Olivia de Havilland, Gone With The Wind Star, Passes Away At 104

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Olivia de Havilland, Gone With The Wind Star, Passes Away At 104

A legendary actress, she had won the Oscars for the best actress twice in her illustrious career.

Olivia de Havilland, the star of the classic movie 'Gone With The Wind,' has passed away at the age of 104. The actress died peacefully in her sleep and at her home in Paris. As reported by NBC News, the news of her passing was conveyed to the media outlet by her former lawyer Suzelle M. Smith who wrote to them in an email: "Last night, the world lost an international treasure, and I lost a dear friend and beloved client." She added: "She died peacefully in Paris."


A remarkable actress in her own rights, she had made a mark on the industry all on her own. Having been nominated for the best actress at the Academy Awards 5 times, she won the accolade twice, once in 1947 for 'To Each His Own' and in 1950 for 'The Heiress.'


Such was the mettle of which she was built that she had refused multiple roles offered by Warner Brothers and had even fought a legal battle with them and won. According to EW , she waged a legal battle with the studio when they tried to extend her contract for refusing roles. And the verdict that emerged in her favor is still known as the 'de Havilland law.'


The passing of one of the last few stars of the Golden Age has left a deep void in the industry that may never be filled. Her admirers loved her and took to social media to express their loss.




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