R.I.P., Olivia

It’s unusual to consider a 104-year-old person as someone gone too soon, but how else to characterize the death of Olivia de Havilland?

Why? Because it marks the passing of the last survivor among the great stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Olivia won two Oscars and appeared in many great movies. But, as musicals-minded as I tend to be, I also think of her for this:

Sorry, Olivia, and enjoy your eternal rest.

Author: bradleyedwinm

My name is Edwin M. Bradley … but please call me Ed. I am the film curator at an art museum in Michigan. I was a daily newspaper movie reviewer for 20 years. I have authored four books about early film history, with emphases on pre-1940 musicals and the transition to sound. My latest is "Hollywood Musicals You Missed: 70 Noteworthy Films of the 1930s." My 2016 book, "Unsung Hollywood Musicals of the Golden Era, 1929-39," was named by Huffington Post and Classic Images magazine as among the year's best new movie-related books.

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