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Anyone involved in this film still alive?


The 20-something years old actors should have more than 100 years old now. What about the kids?

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Olivia De Havilland (Melanie) is still alive! She will celebrate her 104th birthday in a few weeks time.

edit: corrected really, REALLY stupid mistake with her name

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DeHavilland.:)

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I cannot believe I made that mistake... *blush*

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Imagine that. I forgot she was still alive. Her sister Joan Fontaine died about 7 years ago. I wonder if the two sisters spoke before she died. I know they didn't speak for years.

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Apparently they never reunited before Joan's death. In a recent interview Olivia mentioned that in later years it was Joan who refused contact:

At an Oscars reunion in 1979, the two were placed on separate ends of the stage. Ten years later, Joan changed hotel rooms when she found out she was booked next to Olivia's. But, contrary to what Joan had expected, Olivia expressed her sadness after her sister's death in 2013.

In an interview for her 100th birthday in 2016, Olivia addressed her relationship with Joan, saying, "A feud implies continuing hostile conduct between two parties. I cannot think of a single instance wherein I initiated hostile behavior." Olivia also stated she had sometimes been "defensive," and added, "On my part, it was always loving, but sometimes estranged and, in the later years, severed."

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As noted earlier, Olivia De Havilland is still alive. Mickey Kuhn who played Beau Wilkes (Ashley and Melanie's son) is still alive, too.

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Yes. And according to his wiki-page:


As of 2020, Kuhn, along with Olivia de Havilland (who portrayed Beau Wilkes's mother, Melanie Wilkes), is one of the last two surviving credited cast members from Gone with the Wind. Caren Marsh Doll and Patrick Curtis are also living, although their parts were uncredited.

Caren Marsh Doll also worked on The Wizard of Oz and is 101. It is amazing that someone with both GWTW and The Wizard of Oz on her resume is still around.

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Caren Marsh Doll also worked on The Wizard of Oz and is 101. It is amazing that someone with both GWTW and The Wizard of Oz on her resume is still around.


If there is a MC "understatement" of the month award, I'm just going to say no one else should bother submitting a thread. Amazing indeed!


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