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1919:
Moved to California with her mother and sister after parent's divorce
1933:
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
1934:
Professional stage debut as Hermia in Max Reinhardt's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Hollywood Bowl
1935:
Made film debut in Max Reinhardt's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1935:
Signed by Warner Bros. to a seven-year contract
1935:
First film released, "Alibi Ike"
1935:
First of eight co-starring appearances with Errol Flynn, "Captain Blood"; also first of nine collaborations with director Michael Curtiz
1939:
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
1941:
Last co-starring appearance with Errol Flynn, "They Died With Their Boots On"
1941:
Received Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for "Hold Back the Dawn"; lost to sister Joan Fontaine
1943:
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
1946:
Earned first Best Actress Oscar as a woman who gives her child up in "To Each His Own"
1948:
Nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award as an inmate in a mental institution in "The Snake Pit"
1949:
Won her second Oscar as Best Actress for "The Heiress"
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Moved to Paris in mid-1950s after marriage to Pierre Galante
1958:
Ninth and last film with Curtiz, "Proud Rebel"
1962:
Starred on Broadway in "A Gift of Time"
1964:
Offered a marvelous turn as Bette Davis' conniving cousin in Robert Aldrich's "Hush¿ Hush, Sweet Charlotte"
1966:
TV debut in "Noon Wine" on "ABC Stage 67"
1972:
TV-movie debut in gothic horror story, "The Screaming Woman" (ABC)
1977:
Acted in "Airport '77"
1979:
Last feature to date, "The 5th Musketeer"
1979:
Played Mrs Warner in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations"
1986:
Received Golden Globe Award (and Emmy nomination) for her portrayal of the Dowager Empress Maria in the NBC miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna"
1988:
Last screen appearance to date as Wallace Simpson's Aunt Bessie in the CBS movie "The Woman He Loved"

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