Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland turns 99 today. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, on July 1, 1916.
I've always loved this photo of the young Olivia, dressed for a stage performance as Alice in Wonderland:
In honor of the day, here are a selection of stills from favorite de Havilland films, starting with CAPTAIN BLOOD (1935), costarring Errol Flynn:
One of my very favorite films ever, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938), again with Flynn:
Starring as Melanie in GONE WITH THE WIND (1939), for which she received her first Oscar nomination:
Teamed again with Errol Flynn in DODGE CITY (1940) -- not a perfect movie, but they're a perfect team in it!
Her second Oscar-nominated role and one of her very finest performances, HOLD BACK THE DAWN (1941) with Charles Boyer:
Starring in the title role PRINCESS O'ROURKE (1943):
As good and bad sisters in THE DARK MIRROR (1946):
With Alan and David Ladd in THE PROUD REBEL (1958), which I hope to write about here in the future:
We have all been blessed with so many wonderful film experiences provided by this marvelous actress!
Sending best wishes to her in France for a very happy birthday and a wonderful 100th year to come.
Olivia de Havilland movies reviewed at Laura's Miscellaneous Musings: THE IRISH IN US (1935), HARD TO GET (1938), FOUR'S A CROWD (1938), GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT (1938), THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938), WINGS OF THE NAVY (1939), RAFFLES (1939), MY LOVE CAME BACK (1940), HOLD BACK THE DAWN (1941), IN THIS OUR LIFE (1942), THE MALE ANIMAL (1942), PRINCESS O'ROURKE (1943), GOVERNMENT GIRL (1943), THE DARK MIRROR (1946), and AIRPORT '77 (1977).
Update: Here's a review of THE PROUD REBEL (1958).
Previously: 2013 and 2009 birthday posts.