The film legend and Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland is dead. She died on Sunday in Paris with 104 years of natural causes, was confirmed by their spokesperson. The actress, lived for many years in the French capital. In 1955 she had married in second marriage to the French writer and journalist Pierre Galante (1909-1998), and Hollywood turned their back.
Known de Havilland for her role in the virtuous Melanie Hamilton in the southern epic adhere to "gone with The wind" (1939). She was one of the last great Stars of the film Studio-Era in Hollywood.
born As a child of British parents in Tokyo, drew, Olivia de Havilland as a small child to California. The Austrian man of the theatre, Max Reinhardt discovered the 19-Year-old in the role of Hermia from Shakespeare's "a Midsummer night's dream". The film Studio Warner Brothers took them for seven years under contract and brought them out to the side of the Eroll Flynn in size. Eight movies you shot with the heart-breaker.
Fought in court for more rights as a actress
De Havilland was perceived because of their dark hair and fawn colored eyes as a beauty, and therefore often for sweet and romantic roles required. You longed to challenge their roles. Of the few ways frustrated, she sued in 1943 her film Studio Warner Bros., which wanted to force after the expiry of your contract to other productions. You owe the Studio for six months, because they have rejected roles, argued Warner. De Havilland went to court, and the appellate court in California gave her right: No Studio would extend an agreement without the consent of the performer was the verdict. To date, the decision unofficially, "De-Havilland is called a-law".
in 1946, she won an Oscar for the Melodrama "mother's heart" about an illegitimate birth. Three years later, the next Oscar for her portrayal followed in "The heiress" at the side of Montgomery Clift.
In its 60-year career, de Havilland also made private headlines - for example, by the bitter feud with her sister Joan Fontaine. The dispute deepened, both in 1942 for an Academy award were nominated, and the younger Joan for her role in the Hitchcock Thriller "suspicion," won. In 1978, published autobiography, "No Bed Of Roses," wrote Fontaine, the two each other liked as children. Because of radio silence between the sisters in a long time.
De Havilland denied this in the "Vanity Fair"Interview, vehemently. "I loved it as a child so much," says the older of the sisters. But the more she said about the break. Fontaine died in 2013 at age 96 in Carmel, California.
sub-de Havilland fighter was put in the fight against current TV series
To old age. A day before her 101. Birthday, she moved to Los Angeles in contention for the TV series "Feud" before the court. In the style of a Pseudo-documentation of wound series dealt with the long-standing rivalry between the two Hollywood divas Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, de Havilland was portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones.Updated Date: 26 July 2020, 14:20