Olivia De Havilland passed away last July at the age of 104 leaving her remarkable footprints on Hollywood and the social service fraternity. The two-time Oscar winner spent had her lifetime acting in lead roles in Hollywood. She mesmerized her fans with doe-eyed brunette looks and eloquent acting skills. She was a famous co-star for Errol Flynn and James Cagney.
She was also a successful author who wrote the following books,
She also played her part as a beloved mother and aunt in her personal life. And was honored with the National Medal of the Arts, Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in France, and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. (She was honored by three nations because, though a U.S. citizen, she was born in Tokyo to English parents and had lived in Paris for more than 60 years.)
In addition to those remarkable achievements, she was also one of the most consequential is her true-life role as an unsung heroine of American labor history.
The Luxurious Actress of Hollywood’s Golden Era Olivia de Havilland Dies at 104!
The actress who was the last from “Gone With the Wind’ and the winner of double Oscars passed away on Sunday and she was 104.
Olivia breathed her last naturally in her house in Paris where she resided for about 60 years as per her rep Lisa Goldberg.
Havilland was elder to her arch-rival of Oscar winner and her sister Joan Fontaine by 15 months who passed away back in December 2013 at 96. Joan was said to win the Academy Award for the film Suspicion in 1942 defeating her sister.
But in turn, Olivia grabbed Oscars for best actress for the films ‘To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949), where her characters outstood every other role she played. Further, she was the longest living star of the 40’s Oscar winners.
For the portrayal of Melanie a humble suffering girl in ‘Gone With the Wind’, she was nominated for her debut Oscar but for the supporting role but she lost it to her fellow star Hattie McDaniel.
Apart from this, she was also nominated for her other movies like Hold Back the Dawn (1941), The Snake Pit (1948), and so on.