Saturday, January 4, 2014

'Gone With The Wind' Star Dead At 98

She was the oldest surviving actress from the classic 1939 blockbuster film Gone With The Wind.

A true southerner, born in Savannah, Georgia she portrayed India Wilkes, sister of Ashley Wilkes in the award-winning film based on Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel of the same name.

She was Alicia Rhett and she died in South Carolina on Friday, officials at her retirement community said. She was 98.

Bill Trawick, CEO of the retirement community where Rhett lived since 2002 said she was "truly a beautiful woman. Her passion for the arts and love of Charleston were unrivaled. Alicia was a kind and gentle lady."

Other surviving cast members from "Gone With The Wind" are 97-year-old Olivia de Havilland who played Melanie Hamilton, Ashley Wilkes' cousin and wife; 93-year-old Mary Anderson, who played Maybelle Merriweather; and 81-year-old Mickey Kuhn, who played Beau Wilkes

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