One of the few remaining actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema, died on Sunday morning at 104 years of age. This is Olivia de Havilland, mainly remembered in the industry for her characterizations of strong women who broke the norm of the cinema of her time.
The death of the actress occurred due to natural causes and occurred peacefully while she slept in her residence located in Paris, as confirmed by her publicist Lisa Goldberg to various media and her former legal adviser Suzelle M. Smith, who also added the following words :
«Last night, the world lost an international treasure, and I lost an invaluable friend and dear client. He died peacefully in Paris, « he reiterated.
Olivia de Havilland is immediately remembered for her role as Melanie Hamilton in the American film classic Gone with the Wind, however, her career extends to numerous other roles and especially to the reminder that all Hollywood makes of her every time he mentions the « Law of Havilland ».
During the 1930s and 1940s, Hollywood studios gave all their actors a forced 7-year contract in which the production house could dictate which roles and films the histrionic talent was to perform.
De Havilland tired of Warner classifying him in romantic roles where she was the damsel in danger or the discord of some love triangle, the actress took her case to court thus beating Warner and changing the rules of the game for all Hollywood actors .
Olivia de Havilland holds her two Academy Award statues at her home March 24, 1950, after the Academy Awards ceremonies. She won that year for her performance in « The Heiress. » She had won before, in 1946, for « To Each His Own. » (AP Photo)
After that event, the actress won the Oscar with La vida intima de Julia Norris in 1946 and a second in 1948 for La heredera.
To date Olivia de Havilland is remembered because she baptized one of the laws that ended the slavery of actors in Hollywood and for her range of characters where strong women were generally shown who avoided the stereotypes of their times.
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