Friday, July 1, 2011
Happy Birthday: Olivia de Havilland !
Olivia de Havilland was born in Tokyo, Japan, to English parents. Her mother, Lilian Augusta Ruse, also a actress known as Lillian Fontaine, and her father, Walter Augustus de Havilland, was a patent attorney with a practice in Japan. Her parents married in 1914 and divorced in 1925. She was raised as a Roman Catholic Her younger sister is the actress Joan Fontaine (born 1917).
Ms. 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.
Is the 15th cousin twice removed of Errol Flynn, her co-star in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
She and Joan Fontaine are the first sisters to win Oscars and the first ones to be Oscar-nominated in the same year.
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