Celebrity actress Olivia de Havilland has died at the age of 104.
Legendary actress Oliva de Havilland, who was 104, passed away in Paris last Sunday. The famous actress has written her name in golden letters to the world of cinema with numerous films. Olivia de Havilland, who died of natural causes, will continue to live in the memory of her fans and in the movies.
Born in Tokyo in 1916 in an English family, Havilland settled in Northern California with her mother, along with her younger sister Joan Fontaine, after her parents divorced. His mother Lilian Augusta gave him diction and voice training. De Havilland, who wanted to be a teacher, was discovered by a talent scout during an audition for the film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in elementary school. She took on the role of Hermia in the 1935 film directed by Max Reinhardt.
Although the Film was not very successful, it was revealed to Olivia that Warner Bros. he brought in a seven-year contract. Olivia, who co-starred in several films with Errol Flynn, has improved her acting Day by day. De Havilland, who excelled in the 1939 film “Gone with the Wind,” received his first Oscar nomination for that role.
Warner Bros. following the conclusion of his seven-year contract with, the studio requested the extension of the contract and the time he did not take the role back for $ 13,000. Following this, de Havilland, who had sued the studio, won the case and became a pioneer of many players working in a freer way. De Havilland, who was unable to screen for 2 years during the trial, began working freelance with other production companies when this period ended.
He received his first Oscar in 1946 for his performance in “to Each his Own.” During her long and successful career, she starred in films such as “the Snake Pit,” “the Heiress,” “My Cousin Rachel” and “Lady in a Cage.”
After saying goodbye to screens, Olivia continued to work, writing books, acting in theatre, and guest-starring in documentaries.