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De Havilland, Dame Olivia (Mary) locked

DBE 2017

Born Tokyo, Japan 1 July 1916; d of Walter Augustus de Havilland and Lilian Augusta (née Ruse) (parents British subjects); m 1st, 1946, Marcus Aurelius Goodrich (marr. diss., 1953); one s decd; 2nd, 1955, Pierre Paul Galante (marr. diss. 1979; he d 1998); one d

actress

Education

in California; won scholarship to Mills Coll., 1934, but career prevented acceptance

Career

Theatre (USA): Hermia in Max Reinhardt’s stage production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1934 (and in film version, 1935); Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, 1951; Candida, 1951 and 1952; A Gift of Time, 1962. Films include: The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938; Gone With the Wind, 1939 (Acad. Award nomination); Hold Back the Dawn, 1941 (Acad. Award nomination); Princess O’Rourke, 1943; To Each His Own, 1946 (Acad. Award); The Dark Mirror, 1946; The Snake Pit, 1948 (Acad. Award nomination; NY and San Francisco Critics’ Awards); The Heiress, 1949 (Acad. Award; NY and San Francisco Critics’ Awards; Golden Globe Award; Venice Fest. Award); My Cousin Rachel, 1952; Not as a Stranger, 1955; The Ambassador’s Daughter, 1956 (Belgian Prix Femina, 1957); Proud Rebel, 1958; Light in the Piazza, 1962; Lady in a Cage, 1964 (Films and Filming Award, UK, 1967); Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte, 1965; Airport ’77, 1977. Television includes: Noon Wine, 1966; The Screaming Woman, 1972; Roots, The Next Generations, 1979; 3 ABC Cable-TV Cultural Documentaries, 1981; Murder is Easy, 1982; Charles & Diana, a Royal Romance, 1982; North and South, Book II, 1986; Anastasia, 1986 (Golden Globe Award); The Woman He Loved, 1988. US Lecture tours, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980. First woman Pres. of Jury, Cannes Film Festival, 1965. Took part in narration of France’s BiCentennial Gift to US, Son et Lumière, A Salute to George Washington, Mount Vernon, 19 May 1976; read excerpts from Thomas Jefferson at BiCentennial Service, American Cathedral in Paris, 4 July 1976. Special appearance, Acad. Awards, 2003, introducing 59 former winners; participated in Acad. tribute to Bette Davis, 2008. Hon. DHL Amer. Univ. of Paris, 1994; Hon. Dr Letters Univ. of Hertfordshire, 1998. Women’s National Press Club Award, 1950; French Winged Victory Award, 1950; Filmex Tribute, 1978; Amer. Acad. of Achievement Award, 1978; Gold Medal, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 2005; Amer. Acad. and Viennale Tributes, 2006. Amer. Legion Humanitarian Medal, 1967; Freedom Foundn American Exemplar Medal, 1980; Nat. Medal of Arts (USA), 2008

Publications

Every Frenchman Has One, 1961, new edn 2016; (contrib.) Mother and Child, 1975