Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Olivia de Havilland Goes to Washington

Two-time Oscar-winning legend Olivia de Havilland was in Washington, D.C. the other day to remind of us of that old-school Hollywood glamor and receive the National Medal of Arts during a ceremony at the White House. The actress, probably most identified with her role as Melanie Hamilton in the iconic 1939 masterpiece Gone With the Wind, is 92 and resides in Paris (where she teaches Sunday school). Among the other recipients were the Ford's Theatre Society as well as brothers Robert and Richard Sherman, the composing team behind Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Charlotte's Web, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Broadway musical Over Here! and the deathless "It's a Small World."

1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

She looks great, too, doesn't she? What a long overdue honor.