ashley Wilkes' son Beau.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:50 PM

32. Aside from Mickey Kuhn

Caren Marsh Doll (101) was an extra in the BBQ scene and also the Bazar scene. Patrick Curtis played the infant Beau Wilkes.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:37 PM

22. Didn't realize she was still around

but then apparently because she was living in France.

So many storied people have been lost this week.

R.I.P.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:53 PM

23. I'm sorry to hear it. We won't see her like again.

Rest in peace, Dame Olivia.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:56 PM

24. Olivia de Havilland was my first big movie crush

Can't remember how old I was -- maybe 6 or 7 years old -- when I saw her in Robin Hood and Captain Blood in the early 1960's.

She was the last survivor of Hollywood's "Golden" era. I will always treasure those movies, and their stars.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:59 PM

25. I admit I hadn't thought much of de Havilland when I was growing up.

Fan of old films that I was. I thought she got overshadowed a little in GWTW by Vivian Leigh.

Then I bought "The Adventures Of Robin Hood" on DVD a number of years ago, and re-watched it for the first time since I was a kid.

My first thought seeing her again was "WOW!!!"

She was stunning. I mean, so beautiful, it just made you ache a little inside.



I became an ardent admirer at that moment.

May she rest in peace...

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:02 PM

26. I was just talking about her yesterday

I was telling a friend that she was 104 and still very vital. Very weird she died the next day.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:56 PM

29. What a wonderful actress and person, how lovely she lived such a long and vital life.

Olivia will be missed.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:02 PM

30. I am downloading The Snake Pit

A brutal account of a woman's harrowing time in an insane asylum in the 40's. From 1948.

She was a brilliant actor. After Gone with the Wind, she got more involved in serious roles. Including her first Academy Award for 1946s To Each His Own, about a mother seeking to reclaim a son she gave up for adoption

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:12 PM

34. ...

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:55 PM

35. RIP, Ms. de Havilland.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:08 PM

36. First remember her in "Captain Blood" and "Robin Hood" both with Errol Flynn

So beautiful and talented.

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