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"
March 23, 2003 |
In a quiet section of the 16th arrondissement lives one of the most enduring figures of American cinema. Olivia de Havilland has owned her three-story house near the Bois de Boulogne since 1956, when she succumbed to the charms of a Frenchman and decided to get some distance from Hollywood. However, at 86, the star of such classics as "Gone With the Wind," "The Heiress," "To Each His Own" and "The Snake Pit" is hardly a shrinking violet. The actress hasn't slowed down much and sparkles when recounting the past.
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.
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January 14, 2004 |
Erle Jolson Krasna, an occasional actress who was the influential widow of both singer Al Jolson and Oscar-winning screenwriter and producer Norman Krasna, has died. She was 81. Krasna died Sunday of cancer at her Century City home. Widowed by Jolson's death in 1950, she retained control over his recordings after marrying Krasna a year later. Jolson, whose signature song was "My Mammy," became a superstar in the first "talkie," "The Jazz Singer" of 1927.
June 14, 2006
De Havilland tribute: Two-time Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland will receive a rare tribute from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday night. It will feature film clips of de Havilland's career, accompanied by her own remembrances.