Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104

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Olivia de Havilland, Gone With The Wind, actress, died, death, obituary, Hollywood

She was one of the stars of 'Gone With The Wind'.


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Published: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 8:35 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 10:38 PM

Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in Gone With the Wind, has died. She was 104.

Publicist Lisa Goldberg said the actress died peacefully of natural causes on Sunday at her home in Paris.

The doe-eyed brunette was among the last of the great stars from the studio age and was the last surviving major performer from Gone With the Wind. The sister of actress Joan Fontaine, de Havilland won Oscars for To Each His Own and The Heiress, and appeared with Errol Flynn in several movies, including The Adventures of Robin Hood.

De Havilland was also known for successfully challenging Hollywood's right to extend an actor's contract without consent.

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