Olivia de Havilland in her dual role as Terry Collins and Ruth Collins in The Dark Mirror (1946).
Olivia de Havilland made several appearances on radio programs in the 1940s and 1950s reprising some of her film roles as well as performing other work.
This week, I discovered that some of her radio performances have been archived online. These are wonderful gems that give us the opportunity to hear Olivia in her various roles. Her voice, like all great actors and actresses, is so unique that you can identify her immediately. She has a wonderful lyrical quality that so many are familiar with which brings a certain warmth to the radio. What is even more amazing is her vocal range for her characters. With just her voice, she can convey every emotion required of her character. While she displays this remarkable talent in her films, her vocal range is highlighted through her radio work.
I would like to thank TallulahDahling and ErrolFlynned for uploading the wonderful radio broadcasts of our classic actors and encourage you to visit their youtube pages linked above for more radio broadcasts from actors of the classic cinema!
Welcome to my new blog, All Things De Havilland. This blog will be a place where I will link to news stories that either feature or discuss Olivia! This will also be where I will discuss timely things related to Olivia such as the upcoming planned blog post related to Olivia and her Oscar nominations, Oscar appearances, and most importantly, her Oscar wins! I hope this will be a fun and interactive place that co-exists with the facebook group and fan page that I have created! In the meantime, here are a few fun photos of Olivia for you, today!
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Olivia de Havilland has reached her centenary! July 1, 2016 marks her 100th birthday! Olivia stands as the oldest living recipient of an Academy Award and is a member of a class of only four other women currently living to receive at least two best actress Academy Awards! Her career, life, and legacy continue to inspire and engage generations of fans around the world!
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