I had just come back home from a motorcycle ride. I checked my Social Media and saw this text from a friend.
My heart quickened and sunk… my eyes welled up…my throat tightened and swallowed hot tears.
Mere longevity doesn’t give you respect. It’s what she did with it. She lived a life of quiet dignity…raised two children. She was a successful working actress. Her peers awarded her with their highest honors. I feel she always held her destiny in her own hands.
She was a star when my father was a boy and he’s 92 now. She had strength onscreen without being a volcano. She was a real beauty without packaging it in a sweater, sarong or peek-a-boo bangs. She played many different types with human believability.
Although a thing is inevitable, it doesn’t make it hurt any less. My heart hurts.
Olivia de Havilland — watching you in movies has been a very gracious thing indeed.