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Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Posted at 12:43 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 12:51:36-04

PARIS (AP) — Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died. She was 104.

Publicist Lisa Goldberg said the actress died peacefully of natural causes on Sunday at her home in Paris.

The doe-eyed brunette was among the last of the great stars from the studio age and was the last surviving major performer from “Gone With the Wind.”

The star won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in 1946's “To Each His Own,” and won it again for her work in 1949's “The Heiress.”

The sister of actress Joan Fontaine, de Havilland also appeared with Errol Flynn in several movies, including “The Adventures of Robin Hood.”