Academy to celebrate Olivia de Havilland

Nov 01, 2005 by Ian Evans

Olivia de Havilland fans should mark their calendars for June 15th, 2006 as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honours the Oscar-winning actress. This two-time winner will make the trip from her home in France to attend the tribute at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

De Havilland earned the first of her five Academy Award nominations for her supporting performance as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind. Her second nomination, for her role as Emmy Brown in Hold Back the Dawn, came just two years later.

She won her first Oscar for To Each His Own in 1946, was nominated again in 1948 for The Snake Pit and took him her second Academy Award in 1949 for her role as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress.

Tickets for An Academy Tribute to Olivia de Havilland will go on sale June 1, 2006, for $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members. They will be available for purchase at the Academy during regular business hours or by mail. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information call 310-247-3600.