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December 15, 2013 |
Joan Fontaine, the coolly beautiful 1940s actress who won an Academy Award for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and who became almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, Olivia de Havilland, died Sunday. She was 96. Fontaine died of natural causes at her home in Carmel, said her assistant, Susan Pfeiffer. In addition to winning an Academy Award as best actress for "Suspicion," Fontaine was also nominated as best actress for her role in Hitchcock's "Rebecca" (1940)
June 17, 1998 |
Screen legend Olivia De Havilland walks regally into a suite at New York City's Essex House Hotel wearing a bright yellow linen suit, her silver-white hair swept up in a chignon, looking for all the world like an elegant Parisian--which, of course, she is. Since 1953, she's lived in the chic 16th arrondisement following her marriage to Pierre Gallant, a French journalist by whom she has a daughter, Giselle, also a journalist.
July 25, 2011
Olivia de Havilland rode a horse that later became famous as Roy Rogers' faithful Trigger in what movie? "The Adventures of Robin Hood"
June 11, 2006 |
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, the last remaining great Hollywood star of both the golden '30s and '40s, is an irresistible woman. When the subject of birthdays comes up in the middle of an interview, she looks the writer straight in the eye and declares, "I'm old enough to be your mother!," promptly brushing aside all polite demurrals. There's something at once amusing and touching when the remark is directed at a man on the cusp of 70 and comes from a movie star who's about to turn 90.
November 6, 2002 |
Gussie Moran had legs that went on forever. She walked, the late designer Ted Tinling said, as if she were tiptoeing across tennis balls. She was a California girl with a California tan. She was a jock, she was beautiful, it was 1949 and Gussie Moran showed her lace panties at Wimbledon. "Gussie was," says Jack Kramer, part of Los Angeles tennis royalty, "the Anna Kournikova of her time. Gussie was a beautiful woman with a beautiful body.
November 29, 2009 |
A few weeks ago, Jared Leto got a letter in the mail. It was addressed to the 30 Seconds to Mars singer in formal, feminine script and arrived on thick, azure-colored paper. The return address was the real surprise, however -- the Paris home of Olivia de Havilland, the "Gone With the Wind" actress who in a roundabout way helped save the band's career. Last year, the group was staring down a $30-million lawsuit from its parent label, EMI, over future albums the label claimed the band owed the company.