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‘Gone with the Wind’ star Olivia de Havilland dies at age 104

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Olivia de Havilland, star of “Gone with the Wind,” died at her home in Paris on Sunday, according to a statement from her publicist. She was 104. De Havilland was known for her legendary acting career during the Golden Age of film and for challenging, and winning against, Hollywood’s studio system.

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Olivia de Havilland dies at age 104

Gone with the Wind” star Olivia de Havilland, whose acting career included two Academy Awards, a victory over Hollywood’s studio system and a long-running feud with sister Joan Fontaine that was worthy of a screenplay, died on Sunday, the Hollywood Reporter said.

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Olivia de Havilland in “Gone with the Wind”/newsrush.in/

She was 104 and died of natural causes at her home in Paris, it said, citing her publicist.

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De Havilland’s acting career included two Academy Awards, a victory over Hollywood’s studio system and a long-running feud with sister Joan Fontaine that was worthy of a screenplay.

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She first drew attention by playing opposite swashbuckling Errol Flynn in a series of films starting in the 1930s and made an enduring impression as the demure Southern belle Melanie in “Gone with the Wind” in 1939.

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Later she would have to fight to get more challenging roles – a battle that ended up in court but paid off with Oscars for “To Each His Own” in 1946 and “The Heiress” in 1949.

De Havilland, a naturalized American who was born to English parents in Japan, had lived in Paris since 1953. She made few public appearances after retiring but returned to Hollywood in 2003 to take part in the 75th Academy Awards show.

Source:insider.com

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