Moved to California with her mother and sister after parent's divorce
Appeared in local production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" while a freshman in college; seen by director Max Reinhardt and hired for his stage and screen versions of the play
Professional stage debut as Hermia in Max Reinhardt's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Hollywood Bowl
Made film debut in Max Reinhardt's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Signed by Warner Bros. to a seven-year contract
First film released, "Alibi Ike"
First of eight co-starring appearances with Errol Flynn, "Captain Blood"; also first of nine collaborations with director Michael Curtiz
Received Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her role as Melanie in "Gone With the Wind"; fellow cast member Hattie McDaniel carried off the prize
Last co-starring appearance with Errol Flynn, "They Died With Their Boots On"
Received Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for "Hold Back the Dawn"; lost to sister Joan Fontaine
Engaged in long-running dispute with Warner Bros. when they tried to add on the time she was suspended to her seven-year contract; her lawyer won the case and the court verdict became known as the de Havilland decision
Earned first Best Actress Oscar as a woman who gives her child up in "To Each His Own"
Nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award as an inmate in a mental institution in "The Snake Pit"
Won her second Oscar as Best Actress for "The Heiress"
Moved to Paris in mid-1950s after marriage to Pierre Galante
Ninth and last film with Curtiz, "Proud Rebel"
Starred on Broadway in "A Gift of Time"
Offered a marvelous turn as Bette Davis' conniving cousin in Robert Aldrich's "Hush¿ Hush, Sweet Charlotte"
TV debut in "Noon Wine" on "ABC Stage 67"
TV-movie debut in gothic horror story, "The Screaming Woman" (ABC)
Acted in "Airport '77"
Last feature to date, "The 5th Musketeer"
Played Mrs Warner in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations"
Received Golden Globe Award (and Emmy nomination) for her portrayal of the Dowager Empress Maria in the NBC miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna"
Last screen appearance to date as Wallace Simpson's Aunt Bessie in the CBS movie "The Woman He Loved"