Long Before Charlie Sheen, Olivia de Havilland Sued Warner Bros. in Landmark Case

Olivia de Havilland No matter how widely publicized Charlie Sheen's $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre after Sheen was fired from the television show, it doesn't seem at all probable that the Platoon and Wall Street star will make history like Olivia de Havilland did back in the mid-1940s. Even if his case ever makes it to court. De Havilland, who had entered Warners as a leading lady in 1935 in films such as the sumptuous A Midsummer Night's Dream, the programmer Alibi Ike, and her highly successful first pairing with Errol Flynn, Captain Blood, had by the early '40s become a two-time Oscar nominee and one of the studio's most important contract players. In 1943, the actress and her Gang Tyre lawyers filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. — a radically different entity in those days — because the studio kept extending
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