Olivia de Havilland Biography (1916-)

Full name, Olivia Mary de Havilland; born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan; naturalized U.S. citizen, 1941; daughter of Walter Augustus and Lilian Augusta (Ruse) de Havilland; married Marcus Aurelius Goodrich, August 26, 1946 (divorced, 1953); married Pierre Paul Galante (a magazine editor), April 2, 1955 (divorced, 1979); children: Benjamin Briggs (first marriage); Gisele (second marriage). Addresses: HOME--Boite Postale 156-16, Paris Cedex 16, 75764, France.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Birth Details
July 1, 1916
Tokyo, Japan

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, 1934.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Broadhurst Theatre, 1951.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Candida, National Theatre, New York City, 1952.
  • A Gift of Time, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1962.
  • Also appeared in What Every Woman Knows, Westport, CT, then Easthampton,NY, both 1946.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Candida, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1951.
  • FILM DEBUT--Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Warner Brothers, 1935.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Dolly, Alibi Ike, Warner Brothers, 1935.
  • Arabella Bishop, Captain Blood, Warner Brothers, 1935.
  • Lucille Jackson, The Irish in Us, Warner Brothers, 1935.
  • Angela Guessippi, Anthony Adverse, Warner Brothers, 1936.
  • Elsa Campbell, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Warner Brothers, 1936.
  • Catherine Hilton, Call It a Day, Warner Brothers, 1937.
  • Germaine De Le Corbe, The Great Garrick, Warner Brothers, 1937.
  • Marcia West, It's Love I'm After, Warner Brothers, 1937.
  • Maid Marian, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Warner Brothers, 1938.
  • Lori Dillingwell, Four's a Crowd, Warner Brothers, 1938.
  • Serena Ferris, Gold Is Where You Find It, Warner Brothers, 1938.
  • Margaret Richards, Hard to Get, Warner Brothers, 1938.
  • Abbie Irving, Dodge City, Warner Brothers, 1939.
  • Melanie Hamilton, Gone with the Wind, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1939.
  • Lady Penelope Gray, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (also knownas Elizabeth the Queen), Warner Brothers, 1939.
  • Gwen Manders, Raffles, United Artists, 1939.
  • Irene Dale, Wings of the Navy, Warner Brothers, 1939.
  • Amelia Cullen, My Love Came Back, Warner Brothers, 1940.
  • Kit Carson Halliday, Santa Fe Trail, Warner Brothers, 1940.
  • Emmy Brown, Hold Back the Dawn, Paramount, 1941.
  • Amy Lind, The Strawberry Blonde, Warner Brothers, 1941.
  • Roy Timberlake, In This Our Life, Warner Brothers, 1942.
  • Ellen Turner, The Male Animal, Warner Brothers, 1942.
  • Elizabeth Bacon Custer, They Died with Their Boot On, Warner Brothers, 1942.
  • Princess Maria, Princess O'Rourke, Warner Brothers, 1943.
  • Smokey, Government Girl, RKO, 1943.
  • Terry Collins and Ruth Collins, The Dark Mirror, Universal, 1946.
  • Charlotte Bronte, Devotion, Warner Brothers, 1946.
  • Miss Josephine Norris, To Each His Own, Paramount, 1946.
  • The Well Groomed Bride, Paramount, 1946.
  • Virginia Stuart Cunningham, The Snake Pit, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948.
  • Catherine Sloper, The Heiress, Paramount, 1949.
  • Rachel Ashley, My Cousin Rachel, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
  • Kristina Hedvigson, Not as a Stranger, United Artists, 1955.
  • Ana de Mendoza, That Lady, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955.
  • Joan, The Ambassador's Daughter, United Artists, 1956.
  • Linnett Moore, The Proud Rebel, Buena Vista, 1958.
  • Lady Maggie Loddon, Libel, MGM, 1959.
  • Margaret Johnson, Light in the Piazza, MGM, 1962.
  • Miriam, Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.
  • Mrs. Hilyard, Lady in a Cage, Paramount, 1964.
  • Deborah Hadley, The Adventurers, Paramount, 1970.
  • Mother Superior, Pope Joan (also known as The Devil's Imposter), Columbia, 1972.
  • Emily Livingston, Airport '77, Universal, 1977.
  • Queen Anne, Behind the Iron Mask (also known as The Fifth Musketeer), Columbia, 1977.
  • Maureen Schuster, The Swarm, Warner Brothers, 1978.
  • Also appeared in Thank Your Lucky Stars, Warner Brothers, 1943.
  • PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MINI-SERIES Mrs. Warner, Roots: The Next Generations, ABC, 1979.
  • Mrs. Neal, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • "Noon Wine," Stage 67, ABC, 1966.
  • The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Laura Wynant, The Screaming Woman, ABC, 1972.
  • Honoria Waynflete, Agatha Christie's "Murder Is Easy," CBS, 1982.
  • Queen Mother, The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, CBS, 1982.
  • Dowager Empress Maria, Anastasia: The Mystery of Ana, NBC, 1986.
  • Bessie Merryman, The Woman He Loved, CBS, 1988.
  • Writings
  • Every Frenchman Has One, 1962.

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