Olivia de Havilland is the last living star of the cast from the successful production of “Gone with the Wind.” Her prestigious career spans 49 features in productions which made her move among the movie stars of the Classical Hollywood. She has also brought a lot of pristine talent to the theater world and played on Broadway. On July 1, the two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner celebrated her 101st anniversary.
The Last Living Star in “Gone with the Wind” Received Honorable Title from the Queen of England
Olivia de Havilland received from the Queen of England herself the honorific title of a Damehood. The ceremony took place two weeks before her 101st anniversary and was part of the 2017 Birthday Honours. The career of such a lustrous actress earned the award thanks to the services brought to the drama world. At the same time, she was the oldest woman ever to receive such a title.
Olivia de Havilland Was Not Content with How “Feud” TV Show Portrayed Her
However, her career is not without mishap. On the eve of her birthday, the last living star of the “Gone with the Wind” production claimed that she filed suit against FX and Ryan Murphy Productions. The allegations of the document reveal that “Feud: Bette and Joan” used her identity without her permission.
The FX anthology series follows the tensed relationship based on competition between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford along eight episodes. However, Catherine Zeta-Jones impersonated Olivia de Havilland from the perspective of a commentator. Her role opened up different subjects about the two women throughout the TV show.
The fact that urged de Havilland to go to such an extreme length was the light in which the production places her. According to her lawyers, the show portrays the 101-year-old actress differently that the reputation de Havilland struggled to build for herself throughout her 80- year career. More precisely, she was appalled by how her character resorted to gossip with the only purpose to step into the limelight.
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