Actress Olivia de Havilland, best known for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind (1939), passed away on July 25 at the age of 104, Deadline reports.
Olivia de Havilland died at age 104, her former lawyer confirmed to Variety: “Last night, the world lost an international treasure, and I lost a dear friend and beloved client. She died peacefully in Paris” https://t.co/Wio2qZmOIG pic.twitter.com/21lAObStJC
— Variety (@Variety) July 26, 2020
According to him, the actress died in her sleep at her home in Paris.
Olivia de Havilland was born on July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, where her father Walter taught at a British college. When the parents’ marriage broke up, the future star moved to California with her mother and sister. When she turned eighteen, the Warner Brothers studio offered her her first contract. During her professional career, de Havilland received two Oscars for the films: To Each His Own (1948) and The Heiress (1949), she was twice awarded the Golden Globe.