Skip to comments.‘Gone With the Wind’ Actress Olivia de Haviland Dies at 104
Posted on 07/26/2020 9:56:58 AM PDT by Drastic
Gone with the Wind star Olivia de Haviland, who also won an Academy Award for her role in another film, died at 104, according to her publicist, Lisa Goldberg.
Goldberg told TheWrap that she died at her home in Paris, France, of natural causes.
The longtime actress, who was born in 1916 in imperial Japan to British parents, played Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone with the Wind, who had a conflict with Scarlett OHara, played by Vivien Leigh.
She also appeared in films such as The Adventures of Robin Hood, and won Oscars for her performances in To Each His Own and The Heiress.
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Just this week alone, we had Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, the guy who did the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" TV series and the one guy who was in that rock band (not Fleetwood Mac) whose name I can't remember. Then we have Eddie Shack, the famous hockey player (picture below).
It seems like everybody is dying. When will that madness end?
EDDIE SHACK - RIP
Whoa! Just two days ago we were saying how nice it was she was still around.
While Olivia de Havilland has moved on to a different plane of existence she will live forever on film. May she rest in peace.
Good friend of the Gipper! At a party, Olivia met Reagan, and he was shocked to learn that she was not a Communist. “I thought YOU were a Communist,” she replied.
LOL, that's hard core. RIP.
Rest in peace, beautiful lady.
You graced our screens for many years.
John Saxon passed yesterday too.
Lots of legends are moving on.
Hope they knew Christ!
I believe she was also in Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte with Bette Davis. Incredible film
Amazing that she outlived Abe Vigoda (aka Tessio from GF, and Fish from BM), who had a website devoted to his health:
Oh too bad. I was hoping that she’d go on for a few more years; it seemed that she was going on and on.
Wow,she had a long run.
Yep, Charlie Daniels / Ravi Zacharias
We are losing many. At a time when we need all the warriors we can muster.
One feels a number of things when people you grew up watching and are apart of your generation pass away.
I was planning on a trip to Paris and buying her a drink...
Sweet, beautiful Melanie
One of the Greats
Yep! I totally forgot about those heroes as well.
And Rush is suffering from cancer.
Good people are leaving at a most crucial hour.
I did not mean to be flippant but rather, she seemed to have beat the odds: screen career, as far as generally known good marriage, kids, and sprightly old age, in Paris, yet. And things I forgot: she won a battle against the studios regarding her treatment, and eventually was made a Dame of the British Empire. Life is interesting. The actresses of that era who I most admired for beauty and wished that I looked like, Vivien Leigh and Ava Gardner, both died relatively young, especially Leigh. But they both led tumultuous lives. De Havilland on the other hand except for her crush on the devilish Errol Flynn, which thankfully did not apparently go too far, seemed to have sailed past the rocks that often broke screen stars, such as alcoholism, drugs, wild living, marrying horrible men, having bad affairs with married men, and physical illness. Not to mention questionable deaths, like Natalie Wood.
To you, Olivia, I raise my cup of brewed single bean Guatemalan coffee, and hope I have a run like yours. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
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