04:31 AM EDT 07/07/2014
Originally posted 01/04/2014 10:30AM
Alicia Rhett, a Southern actress who gained minor stardom on the strength of a single movie role – as the spinster India Wilkes, in 1939's Gone With the Wind – has died.
Originally posted 12/15/2013 08:45PM
Hollywood stalwart Joan Fontaine, best known for her roles in director Alfred Hitchcock's 1939 Rebecca and her Best Actress Oscar-winning role in his 1940 film Suspicion, died Sunday at her northern California home, according to several reports. She was 96.
Details of her death were not immediately available.
In addition to playing a mousey spouse in both the Hitchcock films, first alongside Laurence Olivier and then to Cary Grant, Fontaine's other well-known movies included 1943's The Constant Nymph, which got her a third Oscar nomination, 1944's Jane Eyre with Orson Welles, 1952's Ivanhoe with Robert Taylor, and 1957's controversial Island in the Sun with Harry Belafonte.
Originally posted 07/26/2002 01:00AM
A sweater worn by Olivia De Havilland in the famous 1939 Civil War epic fetches nearly $17,000 at a New York movie memorabilia auction.
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