Olivia de Havilland, an iconic actress and delicate beauty of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and last surviving cast member of “Gone with the Wind,” has died at age 104 according to her publicist Lisa Goldberg.
“Last night, July 25 2020 the world lost an international treasure, and I lost a dear friend and beloved client,” her former lawyer Suzelle M. Smith said in an email to NBC News. “She died peacefully in Paris.”
The striking brunette won best actress Oscars for “The Heiress” and “To Each His Own” in the late 1940s, and was Oscar-nominated for “Gone With the Wind,” “The Snake Pit” and “Hold Back the Dawn.”
She was described as “the last surviving star” of “Gone With the Wind” for more than 50 years, after Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Clark Gable died much earlier, she rarely capitalized on that fact, staying mostly out of the limelight and preferring to live a quiet life in France.
We at The DC Patriot send out our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to her friends and family during this difficult time.