In retrospect, most startling to me was the relatively short lives of the leads of “Gone with the wind.”
Clark Gable died at age 59, Vivian Leigh died at age 53, and Leslie Howard was 50 years old when he died in 1943.
However, only Olivia De Haviland lived a long, lengthy life. She made it to age 104!
I just noticed her first name has the word “live” in it!
Also, she noted years later although she lost the Academy award to her rival Hattie, she felt it was a far better, and much bigger thing for the world.
Strangely, whereas Olivia de Haviland’s character Melanie dies in the movie, “Gone with the wind,” the actress Olivia out-lived all her co-stars in real life, while the other stars survived in the film.
P.S. In Georgia there is a “Gone with the wind” museum.