Olivia de Havilland, actress of the iconic Hollywood film Gone With The Wind has passed away aged 104 of natural causes at her home in Paris, on July 25th.
Olivia de Haviland was considered the last surviving actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
She was the last surviving star from Gone with the Wind (1939) that earned her one of her five Oscar nominations.
She won the Best Actress Oscar in 1946 for her role in ‘To Each His Own’, and then a second for ‘The Heiress’ in 1949.
De Havilland continued to act until the late 1980s, accomplishing a Golden Globe in 1986 for Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna.
“At the time of her death, De Havilland was the oldest living performer to have won an Oscar. She died of natural causes at her home in the French capital on Saturday”, her publicist said.
On her death news, tributes continue to pour in for the legendary actress.
Olivia de Haviland worked closely with costume designer Walter Plunkett during the filming of GWTW. She wanted her costumes and hairstyles to be authentic to the 1860s & insisted that Melanie, her character, should have handmade and knitted all her clothing during the Civil War pic.twitter.com/D4HDV2MwpM— Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (@LloydLlewJ) July 26, 2020
Olivia de Haviland starred in films by John Huston, William Wyler, James Whale, Michael Curtiz, Raoul Walsh, and Robert Siodmak. She costarred with Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, and Edward Everett Horton. Her filmography is a fountain of riches. Alas. pic.twitter.com/egSTnD0C2x— Lone Audience of the Apocalypse (@PlurabelleG) July 26, 2020
Who can ever forget the role of Melanie in Gone with the Wind.? So kind and angelic she had such a beautiful soul-Olivia de Haviland(104). When you live a good genuine life & take care of yourself……good things happen-missed! pic.twitter.com/SGXF3W4nhX— Barbara Greco (@BarbaraGreco4) July 26, 2020
I just heard about Olivia De Haviland. I'm really heartbroken. She's always been one of my favorite stars. May she rest in peace. 😰😭😰 1916-2020 pic.twitter.com/uMLheKOzyY— Tiffeny Luvs MJ & 3T (@MJsLoveSlave) July 26, 2020
OK, would not have expected, when I was a kid, to be writing this in 2020, but the last of the main stars of “Gone With The Wind,” Olivia de Haviland, has died. Personally, I always preferred “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” where she played Maid Marian, but to each their own pic.twitter.com/cK9bGq5nlS— Curt Yeomans🏳️🌈 (@CFYeomans) July 26, 2020
7 Feb 72 By the time we got to NY Cukor had either been fired or had withdrawn and my leading lady was Olivia de Haviland who had just won two Oscars in three years and was in the language of Hollywood 'hot, hot, hot.' (My Cousin Rachel) pic.twitter.com/euZuL48JzX— Richard Burton (@BurtonDiaries) July 26, 2020
I am gutted, acting legend and Hollywood starlet, Olivia de Haviland has died today. She outlived everyone on the cast and crew of Gone With the Wind at 104 years old! We shall miss you, RIP! pic.twitter.com/YKrfFLNGR0— BelleCliffe (@BellePCliffe) July 26, 2020
‘Olivia de Haviland’ died today aged 104. Nominated 4 times for Academy Awards winking twice, for her leading roles in ‘To each is own’1947 & then ‘The Heiress’1950. Also acted alongside Vivien Leigh in ‘Gone with the Wind,’ I have her signed photograph on the wall in my Snug ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TZ4Ywja5HC— Craig McMillan (@craigymcmillan) July 26, 2020