Olivia de Havilland: gone with the wind, but never to be forgotten


Dame Olivia de Havilland, who has died aged 104, was a hardworking, apparently unassuming but unforgettable and unforgotten star from Hollywood’s golden era. A capable actress, well-mannered and softly spoken, she had depth and a gentle beauty that lit up roles that might otherwise have seemed cloyingly sweet or merely uninteresting, such as Maid Marian in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Melanie in Gone with the Wind (1939)...

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