Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland has passed away at the age of 104. She was one of the leading actresses of her time.
Two-time Oscar-winning actress has died in her sleep at home in Paris on Saturday. She lived in Paris for nearly six decades. Olivia was the last survivor of the ‘Gone With The Wind’ who also left the world.
American-British-french actress had appeared in 49 feature films. Less than a month earlier she has celebrated her birthday on July 1. Olivia had worked on the big screen from 1935 to 1988.
She was best known as a romantic partner for Errol Flynn in adventure films ‘Captain Blood’ and ‘The Adventure of Robin Hood’.
Her acting was amazing in the classic film ‘Gone With the Wind’ in which she played the role of Melanie Hamilton. She has also received her first of five Oscar nominations.
By the late 1940s, she became the best actress of her time. Here’s how social media reacted after her death:
She’s gone. Olivia de Havilland has gone. Showing, to the very end, the grit with which she took on the Hollywood studio system and won. I had one of the most perfect days of my life in her company. Sitting on that chaise, eating macaroons and gossiping about Errol Flynn. pic.twitter.com/W4btrdROpQ
— Matthew Sweet (@DrMatthewSweet) July 26, 2020
Among Hollywood’s golden-era stars who were still with us, Olivia de Havilland shined above all. Beyond the glamour of her work there also was grit: In 1943 she fought Warner Bros. and won, preventing studios from tying actors to endless contracts; the law is named for her. pic.twitter.com/Nnfx9JthUO
— Laurie Brookins (@StyleWriterNYC) July 26, 2020
Goodbye to Olivia de Havilland. pic.twitter.com/jDx7nzDiSN
— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) July 26, 2020