Actress Olivia de Havilland, who played Melanie in “Gone With the Wind” (1939), died at the age of 104 years. She was the last of the living actors of the legendary picture.
De Havilland passed away in a dream, in her home in France, reports Deadline.
According to the magazine Hollywood Reporter, the death came from natural causes.
Olivia de Havilland was born in 1916 in Tokyo, where her father taught in college, after her parents divorced her mother and sister, she moved to California. She played in the theater from the early 1930s, then began making movies. Four times nominated for “Oscar”, twice received this award – for the movies “Everyone – his own” (1947) and “Heir. Claimed for the award, including for “Gone with the Wind,” but lost to play in the same movie Hettya McDaniel. In 1941, she was nominated for her role in the film “Hold the Dawn,” but she lost to her own sister, Joan Fontaine (the film “Suspicion”). In addition to roles, is known for the trial with the studio Warner Brothers, which led to the so-called “law of de Havilland”, which significantly changed the rules of relations between artists and producers.