Today is Olivia de Havilland's 98th birthday. July 1 is always a special day because it is the day to celebrate Olivia de Havilland! As most people already know, Olivia was born on July 1, 1916 in Tokyo, Japan. This year carries a special significance because two of her landmark films are celebrating major anniversaries. The Heiress is turning 65 and Gone With the Wind is turning 75! Happy Anniversary to Miss de Havilland's memorable films and Happy Birthday 98th birthday, Miss Olivia de Havilland!
Cast and crew celebrate Olivia de Havilland's birthday on the set of Ashley's Birthday Party. Victor Fleming appears to be directing the cake cutting. Script girl, Lydia Schiller, is in the striped shirt behind him. The cake reads, "Melanie- The Gang Wishes You a Happy Birthday" (GWTW the definitive illustrated history of the movie, the book, and the legend by Herb Bridges, pg 172)
Olivia de Havilland in 10 decades of Photos!
I have a tradition on the birthday blog to celebrate Olivia by looking back at her life and career. This year, I am proud to present a slideshow with photos of Olivia from every decade beginning in 1917 through her most recent photo in 2014!! Enjoy Olivia de Havilland through 10 decades!
Olivia de Havilland's honors and contributions in 2013 and 2014
Each year, I highlight some of Olivia's public activities for the last year. Although her 97th year proved to be challenging due to personal health issues and the passing of her sister, she continued to be active by providing photographs, statements, and being involved in some projects. I am pleased to share with you the highlights of Olivia's public work in 2013 and 2014.
Robert Osborne Visits with his good friend, Olivia de Havilland
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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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