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Olivia de Havilland Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 4, 2020

Short Biography

Olivia de Havilland was born on 01-07-1916 in Tokyo, Japan. She was a British-American Film Actress, Television Actress, Theatre Actress & Radio Artist. She was one of the leading actresses of her time. She became most popular in her film "The Heiress" directed by William Wyler in 1946.

Other Name: Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland, Livvie
Other Professions: Television Actress Theatre Actress Radio Artist
Appearance: Hollywood
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Olivia de Havilland Complete Bio & Career

The actress did her primary education from the local school of her hometown and moved to London where she completed graduation from the Royal Academy of Dramatic  Arts. She had a keen interest in acting. Therefore, De Havilland debuted her career as an actress with the film "A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Mr. Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle in 1934. It was an American fantasy and romantic movie. The theme of this film was based on the play of the famous writer "William Shakespears". She played the role of Hermia where she first time faced the camera, lights, screening etcetera. She learned here, how to showed her act in front of the camera.
 
Olivia was very beautiful and hardworking. Therefore, she continued to get movies and she became one of the best actresses in the Hollywood film industry. The actress gave several superhit films such as "To Each His Own" (1946), "The Snake Pit" (1948), "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (1965) and "The Woman He Loved" (1988) and so forth. "The Woman He Loved" was her last movie in which she performed the role of Aunt Bessie Merryman. This movie was directed by Charles Jarrott.
 
Additionally, she not only did a lot of movies but also worked in many Mini TV series. She did her work sincerely therefore, people loved her work in films and Television series. Her renowned TV series is "Anastasia The Mystery of Anna" (1986), "North and south Book II" and so on.
 
She won many awards for his best movies. She was also a good singer and radio artist. She performed on stage in her school. 

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Honours & Awards

Olivia was a very beautiful and stunning actress at a young age. She got the first Academy Award in 1946 for the Best Actress category in the leading role for "To Each His Own" film directed by Mitchell Leisen.
 
In 1949, she again won Oscar award for the movie "The Heiress" which was directed by William Wyler. In this film, she played the role of Catherine.
 
Apart from this, Havilland won approximately 25-30 awards in his professional life. 

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Olivia de Havilland died at the age of 104 on 26-07-2020 in Paris, France. She died at her home in her sleep.

DEATHDAY DEATH PLACE DEATH COUNTRY
26 July, 2020 (Sunday) Paris France

Olivia de Havilland Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Olivia was born to Walter Augustus De Havilland (father) and Lillian Fontane (mother) in 1916. She has a sister Joan Fontane. She completed her education from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. She participated in stage shows and drama competitions.
 
Furthermore, she got married to Marcus Goodrich in 1946 who was a journalist at Navy Veteran, and a novel writer. But due to some personal issues, she got divorced from her spouse in 1953. She had a son "Benjamin Goodrich" from this relationship. Later on, she again got married to "Pierre Galante" who was an editor executive of the "Paris Match" magazine.

Life's Important Dates Of Olivia de Havilland

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown.
Hair Colour Grey

Personal Info

Home Town Tokyo, Japan
Nationality American
Religion Christian.
Address Paris, France
School N/A
College Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts,London
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Acting and playing piano
Marital Status Married.
Best Movies The Heiress.
Net Worth $50 million.

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Olivia de Havilland

  • Olivia took retirement in 1989 from the film community. In 2003, she was invited s a presenter in the 75th Academy Awards. When she arrived at the hall, everyone gave a standing ovation to welcome her.
  • She also worked as a brand ambassador for many reputed companies, branded clothes, and magazines.
  • The actress had a cancer sun sign which states that the people are loyal, caring, protective, and intuitive by nature. She was very loyal to her work and achieved success in her life.

Olivia de Havilland Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Olivia de Havilland was 104 years & 25 days old age.