De Havilland, who died Sunday at 104, was one of the last survivors of Hollywood’s so-called Golden Age. She was beloved to millions as Melanie Wilkes in Gone With the Wind, but also won Oscars for To Each His Own and The Heiress and challenged and unchained Hollywood’s contract system. In middle age and after, she appeared in several movies for television, including Roots: The Next Generation and Charles and Diana, in which she portrayed the Queen Mother.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Monday threw out a lawsuit by 101-year-old actress Olivia de Havilland against the creators of the FX Networks show “Feud: Bette and Joan,” bringing an abrupt end to a closely-watched case that pitted an individual’s rights to their life and likeness against the rights of artists […]
On the eve of her 101st birthday, Olivia de Havilland is serving FX with a gift of her own — a lawsuit. The actress is suing the network, along with Ryan Murphy Productions, over her portrayal in Feud, saying that it paints her in a false light, according to court documents. The lawsuit claims that Feud “puts words in the mouth of Miss de Havilland which are inaccurate and contrary to the reputation she has built.”