This combination of file photos shows actress Joan Fontaine, right, in New York, on c, while her sister Olivia de Havilland, left, holding the Oscar she won for best actress at the Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 23, 1950. (AP Photo/Files)
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Screen legend Olivia de Havilland, who turns 100 Friday, is the last surviving star from "Gone with the Wind" and one of the last great stars of Hollywood's bygone golden era.The two-time Oscar winner and five-time Academy Award nominee came to embody the elegant glamour of the silver screen in the 1930s and 1940s.The 1939 box-office blockbuster "Gone with the Wind" brought de Havilland wide acclaim for her role as the noble, long-suffering Melanie, starring opposite Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in the U.S. Civil War epic.Her performance as love rival to the fiery Scarlett O'Hara, played by Leigh, led to de Havilland's first Oscar nod for best supporting actress.In a real-life Hollywood drama, De Havilland was estranged for many years from her sister Joan Fontaine, her junior by a year and a screen legend in her own right.De Havilland became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1941, but in the 1950s her career began to wilt as she despaired at the growing promiscuousness in the movie world.She appeared in a few films in the 1970s and also did some television work in the 1980s.
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