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    Olivia de Haviland, R.I.P.

    Two time best actress Oscar winner and the last surviving star of Hollywood's Golden Age, Olivia de Haviland has died, age 104. She is perhaps best remembered as "Melanie Wilkes" in Gone With The Wind.
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    Re: Olivia de Haviland, R.I.P.

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    Re: Olivia de Haviland, R.I.P.

    The door can close and lock and the key thrown away now on the Golden Age of Hollywood (but, I'm sure I'm forgetting someone really important).
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    Re: Olivia de Haviland, R.I.P.

    I just realized that I misspelled her name! I should have spelled her last name with two "l"-Olivia de Havilland.
    From what I have read, she was a courageous lady but also sadly estranged from her sister, another Oscar winning actress, Joan Fontaine.
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    Re: Olivia de Haviland, R.I.P.

    She became famous playing Errol Flynn's love interest in black-and-white films. I was stunned to hear she was still alive. She was born before all of my grandparents. Also dated Howard Hughes.

    Arguably, she and her sister Joan Fontaine are the finest pair of acting siblings in movie history (only pair to have won best actress/actor awards).
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    Re: Olivia de Haviland, R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    The door can close and lock and the key thrown away now on the Golden Age of Hollywood (but, I'm sure I'm forgetting someone really important).
    Yeah, I had de Havliand and Kirk Douglas in my mind as the last of that era.

    Although not Hollywood, I did just learn that Doc Severinsen is still alive. (Look it up, kids!).

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    Re: Olivia de Haviland, R.I.P.

    Sad to see but a life well-lived.

    I’d watch GWTW every couple years or so and it would remind me she was still walking the planet.
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    Re: Olivia de Haviland, R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Yeah, I had de Havliand and Kirk Douglas in my mind as the last of that era.

    Although not Hollywood, I did just learn that Doc Severinsen is still alive. (Look it up, kids!).
    Not as big a name as some others, but I've been checking in on Norman Lloyd:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Lloyd

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    Re: Olivia de Haviland, R.I.P.

    She made her film debut as Joe E Brown's fiancee in the 1935 movie Alibi Ike (which I have a copy of). Enjoyable movie!

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