Olivia de Havilland

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Gone With the Wind Star Is Dead at 104
Gone With the Wind 
Star Is Dead at 104

Gone With the Wind Star Is Dead at 104

The Oscar-winning actress enjoyed a career well beyond the famous film

(Newser) - Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of Gone With the Wind, but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood's contract system, died Sunday at her home in Paris. She was 104, the AP reports....

Judge to 101-Year-Old Actress: Sorry, You Don't 'Own History'

Olivia de Havilland loses her lawsuit against 'Feud' docudrama

(Newser) - A 101-year-old actress has lost her unusual but closely watched Hollywood lawsuit. An appeals court panel on Monday ruled against Olivia de Havilland in her complaint against the docudrama Feud: Bette and Joan, per the Hollywood Reporter . The actress objected to her portrayal in the FX Networks series, saying she...

101-Year-Old Actress Sues Over Word 'Bitch'

Olivia de Havilland didn't appreciate her portrayal in 'Feud: Bette and Joan'

(Newser) - Potato/potahto. Tomato/tomahto. Dragon lady/bitch. A lawyer for FX argues the two insults are interchangeable. A lawyer for Olivia de Havilland disagrees in the 101-year-old actress' lawsuit against the producers of the miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan. Variety reports the two sides were in court Tuesday, with FX attempting to get...

Hollywood Icon Sues FX for 'False' Portrayal in Feud

Olivia de Havilland is fuming over how she was depicted in Davis/Crawford miniseries

(Newser) - Melanie Wilkes wasn't a "petty gossip," and neither was the actress who portrayed her on Gone With the Wind, per an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit filed involving FX's Feud: Bette and Joan miniseries. Olivia de Havilland, who turned 101 over the weekend, says in her complaint against FX...

$20 Gone With the Wind Dress Sells for $137K

James Tumblin found it on costume company's floor in the 1960s

(Newser) - James Tumblin's 300,000-piece collection of Gone With the Wind memorabilia started with a single gray dress with black appliques that lay crumpled on the floor of the Western Costume Company in Los Angeles in the 1960s. "A docent told me not to bother to pick it up,...

Oscar Winner Joan Fontaine Dead at 96

 Oscar Winner 
 Joan Fontaine 
 Dead at 96 

Oscar Winner Joan Fontaine Dead at 96

Sister of Olivia de Havilland feuded with sibling for years

(Newser) - Joan Fontaine, who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1941 for her role opposite Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion, died peacefully in her sleep at her Carmel, Calif., home yesterday at age 96, the AP reports. Fontaine was also nominated for Oscars for her lead roles in The ...

Sisters' Oscar Feud Continues, 71 Years Later

Sisters Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine still don't speak

(Newser) - Olivia de Havilland and her sister, Joan Fontaine, have been feuding away since they were kids—but things got really bad at the 1942 Academy Awards, and they've never improved. De Havilland is, of course, well known for her role as Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone With the Wind....

Hollywood's Last Golden Girl Reminisces

De Havilland on her career, legendary chemistry with Flynn

(Newser) - Seventy years after Gone with the Wind, Olivia de Havilland talks to the Independent about her similarities to Melanie Hamilton, what it was really like to work during the golden age of Hollywood, and her relationship with Errol Flynn. Though nothing ever happened between the frequent costars, “What I...

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