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Olivia de Havilland Net Worth $20 Million Dollars

Olivia De Havilland net worth: Olivia De Havilland is a British-American performer who has a net worth is at $20 million. Produced on July 1, 1916 to British parents in Tokyo, she is usually recognized for appearing in her early films where she played roles of simple looking young women and her later films where her characters were more profound and powerful.

She made her debut in stage theatre by landing a lead role in Alice in Wonderland in 1933. She indicated first of her film-livelihood by playing in films like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Joe E. Brown and Alibi Ike. She was cast opposite Australian actor Errol Flynn in 1935’s picture Captain Blood. As a result of immense critical and commercial success of the movie, the couples worked jointly in seven more films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Dodge City, They Died with Their Boots and many more. She acted in a show of romantic comedy films throughout the late 1930’s.

In 1939 film Gone with the Wind, she got nominated under Best Supporting Actress Category. She received naturalized citizenship of US on November 28, 1941. Following the critical success for her portrayal in Gone with the Wind, she began playing in much more serious roles. She too got awarded together with the National Board of Review Award for her 1948’s film The Snake Pit.


Olivia Mary de Havilland information

Olivia Mary de Havilland information

Birth date: July 1, 1916
Birth place: Tokyo, Japan
Height:5' 4" (1.63 m)
Profession:Actress, Soundtrack
Education:Mills College, Los Gatos High School
Nationality:American, British
Spouse:Marcus Goodrich, Pierre Galante
Children:Giselle Galante, Benjamin Goodrich
Parents:Walter Augustus de Havilland, Lillian Fontaine
Siblings:Joan Fontaine
Awards:Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Volpi Cup for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Movies:Gone with the Wind, The Heiress, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, To Each His Own, Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, The Snake Pit, They Died with Their Boots On, Dodge City, The Dark Mirror, Santa Fe Trail, My Cousin Rachel, Hold Back the Dawn, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Lady in a Cage, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Proud Rebel, Government Girl, The Swarm, The Strawberry Blonde, A Midsummer Night's Dream, In This Our Life, Airport '77, Not as a Stranger, Wings of the Navy, Devotion, That Lady, Libel, The Adventurers, Four's a Crowd, Light in the Piazza, The Guns of Navarone, Princess O'Rourke, The Woman He Loved, Anthony Adverse, It's Love I'm After, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, Gold Is Where You Find It, The Screaming Woman, Hard to Get, My Love Came Back, The Male Animal, Alibi Ike, The Ambassador's Daughter, The Great Garrick, Raffles, The Irish in Us, Pope Joan, The Fifth Musketeer, Call It a Day, Agatha Christie Classic Mystery Collection: Murder Is Easy

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Woman He Loved1988TV MovieAunt Bessie Merryman
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna1986TV MovieDowager Empress Maria
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Neal
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana1982TV MovieQueen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
Murder Is Easy1982TV MovieHonoria Waynflete (as Olivia De Havilland)
The Love Boat1981TV SeriesAunt Hilly
The Fifth Musketeer1979Queen Mother
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Warner
The Swarm1978Maureen Schuester
Airport '771977Emily Livingston
Pope Joan1972Mother Superior
The Screaming Woman1972TV MovieLaura Wynant (as Olivia DeHavilland)
The Adventurers1970Deborah Hadley (as Olivia De Havilland)
The Danny Thomas Hour1968TV SeriesDeborah Rubin
ABC Stage 671966TV SeriesEllie Thompson
The Big Valley1965TV SeriesMs. Hadley
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte1964Miriam
Lady in a Cage1964Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard
Light in the Piazza1962Meg Johnson
Libel1959Lady Margaret Loddon
The Proud Rebel1958Linnett Moore
The Ambassador's Daughter1956Joan Fisk
Not as a Stranger1955Kristina Hedvigson
That Lady1955Ana de Mendoza
My Cousin Rachel1952Rachel Ashley (as Olivia deHavilland)
The Heiress1949Catherine Sloper
The Snake Pit1948Virginia Stuart Cunningham
The Dark Mirror1946Terry Collins Ruth Collins
The Well-Groomed Bride1946Margie Dawson
Devotion1946Charlotte Brontë (as Olivia DeHavilland)
To Each His Own1946Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris (as Olivia De Havilland)
Government Girl1943Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard
Princess O'Rourke1943Princess Maria - aka Mary Williams (as Olivia DeHavilland)
Thank Your Lucky Stars1943Olivia de Havilland
In This Our Life1942Roy Timberlake
The Male Animal1942Ellen Turner
They Died with Their Boots On1941Elizabeth Bacon
Hold Back the Dawn1941Emmy Brown
The Strawberry Blonde1941Amy Lind
Santa Fe Trail1940'Kit Carson' Holliday (as Olivia De Havilland)
My Love Came Back1940Amelia Cornell
Gone with the Wind1939Melanie Hamilton - Their Cousin
Raffles1939Gwen
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex1939Lady Penelope Gray
Dodge City1939Abbie Irving
Wings of the Navy1939Irene Dale
Hard to Get1938Margaret (as Olivia De Havilland)
Four's a Crowd1938Lorri Dillingwell
The Adventures of Robin Hood1938Maid Marian
Gold Is Where You Find It1938Serena Ferris
The Great Garrick1937Germaine
It's Love I'm After1937Marcia West
A Day at Santa Anita1937ShortOlivia de Havilland (uncredited)
Call It a Day1937Catherine 'Cath' Hilton
The Charge of the Light Brigade1936Elsa Campbell (as Olivia De Havilland)
Anthony Adverse1936Angela Guessippi
Captain Blood1935Arabella Bishop
A Midsummer Night's Dream1935Hermia - In Love with Lysander (as Olivia de Haviland)
The Irish in Us1935Lucille Jackson
Alibi Ike1935Dolly Stevens

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thank Your Lucky Stars1943"The Dreamer" 1943, uncredited / performer: "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" 1854
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex1939performer: "Love's Answer" - uncredited
Four's a Crowd1938performer: "Frühlingslied Spring Song Op. 62, No. 6" 1842 - uncredited
A Midsummer Night's Dream1935performer: "Scottish Symphony: Final Movement" 1842 - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2012TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress (segment "McCullough")
La nuit des Césars1978-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
I Remember Better When I Paint2009DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Adventures of Errol Flynn2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Actress
Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia de Havilland2004Video documentary shortHerself
Premiere Women in Hollywood Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHerself (Received Legend Award)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Oscar Tribute Sequence / Past Winner
Entertainment Tonight1998TV SeriesHerself
The Aviators1998TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite All Time Favourite Motion Picture
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Talking Pictures1988TV Series documentaryHerself
Our World1987TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
Arena1983TV Series documentaryHerself
Good Morning America1978-1983TV SeriesHerself - Guest
This Is Your Life1964-1980TV Series documentaryHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1978-1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Actress
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock1979TV Movie documentaryHerself
Everyday1979TV SeriesHerself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Margaret Booth
Inside 'The Swarm'1978TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Greats1977TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis1977TV Special documentaryHerself
Film '721977TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite Movie Actress
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Russell Harty Show1975TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1973TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Movie Crazy Years1971TV Movie documentaryHerself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHerself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHerself - reviewing Academy's second decade (pre-recorded)
Personality1967TV SeriesHerself
The 39th Annual Academy Awards1967TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Short Subject, Cartoons & Live Action
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHerself - Recalling Her Awards: Pre-Recorded
What's My Line?1958-1965TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Password All-Stars1963-1965TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Bell Telephone Hour1965TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
I've Got a Secret1958-1965TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Guest / Herself / Herself - Guest
The Hollywood Palace1964TV SeriesHerself
The Price Is Right1964TV SeriesHerself
Wednesday Magazine1963TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 35th Annual Academy Awards1963TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Picture
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958-1962TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself
The 16th Annual Tony Awards1962TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Ed Sullivan Show1962TV SeriesLael Tucker Wertenbaker - scene from 'A Gift of Time'
Play Your Hunch1961TV SeriesHerself
Insight: Anthony Asquith1960DocumentaryHerself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Person to Person1960TV Series documentaryHerself
The 25th Annual Academy Awards1953TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Director
Show-Business at War1943Documentary shortHerself
Breakdowns of 19421942ShortHerself (uncredited)
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards1940Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 101937Documentary shortHerself
The Making of a Great Motion Picture1936Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
A Dream Comes True1935Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema Paradiso1988Maid Marian (uncredited)
Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler1983Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-19531979TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney1974TV Special documentaryAmy Lind
The World at War1973TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Extraordinary Seaman1969Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1954TV SeriesHerself
Stars on Horseback1943ShortHerself (uncredited)
Out Where the Stars Begin1938ShortSerena Ferris (uncredited)
Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn2016Documentary
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-19892013TV Movie documentaryHerself
60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress (segment "McCullough")
Stars of the Silver Screen2011TV SeriesLady Penelope Gray
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year2009TV Movie documentary
American Masters2008TV Series documentaryMaid Marian Hermia, In love with Lysander
World of Robin Hood2006TV Movie documentaryMaid Marian (uncredited)
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Captain Blood: A Swashbuckler Is Born2005Video documentary shortArabella Bishop
Dodge City: Go West, Errol Flynn2005Video documentary shortHerself / Abbie Irving
Elizabeth & Essex: Battle Royale2005Video documentary shortLady Penelope Gray (uncredited)
Living Famously2003TV Series documentaryHerself - 1980s interview
Backstory2001TV Series documentaryMiriam Deering / Herself
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interview
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryActress 'The Snake Pit' (uncredited)
Biography1994-1995TV Series documentaryVirginia Stuart Cunningham
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind1988TV Movie documentaryHerself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsCareer - Honorary Award
2006OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActing
2004Legend AwardElle Women in Hollywood Awards
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TVAnastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6762 Hollywood Blvd.
1950OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Heiress (1949)
1950Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture ActressThe Heiress (1949)
1950Sour AppleGolden Apple AwardsLeast Cooperative Actress
1950Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)The Snake Pit (1948)
1949NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressThe Heiress (1949)
1949International AwardVenice Film FestivalBest ActressThe Snake Pit (1948)
1948NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActressThe Snake Pit (1948)
1948NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressThe Snake Pit (1948)
1947OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleTo Each His Own (1946)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialAnastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
1953Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - DramaMy Cousin Rachel (1952)
1949OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Snake Pit (1948)
1942OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleHold Back the Dawn (1941)
1940OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleGone with the Wind (1939)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1946NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressTo Each His Own (1946)
1941NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressHold Back the Dawn (1941)

TitleSalary
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)$100 000
Gone with the Wind (1939)$25,000
Raffles (1939)$1,250 /week
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)$100 000
Gone with the Wind (1939)$25,000
Raffles (1939)$1,250 /week

#Fact
1When Alicia Rhett, who played India, the daughter of John Wilkes in the classic "Gone with the Wind", died less than one month before her 99th birthday on January 3, 2014, Olivia de Havilland became the very last surviving cast member from that movie. This is quite an accomplishment considering the film had over 50 speaking parts.
2Was the 28th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for To Each His Own (1946) at The 19th Academy Awards on March 13, 1947.
3Was considered for the title role in Mildred Pierce (1945).
4Her paternal grandfather, the Reverend Charles Richard de Havilland, was from a family originally from Guernsey, in the Channel Islands. Her other ancestry includes Anglo-Irish and English.
5[July 2006] Celebrated her 90th birthday at her daughter's home in Malibu.
6Visited New York in the spring of 2004 to film a special commentary programme for the upcoming DVD of Gone with the Wind (1939), to be released in November that year.
7Is a staunch liberal Democrat and anti-communist.
8Gave birth to her second child at age 40, daughter Gisèle Galante, on July 18, 1956. The child's father was her second husband, Pierre Galante; they divorced in 1979, and he died in 1998.
9Her older child, a son, Benjamin Goodrich, died from Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 41. [October 1, 1991].
10Gave birth to her first child at age 33, son Benjamin Briggs Goodrich, on September 27, 1949. The child's father was her first husband, Marcus Goodrich; they divorced in 1953, and he died in 1991.
11In a rare act of reconciliation, Olivia and her sister Joan Fontaine celebrated Christmas 1962 together along with their then-husbands and children.
12Was offered the role of Mary Hatch Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) after Jean Arthur turned it down, but she also turned down the part. Donna Reed was cast instead and it went on to be one of her most famous performances.
13One of her cousins, Captain Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (1882 - 1965), was a British aviation pioneer, aircraft designer and owner of the de Havilland Aircraft Company. Their wooden bomber Mosquito has been considered the most versatile warplane ever built. The ill-fated de Havilland Comet was the first commercial jet airliner in 1952.
14Received the Medal of Arts honor from President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony in the East Room on November 17, 2008, "for her persuasive and compelling skill as an actress in roles from Shakespeare's Hermia to Margaret Mitchell's Melanie. Her independence, integrity, and grace won creative freedom for herself and her fellow film actors.".
15She was awarded the 2008 American National Medal of the Arts by President George Walker Bush in Washington D.C.
16Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 6764 Hollywood Blvd.
17She accepted two film roles turned down by Ginger Rogers, To Each His Own (1946) and The Snake Pit (1948). Olivia won an Oscar for To Each His Own (1946) and was nominated for The Snake Pit (1948). Rogers later regretted turning down the roles and wrote: "It seemed Olivia knew a good thing when she saw it. Perhaps Olivia should thank me for such poor judgment".
18Attended as a surprise guest honoring the late Bette Davis, her long-time friend and co-star at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles on May 1, 2008. The event, "A Centennial Tribute to Bette Davis", was hosted by film historian Robert Osborne and its reception included Davis's son, Michael Merrill, Davis's long-time personal assistant Kathryn Sermak and friends Gena Rowlands & Joan Leslie.
19Attended the funeral of Charlton Heston in April, 2008.
20In Italy, almost all of her films were dubbed by either Dhia Cristiani or Lidia Simoneschi. For the Italian releases of two of her most celebrated and fondly remembered roles, Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Maid Marian in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), she was dubbed, respectively, by Renata Marini and Dina Perbellini. This was the only time that either Italian actresses lent her voice to Olivia.
21In April 1946 she set off a power struggle within the Hollywood Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions (HICCASP) by refusing to deliver two speeches in Seattle as written by her fellow executive council member Dalton Trumbo, later one of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten. She felt Trumbo's text was too left-wing and worried that the organization was becoming "automatically pro-Russian".
22Is mentioned in Helge Schneider's book "Die Memoiren des Rodriguez Faszanatas".
23In the 1950s, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum near Tucson, AZ, named one of their female javalinas "Olivia de Javalina" in her honor; incidentally, their male was named "Gregory Peckory" to honor actor Gregory Peck.
24Was romantically involved with James Stewart, Howard Hughes, John Huston in the late 1930s.
25When she was 9 years old, she made a will in which she stated, "I bequeath all my beauty to my younger sister Joan [Joan Fontaine], since she has none".
26She has a street named after her in Mexico City. Renowned Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernández lived in Coyoacan Town on a street with no name at all, so he asked the authorities to name this street "Dulce Olivia," Spanish for "Sweet Olivia," after her.
27Ex-sister-in-law of Collier Young, Brian Aherne and William Dozier.
28Aunt of Debbie Dozier.
29Was somewhat overweight when she first came to Paramount; Edith Head designed costumes for her with a slimming effect.
30The role of Lisolette Mueller in the The Towering Inferno (1974) was originally offered to her. It was eventually played by Jennifer Jones.
31Her mother named her Olivia after William Shakespeare's romantic heroine in "Twelfth Night.".
32Confessed in later years that she had an intense crush on Errol Flynn during the years of their filming, saying that it was hard to resist his charms.
33She and Errol Flynn acted together in 8 movies: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), Dodge City (1939), Four's a Crowd (1938), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and They Died with Their Boots On (1941) Both are also featured in a 9th film, Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), although in separate scenes.
34Is portrayed by Lee Purcell in My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985).
35She and Joan Fontaine are the first sisters to win Oscars and the first ones to be Oscar-nominated in the same year.
36Is the 15th cousin twice removed of Errol Flynn, her co-star in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
37In 1991, her son, Benjamin Briggs Goodrich, a statistical analyst, died of complications from Hodgkin's disease at his mother's home in Paris, France.
38She holds the record for the most people thanked in an Oscar acceptance speech (27), which she set when she accepted the award for Best Actress for To Each His Own (1946).
39She made a special appearance at the The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) and received a well-deserved standing ovation.
40Ms. de Havilland lives a peaceful retirement at her home on Rue Benouville, in Paris. She spends time teaching Sunday school to children at a local church.
41It was reported in October 2001 that Miss de Havilland was among 40 prominent French residents who were victims of hoax anthrax attacks. (The attacks were proven to be hoaxes after a woman was arrested in Paris for sending out envelopes containing a powdery substance.)
42Her father, Walter Augustus de Havilland (1872-1968), was a patent attorney in Japan and also the author of the 1910 book 'The ABC of Go', which provides a detailed and comprehensive description of the Japanese board game.
43Is descended from the Haverlands of Normandy, one of whom (the Lord of Haverland) accompanied William the Conquerer in his invasion of England in 1066.
44Turned down the role of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), reportedly saying that "a lady just doesn't say or do those things on the screen". De Havilland set the record straight in a 2006 interview, saying that she had recently given birth to her son when offered the part and was unable to relate to the material.
45In 1965, she became the first female president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
46Lost her son, Benjamin, to Hodgkin's disease in 1991, shortly before his father, writer Marcus Goodrich, passed away.
47At the age of 82, was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Hertfordshire, England.
48Showed flair as a writer when "Every Fenchman Has One," a lighthearted autobiographical account of her attempts at adapting to French life, was published in 1962.
49Has made Paris her home since the mid 1950s.
50Justly famous for her court victory against Warner Brothers in the mid 1940s (many others had sued Warners but failed), which stopped Warners from adding suspension periods to actors' contracts and therefore meant more freedom for actors in Hollywood. It became known as the "de Havilland decision".
51As of December 15 2014, the 75th anniversary of the premiere of Gone with the Wind (1939), she is the only surviving major cast member. She has been the only survivor of the four principal leads since 1967. The only other surviving cast member who received screen credit is Mickey Kuhn.
52After her divorce in 1979 from her second husband, Pierre Galante, they remained close friends; after he became ill with cancer, she nursed him until his death, in 1998.
53Relations between de Havilland and younger sister Joan Fontaine were never all that strong and worsened in 1941, when both were nominated for 'Best Actress' Oscar awards. Their mutual dislike and jealousy escalated into an all-out feud after Fontaine won for Suspicion (1941). Despite the fact that de Havilland went on to win two Academy Awards of her own, they remained permanently estranged.
54Daughter of film and stage actress Lilian Fontaine.
55Older sister of actress Joan Fontaine.
56One of Olivia's cousin was Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (1882-1965), a British aviation pioneer and the designer of aircraft such as the wartime Mosquito fighter.
57Was the 28th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for To Each His Own (1946) at The 19th Academy Awards on March 13, 1947.
58Was considered for the title role in Mildred Pierce (1945).
59Her paternal grandfather, the Reverend Charles Richard de Havilland, was from a family originally from Guernsey, in the Channel Islands. Her other ancestry includes Anglo-Irish and English.
60[July 2006] Celebrated her 90th birthday at her daughter's home in Malibu.
61Visited New York in the spring of 2004 to film a special commentary programme for the upcoming DVD of Gone with the Wind (1939), to be released in November that year.
62Is a staunch liberal Democrat and anti-communist.
63Gave birth to her first child at age 33, son Benjamin Briggs Goodrich, on December 1, 1949. The child's father was her first husband, Marcus Goodrich; they divorced in 1953, and he died in 1991.
64Her older child, a son, Benjamin Goodrich, died from Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 41. [October 1, 1991].
65Gave birth to her second child at age 40, daughter Gisèle Galante, on July 18, 1956. The child's father was her second husband, Pierre Galante; they divorced in 1979, and he died in 1998.
66In a rare act of reconciliation, Olivia and her sister Joan Fontaine celebrated Christmas 1962 together along with their then-husbands and children.
67Was offered the role of Mary Hatch Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) after Jean Arthur turned it down, but she also turned down the part. Donna Reed was cast instead and it went on to be one of her most famous performances.
68One of her cousins, Captain Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (1882 - 1965), was a British aviation pioneer, aircraft designer and owner of the de Havilland Aircraft Company. Their wooden bomber Mosquito has been considered the most versatile warplane ever built. The ill-fated de Havilland Comet was the first commercial jet airliner in 1952.
69Received the Medal of Arts honor from President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony in the East Room on November 17, 2008, "for her persuasive and compelling skill as an actress in roles from Shakespeare's Hermia to Margaret Mitchell's Melanie. Her independence, integrity, and grace won creative freedom for herself and her fellow film actors.".
70She was awarded the 2008 American National Medal of the Arts by President George Walker Bush in Washington D.C.
71Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 6764 Hollywood Blvd.
72She accepted two film roles turned down by Ginger Rogers, To Each His Own (1946) and The Snake Pit (1948). Olivia won an Oscar for To Each His Own (1946) and was nominated for The Snake Pit (1948). Rogers later regretted turning down the roles and wrote: "It seemed Olivia knew a good thing when she saw it. Perhaps Olivia should thank me for such poor judgment".
73Attended as a surprise guest honoring the late Bette Davis, her long-time friend and co-star at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles on May 1, 2008. The event, "A Centennial Tribute to Bette Davis", was hosted by film historian Robert Osborne and its reception included Davis's son, Michael Merrill, Davis's long-time personal assistant Kathryn Sermak and friends Gena Rowlands & Joan Leslie.
74Attended the funeral of Charlton Heston in April, 2008.
75In Italy, almost all of her films were dubbed by either Dhia Cristiani or Lidia Simoneschi. For the Italian releases of two of her most celebrated and fondly remembered roles, Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Maid Marian in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), she was dubbed, respectively, by Renata Marini and Dina Perbellini. This was the only time that either Italian actresses lent her voice to Olivia.
76In April 1946 she set off a power struggle within the Hollywood Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions (HICCASP) by refusing to deliver two speeches in Seattle as written by her fellow executive council member Dalton Trumbo, later one of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten. She felt Trumbo's text was too left-wing and worried that the organization was becoming "automatically pro-Russian".
77Is mentioned in Helge Schneider's book "Die Memoiren des Rodriguez Faszanatas".
78In the 1950s, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum near Tucson, AZ, named one of their female javalinas "Olivia de Javalina" in her honor; incidentally, their male was named "Gregory Peckory" to honor actor Gregory Peck.
79Was romantically involved with James Stewart, Howard Hughes, John Huston in the late 1930s.
80When she was 9 years old, she made a will in which she stated, "I bequeath all my beauty to my younger sister Joan [Joan Fontaine], since she has none".
81She has a street named after her in Mexico City. Renowned Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernández lived in Coyoacan Town on a street with no name at all, so he asked the authorities to name this street "Dulce Olivia," Spanish for "Sweet Olivia," after her.
82Ex-sister-in-law of Collier Young, Brian Aherne and William Dozier.
83Aunt of Debbie Dozier.
84Was somewhat overweight when she first came to Paramount; Edith Head designed costumes for her with a slimming effect.
85The role of Lisolette Mueller in the The Towering Inferno (1974) was originally offered to her. It was eventually played by Jennifer Jones.
86Her mother named her Olivia after William Shakespeare's romantic heroine in "Twelfth Night.".
87Confessed in later years that she had an intense crush on Errol Flynn during the years of their filming, saying that it was hard to resist his charms.
88She and Errol Flynn acted together in 8 movies: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), Dodge City (1939), Four's a Crowd (1938), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and They Died with Their Boots On (1941) Both are also featured in a 9th film, Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), although in separate scenes.
89Is portrayed by Lee Purcell in My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985).
90She and Joan Fontaine are the first sisters to win Oscars and the first ones to be Oscar-nominated in the same year.
91Is the 15th cousin twice removed of Errol Flynn, her co-star in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
92In 1991, her son, Benjamin Briggs Goodrich, a statistical analyst, died of complications from Hodgkin's disease at his mother's home in Paris, France.
93She holds the record for the most people thanked in an Oscar acceptance speech (27), which she set when she accepted the award for Best Actress for To Each His Own (1946).
94She made a special appearance at the The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) and received a well-deserved standing ovation.
95Ms. de Havilland lives a peaceful retirement at her home on Rue Benouville, in Paris. She spends time teaching Sunday school to children at a local church.
96It was reported in October 2001 that Miss de Havilland was among 40 prominent French residents who were victims of hoax anthrax attacks. (The attacks were proven to be hoaxes after a woman was arrested in Paris for sending out envelopes containing a powdery substance.)
97Her father, Walter Augustus de Havilland (1872-1968), was a patent attorney in Japan and also the author of the 1910 book 'The ABC of Go', which provides a detailed and comprehensive description of the Japanese board game.
98Is descended from the Haverlands of Normandy, one of whom (the Lord of Haverland) accompanied William the Conquerer in his invasion of England in 1066.
99Turned down the role of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), reportedly saying that "a lady just doesn't say or do those things on the screen". De Havilland set the record straight in a 2006 interview, saying that she had recently given birth to her son when offered the part and was unable to relate to the material.
100In 1965, she became the first female president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
101Lost her son, Benjamin, to Hodgkin's disease in 1991, shortly before his father, writer Marcus Goodrich, passed away.
102At the age of 82, was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Hertfordshire, England.
103Showed flair as a writer when "Every Fenchman Has One," a lighthearted autobiographical account of her attempts at adapting to French life, was published in 1962.
104Has made Paris her home since the mid 1950s.
105Justly famous for her court victory against Warner Brothers in the mid 1940s (many others had sued Warners but failed), which stopped Warners from adding suspension periods to actors' contracts and therefore meant more freedom for actors in Hollywood. It became known as the "de Havilland decision".
106As of December 15 2014, the 75th anniversary of the premiere of Gone with the Wind (1939), she is the only surviving major cast member. She has been the only survivor of the four principal leads since 1967. The only other surviving cast member who received screen credit is Mickey Kuhn.
107After her divorce in 1979 from her second husband, Pierre Galante, they remained close friends; after he became ill with cancer, she nursed him until his death, in 1998.
108Relations between de Havilland and younger sister Joan Fontaine were never all that strong and worsened in 1941, when both were nominated for 'Best Actress' Oscar awards. Their mutual dislike and jealousy escalated into an all-out feud after Fontaine won for Suspicion (1941). Despite the fact that de Havilland went on to win two Academy Awards of her own, they remained permanently estranged.
109Daughter of film and stage actress Lilian Fontaine.
110Older sister of actress Joan Fontaine.
111One of Olivia's cousin was Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (1882-1965), a British aviation pioneer and the designer of aircraft such as the wartime Mosquito fighter.

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1[dedication to Mickey Rooney upon his death, 2014] Mickey, Mickey, Mickey. They say you have died but I find this so hard to believe, for you are so live in my memory. There you are in the big room of the Chamber of Commerce Building on Sunset Boulevard in the summer of 1934, a little boy passing easily as a nine year-old when you are really thirteen. You hand me your work copy of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', climb onto the banquette beside me, place your head upon my lap and ask me to awaken you nine lines before your cue...What a memory you have left with me to keep.
2[in response to what is her favorite word] I am attracted by almost any French word - written or spoken. Before I knew its meaning, I thought "saucisson" so exquisite that it seemed the perfect name to give a child - until I learned it meant "sausage"!
3[on Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] The problem was I wasn't as anxious to work as she was. I didn't need to. I wasn't thrilled with the script, and I definitely didn't like my part. I was reverse-typecast, being asked to be an unsympathetic villain. It wasn't what people expected of me. It wasn't really what I wanted to do.
4[on Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] Bette wanted it so much, so I did it. I can't say I regretted it, because working with her was special, but I can't say it was a picture I am proud to put on my resume. Given the choice, I wouldn't have deprived Joan Crawford of the honor!
5[on Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] I always thought it would be fun if we could work together. Then I was offered the chance to work with her on the film that became Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) when Joan Crawford withdrew. I knew Bette wanted badly to work, and Jane [What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)] had been such a success that Bette was quite anxious. They had to find the replacement, and Bette wanted me.
6I felt Gone with the Wind would last five years, and it's lasted over 70, and into a new millennium. There is a special place in my heart for that film and Melanie. She was a remarkable character - a loving person, and because of that she was a happy person. And Scarlett, of course, was not.
7Clark was supposed to cry in the scene after the death of his daughter. It worried him for days before he was to do the scene. He never cried on the screen before, and it became an obsession with him. He didn't think it was masculine for a man to cry. One day he confided in me, "Olivia, I can't do it. I'm just going to have to quit." I talked with him and convinced him that the tears denoted strength of character, not weakness. It turned out to be one of the most memorable scenes in the movie. Clark always underrated himself as an actor. I think his Rhett Butler will live forever as one of the screen's classic performances.
8[on Clark Gable] Clark Gable was highly professional. He was a bigger star than we can create today. I was just a mini-star when we did "Gone With the Wind." I was afraid to talk to him. People can't understand it now, but we were in awe. Clark Gable didn't open supermarkets.
9[on Bette Davis] The great lesson I learned from Bette was her absolute dedication to getting everything just right. She used to spend hours studying the character she was going to play, then hours in make-up ensuring that her physical appearance was right for the part. I have always tried to put the same amount of work into everything I've done.
10[on Michael Curtiz] He was a tyrant, he was abusive, he was cruel. Oh, he was just a villain but I guess he was pretty good. We didn't believe it then, but he clearly was. He knew what he was doing. He knew how to tell a story very clearly and he knew how to keep things going.
11[on Errol Flynn] I had a very big crush on Errol Flynn during "Captain Blood." I thought he was absolutely smashing for three solid years, but he never guessed. Then he had one on me but nothing came of it. I'm not going to regret that; it could have ruined my life.
12The overwhelming majority of people who make up the liberal and progressive groups of this country believe in democracy, and NOT in communism. We believe that the two cannot be reconciled here in the United States, and we believe that every effort should be exerted to make democracy work, and to extend its benefits to every person in every community throughout the land.
13[speaking in June 2006] I'll be 90 on July 1. I can't wait to be 90! Another victory!
14[when asked during 2006 interview whether or not she missed acting] Not at all. Life is too full of events of great importance. That is more absorbing and enriching than a fantasy life. I don't need a fantasy life as once I did. That is the life of the imagination that I had a great need for. Films were the perfect means for satisfying that need.
15[on Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)]: It was full of traps; it was a delicate tightrope assignment. I found that very interesting. Robert Aldrich gave it a very special style, a kind of dark, glittering style which fascinated me.
16[speaking in 2003] I know this is not a popular thing to say at the moment, but I love living among the French. They are very independent, intelligent, well educated and creative. They are a people full of feeling, which they express. They're a vivacious people. Well, they're Celts, you see.
17[speaking in 2004] There certainly is such a thing as screen chemistry, although I don't believe you find it frequently. There was a definite on-screen chemistry between Errol [Errol Flynn] and me. Before us, the most potent example was Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell in the '20s and '30s. People should not be surprised by screen chemistry because, after all, life is chemistry.
18[on the continuing appeal of Gone with the Wind (1939)] It will go on forever, and how thrilling that is. It has this universal life, this continuing life. Every nation has experienced war - and defeat and renaissance. So all people can identify with the characters. Not only that, it's terribly well constructed. Something happens every three minutes, and it keeps you on your toes and the edge of your seat, which is quite a feat, I must say.
19[speaking in 1997] I have taken a long vacation, but I wouldn't object to a fascinating part in a first-rate project, something I felt I could do well or would understand and interpret in an effective way. Then I would say, 'Yes'. The offers still come, but not what I'm looking for.
20Playing good girls in the '30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress.
21[After winning her second Oscar in 1950] When I won the first award in 1947, I was terribly thrilled. But this time I felt solemn, very serious and . . . shocked. Yes, shocked! It's a great responsibility to win the award twice.
22We were like a stock company at Warners. We didn't know any of the stars from the other studios.
23The TV business is soul crushing, talent destroying and human being destroying. These men in their black towers don't know what they are doing. It's slave labour. There is no elegance left in anybody. They have no taste. Movies are being financed by conglomerates, which take a writeoff if they don't work. The only people who fight for what the public deserves are artists.
24The one thing that you simply have to remember all the time that you are there is that Hollywood is an oriental city. As long as you do that, you might survive. If you try to equate it with anything else, you'll perish.
25[on Hollywood's reaction to her landmark court victory against Warner Bros.] I was told I would never work again, if I lost or won. When I won, they were impressed and didn't bear a grudge.
26Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time; it isn't natural.
27[dedication to Mickey Rooney upon his death, 2014] Mickey, Mickey, Mickey. They say you have died but I find this so hard to believe, for you are so live in my memory. There you are in the big room of the Chamber of Commerce Building on Sunset Boulevard in the summer of 1934, a little boy passing easily as a nine year-old when you are really thirteen. You hand me your work copy of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', climb onto the banquette beside me, place your head upon my lap and ask me to awaken you nine lines before your cue...What a memory you have left with me to keep.
28[in response to what is her favorite word] I am attracted by almost any French word - written or spoken. Before I knew its meaning, I thought "saucisson" so exquisite that it seemed the perfect name to give a child - until I learned it meant "sausage"!
29[on Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] The problem was I wasn't as anxious to work as she was. I didn't need to. I wasn't thrilled with the script, and I definitely didn't like my part. I was reverse-typecast, being asked to be an unsympathetic villain. It wasn't what people expected of me. It wasn't really what I wanted to do.
30[on Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] Bette wanted it so much, so I did it. I can't say I regretted it, because working with her was special, but I can't say it was a picture I am proud to put on my resume. Given the choice, I wouldn't have deprived Joan Crawford of the honor!
31[on Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] I always thought it would be fun if we could work together. Then I was offered the chance to work with her on the film that became Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) when Joan Crawford withdrew. I knew Bette wanted badly to work, and Jane [What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)] had been such a success that Bette was quite anxious. They had to find the replacement, and Bette wanted me.
32I felt Gone with the Wind would last five years, and it's lasted over 70, and into a new millennium. There is a special place in my heart for that film and Melanie. She was a remarkable character - a loving person, and because of that she was a happy person. And Scarlett, of course, was not.
33Clark was supposed to cry in the scene after the death of his daughter. It worried him for days before he was to do the scene. He never cried on the screen before, and it became an obsession with him. He didn't think it was masculine for a man to cry. One day he confided in me, "Olivia, I can't do it. I'm just going to have to quit." I talked with him and convinced him that the tears denoted strength of character, not weakness. It turned out to be one of the most memorable scenes in the movie. Clark always underrated himself as an actor. I think his Rhett Butler will live forever as one of the screen's classic performances.
34[on Clark Gable] Clark Gable was highly professional. He was a bigger star than we can create today. I was just a mini-star when we did "Gone With the Wind." I was afraid to talk to him. People can't understand it now, but we were in awe. Clark Gable didn't open supermarkets.
35[on Bette Davis] The great lesson I learned from Bette was her absolute dedication to getting everything just right. She used to spend hours studying the character she was going to play, then hours in make-up ensuring that her physical appearance was right for the part. I have always tried to put the same amount of work into everything I've done.
36[on Michael Curtiz] He was a tyrant, he was abusive, he was cruel. Oh, he was just a villain but I guess he was pretty good. We didn't believe it then, but he clearly was. He knew what he was doing. He knew how to tell a story very clearly and he knew how to keep things going.
37[on Errol Flynn] I had a very big crush on Errol Flynn during "Captain Blood." I thought he was absolutely smashing for three solid years, but he never guessed. Then he had one on me but nothing came of it. I'm not going to regret that; it could have ruined my life.
38The overwhelming majority of people who make up the liberal and progressive groups of this country believe in democracy, and NOT in communism. We believe that the two cannot be reconciled here in the United States, and we believe that every effort should be exerted to make democracy work, and to extend its benefits to every person in every community throughout the land.
39[speaking in June 2006] I'll be 90 on July 1. I can't wait to be 90! Another victory!
40[when asked during 2006 interview whether or not she missed acting] Not at all. Life is too full of events of great importance. That is more absorbing and enriching than a fantasy life. I don't need a fantasy life as once I did. That is the life of the imagination that I had a great need for. Films were the perfect means for satisfying that need.
41[on Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)]: It was full of traps; it was a delicate tightrope assignment. I found that very interesting. Robert Aldrich gave it a very special style, a kind of dark, glittering style which fascinated me.
42[speaking in 2003] I know this is not a popular thing to say at the moment, but I love living among the French. They are very independent, intelligent, well educated and creative. They are a people full of feeling, which they express. They're a vivacious people. Well, they're Celts, you see.
43[speaking in 2004] There certainly is such a thing as screen chemistry, although I don't believe you find it frequently. There was a definite on-screen chemistry between Errol [Errol Flynn] and me. Before us, the most potent example was Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell in the '20s and '30s. People should not be surprised by screen chemistry because, after all, life is chemistry.
44[on the continuing appeal of Gone with the Wind (1939)] It will go on forever, and how thrilling that is. It has this universal life, this continuing life. Every nation has experienced war - and defeat and renaissance. So all people can identify with the characters. Not only that, it's terribly well constructed. Something happens every three minutes, and it keeps you on your toes and the edge of your seat, which is quite a feat, I must say.
45[speaking in 1997] I have taken a long vacation, but I wouldn't object to a fascinating part in a first-rate project, something I felt I could do well or would understand and interpret in an effective way. Then I would say, 'Yes'. The offers still come, but not what I'm looking for.
46Playing good girls in the '30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress.
47[After winning her second Oscar in 1950] When I won the first award in 1947, I was terribly thrilled. But this time I felt solemn, very serious and . . . shocked. Yes, shocked! It's a great responsibility to win the award twice.
48We were like a stock company at Warners. We didn't know any of the stars from the other studios.
49The TV business is soul crushing, talent destroying and human being destroying. These men in their black towers don't know what they are doing. It's slave labour. There is no elegance left in anybody. They have no taste. Movies are being financed by conglomerates, which take a writeoff if they don't work. The only people who fight for what the public deserves are artists.
50The one thing that you simply have to remember all the time that you are there is that Hollywood is an oriental city. As long as you do that, you might survive. If you try to equate it with anything else, you'll perish.
51[on Hollywood's reaction to her landmark court victory against Warner Bros.] I was told I would never work again, if I lost or won. When I won, they were impressed and didn't bear a grudge.
52Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time; it isn't natural.

#Trademark
1Small, delicate frame
2Despite her great beauty, was often cast as plain, everyday women
3Emotionally (and sometimes physically) vulnerable characters
4Small, delicate frame
5Despite her great beauty, was often cast as plain, everyday women
6Emotionally (and sometimes physically) vulnerable characters

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