Olivia de Havilland, Legendary British Actress, the major star from the ‘Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema’. And last surviving cast member of ‘Gone With the Wind’, has died at the age of 104.
“Last night, the world lost an international treasure, and I lost a dear friend and beloved client,” her former lawyer Suzelle M. Smith said in an email to NBC News.
She died at her residence in Paris last Sunday. She lived in Paris for decades. Her publicist Lisa Goldberg confirmed her death. De Havilland’s career lasted 53 years, from 1935 to 1988. During that time, she appeared in 49 feature films and many stage shows.
De Havilland poked fun at her remarkable longevity. Even all the way back in 1962 in her memoir. “Every Frenchman Has One.” The venerable actress wrote more than 50 years ago that most people must believe she’s dead.
“And so, when I wonder if you know that I live in France. I’m sure you don’t because I am certain that you think me peacefully interred. And in good old native American soil. If that’s the case, you’re in for a surprise,” de Havilland wrote. “By golly, I’m alive, all right, and I do live in France, and not under but on top of solid Parisian limestone.”
Olivia De Havilland was both an exemplary Hollywood magnificence and a regarded screen actress, whose very name and bearing recommended participation in a sort of privileged of moviedom.
Olivia De Havilland Career
In her career, her roles got five Academy Award nominations. Two of which brought her the Oscar, for “To Each His Own” (1946) and “The Heiress” (1949).
On June 30, 2017, a day before her 101st birthday. She filed a lawsuit against FX Networks and producer Ryan Murphy for inaccurately portraying her and using her likeness without permission.
This is regardless of the way that a large portion of de Havilland’s grown-up life was spent a long way from Hollywood. By the ’50s, she showed up in films less and less. She wedded, had a son, separated; and when she was 37, in 1953, she left Hollywood for Paris, lived the rest of her life in Paris.