Starred in Gone with the Wind, 1939 (one of cinema’s most iconic films)
Her first film was released in 1935.
She took Warner Bros. to court and won thus creating the de Havilland Law - “de Havilland’s legal victory reduced the power of the studios and
extended greater creative freedom to performers. The decision was one of
the most significant and far-reaching legal rulings in Hollywood. The
decision came to be informally known, and is still known to this day, as
the “de Havilland law”
Thisis an ongoing issue that affects the music industry and de Havilland’s achievement is still helping those in the music industry today fight the same battle“I ended up meeting with her in Paris and we had a wonderful time
together and I thanked her for fighting the studios back then so I could
fight them now.” - Jared Leto (THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS)
She made 49 Feature Films and 9 TV movies/series
She was awarded the National Medal of Artsat the White House in 2008 “the highest honor conferred to an individual artist on behalf of the people of the United States“
Has her hand and footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood (ceremony held in 1952)
Star on the Walk of Fame for Motion Picture at 6762 Hollywood Blvd since 1960
Olivia de Havilland will turn 100 on 1st July, 2016
AFI (American Film Institute) Life Achievement Award - Honoring an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has
greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture.
The Trustees initially specified that the recipient must be one who
fundamentally advanced the art of film and whose achievements had been
acknowledged by the general public as well as by film scholars and
critics and the individual’s peers. The Trustees also specified that the
work of the recipient must have withstood the test of time.
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND HAS NOT GOT A LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!