'Gone With the Wind' star Olivia de Havilland turns 102, outlives cast
Actress Olivia de Havilland, who played the doomed Southern belle Melanie in "Gone With the Wind," poses for a photograph Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) (AP2004)
Olivia de Havilland, the lone surviving cast member of the Hollywood epic “Gone with the Wind,” turned 102 Sunday.
The two-time Best Actress Oscar winner — who was named a dame by Great Britain last year — has lived in Paris since 1956.
“So how do I feel about older age?” she said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly before her 99th birthday.
“Crazy about it! Wouldn’t trade it for anything!”
De Havilland’s role as the sweet, suffering Melanie in the 1939 epic “Gone with the Wind” rocketed her to fame and she went on to win Academy Awards for her roles in “The Snake Pit” and “The Heiress.”
Born in Tokyo to British parents, her sister was actress Joan Fontaine, who died in 2013 at the age of 96.
A lawsuit she filed against FX Networks over her depiction in a miniseries about the feud between her and Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was dismissed in March.
The court said the portrayal of de Havilland in “Feud,” created by producer Ryan Murphy, was overwhelmingly positive.