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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:30 am    Post subject: RIP Olivia de Havilland

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/olivia-de-havilland-legendary-gone-with-the-wind-star-dead-at-104

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Olivia de Havilland, legendary 'Gone With the Wind' star, dead at 104
The star was known for taking down Hollywood's studio system


Olivia de Havilland, legendary Golden Age Hollywood star, has died at age 104.


The news was confirmed to Fox News by her rep, as well as her son-in-law Andrew Chulack.

The two-time Academy Award winner was born in 1916 and died on Sunday of natural causes in her Paris home, The Hollywood Reporter reports.


The star was the last surviving star of "Gone With the Wind," which had recently come under scrutiny for its depiction of slavery in the pre-abolition South. De Havilland was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the movie.

The actress won two Oscars in her lifetime -- one for her work in "To Each His Own" and another for "The Heiress."

Actress Olivia de Havilland, legendary Hollywood star, has died at the age of 104. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Actress Olivia de Havilland, legendary Hollywood star, has died at the age of 104. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) (AP2004)

De Havilland was also the older sister of Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who died in 2013 at 96.

While de Havilland was a legend on screen, she was also known for taking down Hollywood's studio system when she sued Warner Bros. in 1943 after her contract with the studio had expired.


'GONE WITH THE WIND' RETURNS TO HBO MAX WITH ADDED CONTEXTUAL DISCUSSIONS

Her contract stated that she was tied to the studio when she was not working as well and she was suspended after rejecting a handful of roles, leading to her suing the studio.

The 1945 verdict ruled that de Havilland was free from her contract and that all actors would no longer be tied to specific studios within the industry.

Olivia de Havilland disagreed with her projection of herself in Ryan Murphy's FX show, "Feud." She filed a suit against FX networks saying her likeness was illegally used by Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Olivia de Havilland disagreed with her projection of herself in Ryan Murphy's FX show, "Feud." She filed a suit against FX networks saying her likeness was illegally used by Catherine Zeta-Jones. (AP)

Most recently, de Havilland sued FX and Ryan Murphy Productions over her portrayal in the mini-series "Feud: Bette and Joan," in which, she was played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The appeals court ruled against her and the California Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court did not feel an intervention was warranted.

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, STAR OF HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN AGE, TURNS 104

Other roles the star was known for included "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "The Snake Pit." Her most recent role was the 1988 television movie "The Woman He Loved."


She married twice in her life, first to Marcus Goodrich, an author, with whom she had once child, Benjamin. Benjamin died at the age of 42 after heart disease brought on Hodgkin's disease treatments.

Goodrich and de Havilland's marriage ended in 1953, and he'd die just weeks after his son.


Her second marriage was to journalist Peter Galante from 1955 to 1979. He died in 1988. The marriage produced daughter Gisèle.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject:

An amazing woman who lived an amazing life. RIP.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:45 am    Post subject:

Last year I watched The Adventures of Robin Hood, as I am huge Errol Flynn fan and noticed (at that time) she was still alive!

I was amazed, here she was a full grown woman when it was made in 1938 and Errol Flynn who died in 1959 and she outlived him by OVER 60 years!

RIP...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject:

She was chosen. Not many reach the century mark. She lived to be 104. That's only by the grace of the creator. RIP
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