Olivia de Havilland

Happy 100th Birthday to Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland, the last of the great Hollywood Golden Age movie stars, was born 100 years ago today, on 1 July 1916.  She’s lived in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris, near the Bois de Boulogne, since 1956.

The pictures above were taken about a year ago.

She was nominated for five Academy Awards during the 1940s, and won twice, for To Each His Own in 1946, and for The Heiress—arguably her greatest performance—in 1949.

But she’s best remembered for another role, that of Melanie Hamilton‍ in Gone with the Wind.

Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland


Turner Classic Movies will screen Gone with the Wind tonight, followed by at least three of the films she made with Errol Flynn:   The Adventures of Robin Hood. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, and Captain Blood.

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