Thursday, July 1, 2010
Happy Birthday: Olivia Mary de Havilland .
Olivia Mary de Havilland (born July 1, 1916), is the older sister of actress Joan Fontaine. Along with her sister, de Havilland is one of the last surviving female stars from 1930's Hollywood. She is also the last living lead cast member from Gone with the Wind (1939). Epic film from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name. It was produced by David O. Selznick and directed by Victor Fleming from a screenplay by Sidney Howard. The epic film, set in the American South in and around the time of the American Civil War, stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, and Hattie McDaniel. It tells a story of the Civil War and its aftermath from a white Southern viewpoint.