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Olivia De Havilland

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Biography

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Source: Wikipedia

Olivia Mary de Havilland (born July 1, 1916) is an American actress whose career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in forty-nine feature films, and was one of the leading movie stars during the golden age of Classical Hollywood. She is best known for her early screen performances in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Gone with the Wind (1939), and her later award-winning performances in To Each His Own (1946), The Snake Pit (1948), and The Heiress (1949). Born in Tokyo to English parents, de Havilland and her younger sister, actress Joan Fontaine, moved to California in 1919. They were raised by their mother Lillian, a former stage actress who taught them dramatic art, music, and elocution. De Havilland made her acting debut in amateur theatre in Alice in Wonderland and later appeared in a local production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which led to her playing Hermia in Max Reinhardt's stage production of the same play and a movie contract with Warner Bros.

Fact file

  • Born: Olivia Mary de Havilland July 1, 1916 (age 99) Tokyo, Japan
  • Residence: Paris, France
  • Other names: Livvie
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1935–1989
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Spouse(s): Marcus Goodrich (m. 1946; div. 1953) Pierre Galante (m. 1955; div. 1979)
  • Children: Benjamin Goodrich (1949–91) Gisèle Galante (b. 1956)
  • Parent(s): Walter Augustus de Havilland (1872–1968) Lillian Fontaine (1886–1975)
  • Relatives: Joan Fontaine (sister, 1917–2013)
  • Awards: See below

Read more about Olivia De Havilland at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

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Variety, 2018-03-21 00:16:16
Olivia De Havilland’s attorney argued Tuesday that there is a significant difference between the actress calling her sister a “bitch” and calling her sister a “dragon lady.” Attorneys for De Havilland, and for the cable channel FX appeared at a California Court of Appeal hearing to argue whether the actress’ ...

Olivia De Havilland Sues "Feud: Betty And Joan" For Unauthorized Depiction
LAist - News from LA, 2017-07-01 19:35:02
The famous actress claims FX is falsely representing her image. [ more › ]

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