Skip to comments.(Evelyn Keyes)"Gone With the Wind" Actress Dies
Posted on 07/11/2008 6:15:48 PM PDT by lunarbicep
Actress Evelyn Keyes, who played Scarlett O'Hara's younger sister, Suellen, in "Gone With the Wind," has died at age 91.
Friend and producer Allan Glaser says Keyes died of cancer at her Montecito, Calif., home on July 4, but word was withheld until Friday because attorneys were waiting for the death certificate was filed.
Keyes' other notable roles were Robert Montgomery's lover in 1941's "Here Comes Mr. Jordan," the Ruby Keeler role as Al Jolson's wife in 1946's "The Jolson Story," and as Dick Powell's wife in 1949's "Mrs. Mike."
I hope that she enjoyed her long life!
She did not lead a dull life.
If they scatter her ashes she’ll really be gone with the wind.
Make that autobiography.
Those old Hollywood guys sure knew how to light a set.
Yes, they did how to light a set. Nowadays the new Hollywood guys are just light in the loafers.
Impressive, before the days of silicon implants.
Gone with the Ping.....
Today?...total depravity, sad to say.
Sad, but at 91 she got her nickle’s worth. God bless her, and my prayers for those who loved her.
Anyone know? Last surviving cast member?
Do I know you?
The last year of their marriage, John owned a monkey that went everywhere with him, even into the bedroom. Finally, exasperated, Evelyn said, "John, either that monkey goes or I do!"
After a long pause, Huston replies, "Evelyn, my dear, it is you."
Does it matter?
I believe that Olivia de Havilland (Melanie) and Ann Rutherford (Careen) are still living, de Havilland has resided in Paris for many years.
There are plenty of good films you just have to look for them.
Best line of the week!
Olivia DeHaviland (Melanie Wilkes)lives in Paris.Had a birthday anniversary acouple of days ago 91 years or so ?
Thank you. I should have know that one. She was at an award ceremony a few years ago and sounded sharp and looked classy.
Cammie King is still alive as well. She played Rhett and Scarlett’s supremely irritating child who’s equestrian accident elicits cheers from contemporary audiences.
A few years ago I was at the Ontario Mills Mall (Ontario Ca). One of the Munchkins was there with his wife autographing his book and selling photo ops. It was clear they were on their own and traveling around to make retirement income.
And Alicia Rhett is also alive! She played India Wilkes.
They and the movie will certainly outlive me.
Alicia Rhett .... India Wilkes, born February 1, 1915
Olivia de Havilland .... Melanie Hamilton, born July 1, 1916
Fred Crane .... Brent Tarleton, born 22 March 1918
Mary Anderson . Maybelle Merriwether, born April 3, 1920
Ann Rutherford .... Carreen O'Hara, born November 2, 1920
Mickey Kuhn . Beau Wilkes, born September 21, 1932
Cammie King .... Bonnie Blue Butler, born August 5, 1934
“I hope that she enjoyed her long life!”
A life that included a home in Montecito couldn’t have been that bad....
Oh of course! Eugenie Victoria...aka Bonnie Blue Butler.
Thanx. How about from The Great Train Robbery : )
Well, I guess those cigarettes finally got her.
Er, not quite as classy as we like to think. There was plenty of sex, drugs and perversion, it’s just that the studio heads kept a lid on it and most participants and the media were agreed it was more profitable for all to maintain the illusion.
That woman was light years ahead of the trash we have today in terms of sexiness and sensuality.
I’ll take the illusion over the dirt, thanks!
Olivia de Havilland is still alive. I believe she lives in France.
Here’s what IMDB says about her:
She has one son, Pablo, from her marriage to John Huston. In Huston’s autobiography, he writes of how he found the boy while making a movie in Mexico. After finding out the boy was homeless and an orphan, he adopted him and brought him back to the USA, unbeknownst to his wife. He met Evelyn at the airport and shocked her by introducing her to their new son. Evelyn, who ‘ was not going to spend her life raising other lives’, was not pleased. Most of her marriages ended because of her lack of desire to start a family. Pablo eventually married an Irish girl, had three children, and then deserted his family and became a used car dealer.
I was always interested in the man of the moment - and there were so many such moments.
The big studios were each headed by a Big Daddy who reigned supreme.
I have often wondered what my life would have been like if I had needed a size thirty-eight bra instead of a modest thirty-four.
Here is what her contemporary, the beautiful Veronica Lake, said about Hollywood morality:
“Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find.”
With those lungs, it is understandable why it took so long.
Nice catch! How about cast of The Kiss?
Is there ANYONE who wasn’t married to Artie Shaw—or anyone who wasn’t married to someone who was married to Artie Shaw?
Light a set of what?
I never knew they made a movie of Mrs Mike. I remember reading that as a preteen, I loved it, but I cried all the way through it. I don’t know if I can take the movie.
That heart pierced by a sword (dripping blood, no less) is definitely “Freudian”. imho.
We’ll always have Nairobi.
A movie set, of course.
The movie’s an old one, and I was recently able to get it on DVD. You’ll cry, but you’d love it if you cried for the book!! The scenery is flat out AMAZING!!! Don’t miss it if you can help it. You’ll cry, but it’ll be worth it!
Some of the 'old stars' were too, folks just didn't hear about it, because the actors weren't inclined to make it public, and the studios kept that stuff out of the news because they figured the public wouldn't like it much.
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