“Forgotten Hollywood”- An Honor for Olivia de Havilland…

Posted on February 3, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Veteran actress Olivia de Havilland was the focus for her achievements in Hollywood at Britain’s Oldie of the Year Awards in London. The star, who at 99 years old is the oldest living Oscar winner, was unable to travel from her home in France to collect the Oldie of the Year trophy. However, she recorded a video message to be played at the annual ceremony, which is held by editors of satirical magazine The Oldie.

   Olivia shared her award with 101-year-old former barrister and member of the House of Lords, Jeremy Hutchinson. Previous winners have included Sir Roger Bannister (2015) and the Queen Mother (2001).

Olivia de Havilland

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

   She earned the first of five Academy Awards nominations for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind, and de Havilland won Oscars for Best Actress in To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949). Her cinematic career spanned 53 years, and is considered part of Hollywood royalty. Olivia’s younger sister was Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who died in 2013.

   The tongue-in-cheek award is given out annually by The Oldie, set up by former Private Eye editor Richard Ingrams to take an irreverent stand against ageism. It’s great to see Olivia de Havilland share in the fun. She will be 100 in July

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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