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(Evelyn Keyes)"Gone With the Wind" Actress Dies
ktla.trb.com ^ | July 11, 2008

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."


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1 posted on 07/11/2008 6:15:48 PM PDT by lunarbicep
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To: lunarbicep
I love the movie, Mrs. Mike. I especially love the setting!!

I hope that she enjoyed her long life!

2 posted on 07/11/2008 6:18:46 PM PDT by bannie
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To: lunarbicep
She wrote a terrific biography titled “Scarlett O'Hara’s Younger Sister”. All about her Hollywood years and marriages to Charles Vidor, John Huston and Artie Shaw.

She did not lead a dull life.

3 posted on 07/11/2008 6:23:28 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: lunarbicep

If they scatter her ashes she’ll really be gone with the wind.


4 posted on 07/11/2008 6:23:33 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: lunarbicep

Make that autobiography.


5 posted on 07/11/2008 6:24:33 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: lunarbicep

6 posted on 07/11/2008 6:24:51 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Always Right

Those old Hollywood guys sure knew how to light a set.


7 posted on 07/11/2008 6:27:54 PM PDT by rabidralph (Dems now have Oil Derangement Syndrome)
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To: rabidralph

Yes, they did how to light a set. Nowadays the new Hollywood guys are just light in the loafers.


8 posted on 07/11/2008 6:33:08 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: rabidralph

Impressive, before the days of silicon implants.


9 posted on 07/11/2008 6:34:22 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: RedRover

Gone with the Ping.....


10 posted on 07/11/2008 6:35:14 PM PDT by lilycicero (Tell me you love the movie.)
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To: Always Right
I must say that, in the 40's and 50's Hollywood showed some real class and style. True Ladies and Gentlemen...a delight to watch them on the silver screen or in private.

Today?...total depravity, sad to say.

11 posted on 07/11/2008 6:51:09 PM PDT by danmar (Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today!)
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To: lunarbicep

Sad, but at 91 she got her nickle’s worth. God bless her, and my prayers for those who loved her.

susie


12 posted on 07/11/2008 7:00:17 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: lunarbicep

Anyone know? Last surviving cast member?


13 posted on 07/11/2008 7:06:39 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: lilycicero

Do I know you?


14 posted on 07/11/2008 7:10:15 PM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: lunarbicep; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Evelyn Keyes was married to John Huston from 1946 to 1950. She has one son, Pablo, from her marriage to Huston. In his autobiography, he writes of how he found the boy while making The Treasure of the Sierra Madre in Mexico. After finding out the boy was homeless and an orphan, he adopted him and brought him back to the USA, unbeknownst to Evelyn. He met her 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. Pablo eventually married an Irish girl, had three children, and then deserted his family and became a used car dealer.

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."

15 posted on 07/11/2008 7:14:45 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: RedRover

Does it matter?


16 posted on 07/11/2008 7:16:18 PM PDT by lilycicero (I heard FR was a pingolicous place.)
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To: purpleraine

I believe that Olivia de Havilland (Melanie) and Ann Rutherford (Careen) are still living, de Havilland has resided in Paris for many years.


17 posted on 07/11/2008 7:16:43 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: danmar

There are plenty of good films you just have to look for them.


18 posted on 07/11/2008 7:16:47 PM PDT by Borges
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To: KC_Conspirator
Yes, they did how to light a set. Nowadays the new Hollywood guys are just light in the loafers.

Best line of the week!

19 posted on 07/11/2008 7:17:15 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: purpleraine
Wikipedia shows Olivia de Havilland alive and well @ 92.
20 posted on 07/11/2008 7:19:09 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: purpleraine

Olivia DeHaviland (Melanie Wilkes)lives in Paris.Had a birthday anniversary acouple of days ago 91 years or so ?


21 posted on 07/11/2008 7:19:11 PM PDT by Jan Hus
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To: ktscarlett66; Jan Hus; hole_n_one

Thank you. I should have know that one. She was at an award ceremony a few years ago and sounded sharp and looked classy.


22 posted on 07/11/2008 7:21:45 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: ktscarlett66; purpleraine

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.


23 posted on 07/11/2008 7:22:38 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

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.


24 posted on 07/11/2008 7:25:59 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: purpleraine

And Alicia Rhett is also alive! She played India Wilkes.


25 posted on 07/11/2008 7:27:54 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

They and the movie will certainly outlive me.


26 posted on 07/11/2008 7:30:40 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: purpleraine
Anyone know? Last surviving cast member?

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

27 posted on 07/11/2008 7:42:27 PM PDT by lunarbicep (Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain)
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To: bannie

“I hope that she enjoyed her long life!”

A life that included a home in Montecito couldn’t have been that bad....


28 posted on 07/11/2008 7:54:04 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Borges

Oh of course! Eugenie Victoria...aka Bonnie Blue Butler.


29 posted on 07/11/2008 8:02:08 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: lunarbicep

Thanx. How about from The Great Train Robbery : )


30 posted on 07/11/2008 8:03:27 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Always Right

Well, I guess those cigarettes finally got her.


31 posted on 07/11/2008 8:05:36 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: danmar

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.


32 posted on 07/11/2008 8:08:32 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Always Right

That woman was light years ahead of the trash we have today in terms of sexiness and sensuality.


33 posted on 07/11/2008 8:15:23 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Proudly belching carbon units since 1961)
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To: sinanju

I’ll take the illusion over the dirt, thanks!


34 posted on 07/11/2008 8:15:41 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: purpleraine

Olivia de Havilland is still alive. I believe she lives in France.


35 posted on 07/11/2008 8:18:43 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: sinanju

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.

Personal Quotes:

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.”


36 posted on 07/11/2008 8:23:05 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: BnBlFlag
Well, I guess those cigarettes finally got her.

With those lungs, it is understandable why it took so long.

37 posted on 07/11/2008 8:37:36 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Always Right

ROFLMAO!


38 posted on 07/11/2008 9:04:46 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: purpleraine
IMDb shows Mary Snow still alive as of July, '07
39 posted on 07/11/2008 9:59:15 PM PDT by lunarbicep (Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain)
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To: lunarbicep

Nice catch! How about cast of The Kiss?


40 posted on 07/11/2008 10:04:16 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: CaptainK

Is there ANYONE who wasn’t married to Artie Shaw—or anyone who wasn’t married to someone who was married to Artie Shaw?


41 posted on 07/11/2008 10:37:09 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: rabidralph

Light a set of what?


42 posted on 07/11/2008 10:37:40 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: bannie

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.


43 posted on 07/11/2008 11:43:59 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: purpleraine
Pretty sure their all gone. We'd need to start another thread about surviving cast members anyway. I did always think it would be interesting to know how many movies Charles Lane was the last survivor of though.
44 posted on 07/12/2008 6:01:31 AM PDT by lunarbicep (Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain)
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To: Always Right

That heart pierced by a sword (dripping blood, no less) is definitely “Freudian”. imho.

Great picture.


45 posted on 07/12/2008 6:08:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Hillary to Obama: Arkancide happens.)
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To: lilycicero

We’ll always have Nairobi.


46 posted on 07/12/2008 7:14:24 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Arthur McGowan

A movie set, of course.


47 posted on 07/12/2008 8:25:52 AM PDT by rabidralph (Dems now have Oil Derangement Syndrome)
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To: I still care

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!


48 posted on 07/12/2008 8:51:55 AM PDT by bannie
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To: lunarbicep

RIP.


49 posted on 07/12/2008 10:01:04 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: KC_Conspirator
Nowadays the new Hollywood guys are just light in the loafers.

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.

50 posted on 07/12/2008 6:57:34 PM PDT by SuziQ
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