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Olivia de Havilland
Olivia Mary de Havilland
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Olivia de Havilland Fast Facts:
Born in Tokyo to British subjects; moved to California at the age of three.
Won a scholarship to Mills College in Oakland, CA, but never attended due to her budding acting career.
Discovered by famed theatrical producer Max Reinhardt while appearing in a production of
Midsummer Night's Dream
While under contract to Warner Bros., she starred in nine movies with Errol Flynn.
Tired of being suspended by Warner Bros. for refusing roles in bad movies, she sued the studio in the 1940s and won a landmark ruling regarding actors' contracts; it's still known in law books as "the de Havilland decision."
Was involved in a bitter, well-publicized feud with her sister Joan Fontaine that reportedly began when they were children and escalated after they were both nominated for an Oscar in 1941 (Fontaine won).
Olivia de Havilland Relationships:
Marcus Goodrich - Ex-husband
Pierre Galante - Ex-husband
Benjamin Briggs Goodrich - Son
George Fontaine - Stepfather
Lillian Fontaine - Mother
Gisele Galante - Daughter
Walter Augustus de Havilland - Father
Joan Fontaine - Sister
Olivia de Havilland Awards:
1953 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
1946 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
1941 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
1948 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
1950 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
1949 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
1987 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
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