Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

De Havilland honoured by Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy presented Olivia De Havilland with the Knight of the Legion of Honour

Oscar-winning actress Olivia De Havilland, whose memorable performance in Gone With The Wind still touches hearts 70 years later, has been awarded the Legion of Honour by the president of France.

At 94, the actress looked radiant as Nicolas Sarkozy pinned on the insignia of the chevalier, or knight, of the Legion of Honour at the presidential palace.

Sarkozy told the star that "you honour France for having chosen us". The American actress of British origin has lived in Paris since 1953.

Olivia played the role of fragile southern belle Melanie Wilkes in Gone With The Wind and is the last surviving major star of the 1939 classic.

Her performance in another movie, To Each His Own in 1946, gave her a first Oscar.

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