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Olivia de Havilland

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born to a British patent attorney and his wife on July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her parents divorced when Olivia was just three years old, and she moved with her mother and sister to Saratoga, California. After graduating from high school, Olivia enrolled in Mills College in Oakland. At Mills, she participated in the school play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and was spotted by Max Reinhardt. Reinhardt was so impressed that he picked her up for both his stage version and the Warner Bros. film version in 1935. Greatly impressd, Warner executives signed her to a 7-year contract. Olivia appeared in 3 more films: The Irish in Us (1935), Alibi Ike (1935) and Captain Blood (1935), the latter with Errol Flynn. He and Olivia starred together in 8 films during their careers. In 1939 Warner Bros. loaned her to David O. Selznick for Gone with the Wind (1939). Playing the sweet Melanie Hamilton, Olivia received her 1st nomination for Best Supporting Actress, only to lose out to co-star, Hattie McDaniel. After GWTW, Olivia returned to Warner Bros. In 1941 she played Emmy Brown in Hold Back the Dawn (1941), which resulted in her 2nd Oscar nomination, now for Best Actress. Again she lost to her sister Joan for her role in Suspicion (1941). After that strong showing, Olivia now demanded better, more substantial roles than the "sweet young thing" slot into which Warners had been fitting her. The studio responded by placing her on a 6-month suspension. As if that weren't bad enough, when her contract was up, she was told that she would have to make up the time lost for the suspension. She sued the studio, and for the length of the court battle didn't appear in a single film. In a landmark decision, the court said not only that Olivia did not have to make up the time, but that all performers were to be limited to a seven-year contract that would include any suspensions handed down. This became known as the "de Havilland decision". In 1946, Olivia made up for lost time by appearing in 4 films, one finally won her an Oscar: To Each His Own (1946). Olivia was the strongest performer in Hollywood for the balance of the 1940s. In 1948 she starred in The Snake Pit (1948). The end result was another Oscar nomination for Best Actress, losing to Jane Wyman in Johnny Belinda (1948). She made only one film in 1949, but she won a nomination and the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Heiress (1949). After a 3-year hiatus, Olivia returned to star in My Cousin Rachel (1952). From that point on, she made few appearances on the screen but was seen both on Broadway and in some television shows. Her last screen appearance was in The Fifth Musketeer (1979), and her last career appearance was in the TV movie The Woman He Loved (1988). During the hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of GWTW in 1989, she graciously declined requests for all interviews as the only surviving one of the four main stars. Today she enjoys a quiet retirement in Paris, France.

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Jul 1, 1916 в Tokyo, Japan
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на movie Alibi Ike 1935-06-15
Последний проект:
Кино The Adventures of Errol Flynn 2005-04-05
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia DeHavilland
Poster of My Love Came Back
Poster of Anthony Adverse
Poster of Alibi Ike
Кино The Adventures of Errol Flynn Herself - Actress (also archive footage) 2005-04-05
Кино Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia DeHavilland Herself 2004-11-05
Кино The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Кино The Woman He Loved Aunt Bessie Merryman 1988-04-03
Кино Новый кинотеатр «Парадизо» Maid Marian (archive footage) (uncredited) 1988-11-17
Кино Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Dowager Empress Maria 1986-12-07
Кино Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Кино Детективы Агаты Кристи: Простота убийства Honoria Waynflete 1982-01-02
Кино The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother 1982-09-20
Кино The Fifth Musketeer Anne d'Autriche 1979-04-06
Series Roots: The Next Generations Mme Warner 1979-02-18
Кино The Swarm Maureen 1978-07-14
Кино Аэропорт 77 Emily Livingston 1977-03-11
Кино Pope Joan Mother Superior 1972-08-16
Кино The Screaming Woman Laura Wynant 1972-01-29
Кино The Adventurers Deborah Hadley 1970-03-25
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Кино Noon Wine Ellie Thompson 1966-11-23
Кино Lady in a Cage Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard 1964-01-01
Кино Тише... тише, милая Шарлотта Miriam Deering 1964-12-15
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Кино Light in the Piazza Meg Johnson 1962-02-07
Кино Libel Lady Margaret Anne Loddon 1959-10-23
Кино The Proud Rebel Linnett Moore 1958-07-01
Кино The Ambassador's Daughter Joan Fisk 1956-07-26
Кино That Lady Ana de Mendoza 1955-05-11
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Кино Not as a Stranger Kristina Hedvigson 1955-07-01
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино My Cousin Rachel Rachel Sangalletti Ashley 1952-12-25
Кино The Heiress Catherine Sloper 1949-10-06
Кино The Snake Pit Virginia Stuart Cunningham 1948-11-04
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино Devotion Charlotte Bronte 1946-04-20
Кино To Each His Own Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris 1946-03-12
Кино The Well-Groomed Bride Margie Dawson 1946-05-17
Кино The Dark Mirror Terry / Ruth Collins 1946-10-17
Кино Show-Business at War Herself 1943-05-21
Кино Благодари судьбу Herself 1943-09-25
Кино Princess O'Rourke Princess Maria 1943-10-23
Кино Government Girl Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard 1943-11-05
Кино Зверь мужского пола Ellen Turner 1942-04-04
Кино Breakdowns of 1942 Herself (uncredited) 1942-01-01
Кино В этом наша жизнь Roy Timberlake 1942-05-16
Кино Hold Back the Dawn Emmy Brown 1941-09-26
Кино Клубничная блондинка Amy Lind 1941-02-22
Кино They Died with Their Boots On Elizabeth Bacon 1941-11-01
Кино My Love Came Back Amelia Cornell 1940-07-13
Кино Santa Fe Trail Kit Carson Holliday 1940-12-13
Кино Wings of the Navy Irene Dale 1939-02-11
Кино Частная жизнь Елизаветы и Эссекса Lady Penelope Gray 1939-11-11
Кино Додж-сити Abbie Irving 1939-03-31
Кино Унесенные ветром Melanie Hamilton 1939-12-15
Кино Raffles Gwen 1939-12-29
Кино Приключения Робин Гуда Maid Marian 1938-05-13
Кино Gold Is Where You Find It Serena Ferris 1938-02-12
Кино Four's a Crowd Lorri Dillingwell 1938-08-04
Кино Out Where the Stars Begin Herself, clip from 'Gold Is Where You Find It' (archive footage) 1938-05-28
Кино Hard to Get Margaret 1938-11-05
Кино Call It a Day Catherine 'Cath' Hilton 1937-04-17
Кино The Great Garrick Germaine de la Corbe 1937-10-30
Кино It's Love I'm After Marcia West 1937-11-20
Кино Anthony Adverse Angela Guiseppe 1936-08-29
Кино The Charge of the Light Brigade Elsa Campbell (as Olivia De Havilland) 1936-10-20
Кино Alibi Ike Dolly Stevens 1935-06-15
Кино Ирландский дух в нас Lucille Jackson 1935-08-03
Кино A Dream Comes True Herself (uncredited) 1935-12-31
Кино Одиссея капитана Блада Arabella Bishop 1935-12-28
Кино Сон в летнюю ночь Hermia, In love with Lysander (as Olivia de Haviland) 1935-10-09