Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE (July 1, 1916 – July 25, 2020) was a French-British-American actress. The major works of her cinematic career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in 49 feature films, and was one of the leading actresses of her time. She was also one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema, until her death in 2020. Her younger sister was actress Joan Fontaine.
De Havilland first came to prominence as a screen couple with Errol Flynn in adventure films such as Captain Blood (1935) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). One of her best-known roles is Melanie Hamilton in the film classic Gone with the Wind (1939), for which she received her first of five Oscar nominations, the only one for Best Supporting Actress.
Olivia de Havilland cause of death
De Havilland died of natural causes in her sleep at her home in Paris, France, on July 25, 2020, at the age of 104.
A tribute to Olivia de Havilland as Melanie in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Olivia de Havilland – Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month – Gone with the Wind