Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Olivia de Havilland

 

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Olivia de Havilland, born July 1 in 1916!

One of the more depressing things about this job, well, really the only depressing thing about this job is the fact that almost everyone I write about is dead. A bit of a downer, I know. So, every once in a while when I’m silently lamenting to myself about how I’ll never have the chance to meet Billy Wilder or never see Katharine Hepburn, I like to think about Olivia de Havilland. At 96 years-old today, she is alive, kicking, and even receiving France’s most prestigious accolade, the Légion d’honneur. Presented to her by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, no less. So, let’s honor this living legend by celebrating some of her most shining silver screen characters.

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Olivia de Havilland as Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming director)

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Olivia de Havilland with frequent co-star Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1939, Michael Curtiz director)

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Olivia de Havilland in her Oscar winning role The Heiress (1949, William Wyler Director)

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Minoo Allen for Classic Movie Hub

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