Benjamin Goodrich Wiki – Biography
Benjamin Goodrich was the son of Olivia de Havilland. He was a Mathematician. Olivia de Havilland debut as a dramatic actress came in 1939 when she was portrayed as Melanie Hamilton on the silver screen in “Gone With the Wind.” In the movie, which was a biopic set during the era of the Civil War, Melanie beats out Scarlett O’ Hara’s character to marry Ashley Wilkes.
However, De Havilland had to fight for the role. Because “Gone With the Wind” was an MGM production, De Havilland had to “sneak” to the studios and meet with producer David O. Selznick and read for the part, according to the Los Angeles Times. “He said to tell no one, absolutely no one. I went to a secret entrance and they were waiting for me at the appointed time,” she told the Times. After reading to scenes, Selznick agreed to cast her if Warner agreed that she could act for another studio. De Havilland said she had to convince Mrs. Warner to let her take the role.
De Havilland received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in her role as Melanie, according to Biography.com.
After her debut in the “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” De Havilland became Max Reinhardt’s second understudy, a position which she apparently enjoyed since she referred to him as “the greatest director in the world,” according to the Los Angeles Times. De Havilland followed Reinhardt to Warner Brothers and she contracted with the studio in 1934 for $200 a week.
Benjamin Goodrich Age
Benjamin Goodrich was born on September 27, 1949. He died on October 1, 1991, in Paris, France.
De Havilland married Marcus Aurelius Goodrich in 1946, with whom she had her son, Benjamin, and the couple divorced in 1952, according to the Los Angeles Times. She married Perre Galante in 1955 and the couple had a daughter, Giselle, before they divorced in 1979.
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Benjamin Goodrich Cause of Death
Benjamin Goodrich, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at 17, died in 1992 after a long illness. He was 42.
Olivia de Havilland Cause of Death
Olivia de Havilland was an Academy Award-winning British actress famous for the role she played in ‘Gone With the Wind’ and for her sibling rivalry with her sister, Joan Fontaine. TMZ has reported that the actress has died at the age of 104.
De Havilland had a long and distinguished career and she was also unafraid to take on the limiting Hollywood studio moneymaking model, which culminated in a famous lawsuit.