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Sadly, Olivia de Havilland has Passed Aged 104 …

26 Jul

Olivia de Havilland, ‘Gone With the Wind’ Star, Dies at 104

— David DeWitt

 

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  1. Karl

    July 26, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Good night sweet Princess… and here’s a thorough obit:

    tinyurl.com…

     
    • David DeWitt

      July 26, 2020 at 5:25 pm

      Well said, Karl … well said …

       
  2. Gentleman Tim

    July 26, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Godspeed, Olivia. Watching movies all our lives with you has been a very gracious thing.

     
    • David DeWitt

      July 26, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Gent, what sweet words …

       
  3. Ralph Schiller

    July 26, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    I doff my hat with a deep bow to a great lady. We will never see her likes again.

     
    • David DeWitt

      July 26, 2020 at 8:03 pm

      Sure, never again …

       
  4. Claudia

    July 26, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Rest in Peace, Lady Marian, Arabella Bishop, Libby Custer…

    What a life you have had.

     
    • David DeWitt

      July 26, 2020 at 8:03 pm

      In all of our hearts …

       
  5. Paula

    July 26, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    I knew she couldn’t live forever. Happy to have shared this time on Earth with her.

     
    • David DeWitt

      July 26, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Thinking the same thing today, I was ten when Errol passed not two hours drive from where I lived in Washington State, and we used to go up to Vancouver as a family all the time … Ten year of Flynn time …

       
  6. Laura M.

    July 26, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    It sure sucks that all of the good ones keep leaving us.
    If there truly is a heaven, I hope Olivia ran straight into Errol’s arms. I hope they shared a long passionate kiss, with Errol gazing into her eyes and whispering “Darling, I’ve loved you for so long, and now I have you”

     
    • David DeWitt

      July 26, 2020 at 8:05 pm

      I have reason to believe we do go to another place, and I am sure she is happy and not surprised at all …

       
    • Gentleman Tim

      July 26, 2020 at 8:22 pm

      Here you go, Laura

       
  7. tassie devil

    July 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    David I awoke at 545 am to find this posting . Tears are still running down my face . What a LADY. Gone to heaven. I hope Errol will see her and they can talk about all of the stories that were never told to the world . She never had a bad word against you . You be kind to her now. The angles are flying. Love Genene

     
  8. barb

    July 26, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Lovely comments, all. She lived much longer than most and certainly had a full life both professionally and personally, but it’s still somehow hard to believe she’s gone.

    It’s a cliche but true, she was the last star from the 1930s, the last link to the golden age of Hollywood. Here’s another good tribute to her life and career: www.hollywoodreporter.com…

    A bit of trivia on a humorous note and for those who are fans of the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon show from decades past … One of their stories was “The Ruby Yacht Of Omar Khayyam” (a takeoff on The Rubaiyat By Omar Khayyam, which I must confess I initially only heard of through Rocky & Bullwinkle). At one point, Bullwinkle is about to be thrown into the cobra pit (just what it sounds like, a pit containing snakes), but Rocky saves him. Just as Bullwinkle starts to walks away, he returns to the pit and says, “goodbye, Olivia.” That’s a reference to Olivia’s movie, The Snake Pit, a then-groundbreaking film about mental illness and treatment. I haven’t seen that movie in eons, but as I recall, her character dreams or feels like she’s being lowered into a pit filled with snakes. Anyway, I’ve always thought that was a pretty impressive bit in a show for children that also was aimed at adults. The entire story can be viewed at www.youtube.com… — start at around 20:10 to see the reference to Olivia (it’s a few seconds later).

     
  9. barb

    July 27, 2020 at 2:23 am

    TCM Remembers Olivia .. www.youtube.com…

     
  10. Debbyphielix

    July 27, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Rest In Peace Miss Arabella, Maid Marian and let’s not forget Miss Melly. You were one of the kind they don’t make anymore in Hollywood. The last of the real Hollywood stars. I only discovered your work 3 months agp, but what a pleasure it is to watch you with my favorite movie stars Errol Flynn and Clark Gable. I am sure they were there to greet you when you entered the gates of heaven.

     
  11. timerider

    July 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    I woke up to this Monday morning 7am. I kinda knew it was close . She never looked her age.I know Livvie is in Paradise 100% sure! She slipped away quietly and her real happiness will surprise her there! I will have more to say another time.I will see you there my princess Queen of hearts!

     
  12. catschutz

    July 27, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    A great actress….a lovely lady…..