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Gone With the Wind star Dame Olivia de Havilland dies aged 104



Gone With The Wind actress Dame Olivia de Havilland has died in France aged 104, her representation has confirmed.

Dame Olivia’s publicist Lisa Goldberg told the Hollywood Reporter, the award-winning actor died of natural causes at her home in Paris, where she had lived for more than 60 years.

A statement from her representative said: “Last night, the world lost an international treasure, and I lost a dear friend and beloved client. She died peacefully in Paris.”


The renowned actor was known for her performance as Melanie Hamilton in the 1939 epic Gone with the Wind.

At the time of her death Dame Olivia was the oldest living performer to have won an Oscar.

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice for To Each His Own in 1946 and for The Heiress in 1949.

Born in Japan to British parents, Dame Olivia first appeared on the big screen in 1935 as Dolly Stevens in Alibi Ike.

She made a number of television appearances and often worked on several movie titles a year until her last TV movie role as Aunt Bessie Merryman in The Woman He Loved in 1988.

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