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Last Surviving Gwtw Star and 2-Time Oscar Winner Has Turned 99: As a Plus, She Made U.S. Labor Law History

Olivia de Havilland picture U.S. labor history-making 'Gone with the Wind' star and two-time Best Actress winner Olivia de Havilland turns 99 (This Olivia de Havilland article is currently being revised and expanded.) Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland, the only surviving major Gone with the Wind cast member and oldest surviving Oscar winner, is turning 99 years old today, July 1.[1] Also known for her widely publicized feud with sister Joan Fontaine and for her eight movies with Errol Flynn, de Havilland should be remembered as well for having made Hollywood labor history. This particular history has nothing to do with de Havilland's films, her two Oscars, Gone with the Wind, Joan Fontaine, or Errol Flynn. Instead, history was made as a result of a legal fight: after winning a lawsuit against Warner Bros. in the mid-'40s, Olivia de Havilland put an end to treacherous
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Pam Jenoff: To Downton, With Love: A Writer Chimes In

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Pam Jenoff: To Downton, With Love: A Writer Chimes In
When I began writing The Ambassador's Daughter, a novel set in Europe after the First World War, I had never heard of Downton Abbey. Rave mentions of the ITV/PBS series began creeping up with increasing frequency on my Facebook and Twitter feeds and so I decided to check it out. Like many of you, I was instantly captivated by the trials and tribulations of the Crawley family as they navigate life before, during and after the First World War. But as a writer, my admiration for Downton runs a little deeper (and not just because it has reinvigorated interest in the era in which my latest book is set!) Here are just a few of the reasons I adore the show:

It illuminates a new era. Many movies and books have centered on the World War II. But the Great War, a fascinating period of world upheaval and sweeping social change,
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