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Olivia De Havilland

Born: 7/1/1916
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

The sister of actress Joan Fontaine, she is probably best remembered as the long-suffering Melanie in Gone With the Wind (1939). She starred opposite Errol Flynn in Captain Blood (1935) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), and she won Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949). Her other films include Hold Back the Dawn (1941), The Snake Pit (1948), Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), and Airport 77 (1977).

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More on Olivia De Havilland from Infoplease:

  • Olivia De Havilland - Biography of Olivia De Havilland, Melanie in Gone With the Wind
  • Airport '77 - Starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, James Stewart
  • To Each His Own (1946) - Starring Mary Anderson (I), Griff Barnett, Gladys Blake, Harlan Briggs, Jack Clifford
  • They Died With Their Boots On - Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin, Gene Lockhart
  • The Strawberry Blonde - Starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale, Jack Carson