Olivia de Havilland: Oscar-winning Star, Dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland: Oscar-winning Star, Dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland’s beloved actress died on Sunday at her home in Paris. Havilland, the sister of Joan Fontaine, died peacefully by the natural causes, said New York-based reporter Lisa Goldberg. She married and separate two times, with American writer and fiction writer Marcus Aurelius Goodrich. Olivia de Havilland‘s Benjamin died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 1991. 

The last remaining star from the 1939 epic film “Gone with the Wind” and a two-time Academy Award winner, De Havilland died at the age of 104. It is hard to listen to that line and not hear an echo of De Havilland’s own film career; at the very least, you sense she knew very much of what she spoke. Suzelle M. Smith, said in a statement “Last night, the saddest lost a worldwide valuable, and I lost an amazing friend and beloved person”.

Olivia de Havilland: Oscar-winning Star, Dies at 104
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Olivia de Havilland was Errol Flynn’s co-star in a series of dramas, Westerns and period pieces, most memorably as Maid Marian in “The Adventures of Robin Hood.” In addition, de Havilland was the winner of two Oscars for Best Actress, she also got nominations for “Hold Back The Dawn” and “The Snake Pit.” Olivia de Havilland played a woman living in a psychiatric hospital after experiencing a mental breakdown back in 1948.  

Olivia de Havilland was nominated for an Academy Award for playing sweet-natured Melanie Hamilton in the 1939 screen version of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, Leto went to visit de Havilland in Paris and said they had spent an amazing time together. It was amazing to meet her – she’s a legend.” Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart told de Havilland’s death is the loss of a true Classic Hollywood icon,” she was a legend. May her soul rest in peace. 

Written by Neha Garg

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