The oldest surviving cast member of the classic 1939 film “Gone with the Wind” has died. E! Online reports that actress Alicia Rhett died Friday at 98 from natural causes.
Rhett’s only movie role was in the Oscar-winning drama. She was discovered by director George Cukor while she performed in a South Carolina theater production.
In “Gone with the Wind,” she played India Wilkes, Ashley Wilkes’ sister. She was considered for the role of Melanie Hamilton, but that role went to Olivia De Havilland.
Only three other “Gone with the Wind” cast members are still alive, and all are younger than Rhett. They are De Havilland, 97; Mary Anderson, 93, who played Maybelle Merriweather; and Mickey Kuhn, 81, who played Beau Wilkes.