Not a Fan: Legendary Actress Sues TV Series

Jun 30, 2017  •  Post A Comment

An actress who was a star of Hollywood’s Golden Age apparently is not a fan of the recent FX limited series “Feud: Bette and Joan.” Olivia de Havilland, who is played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the series, filed a lawsuit today over the series, the AP reports.

The series focuses on the famous Hollywood feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

De Havilland, a two-time Oscar winner, turns 101 tomorrow, July 1. She’s suing FX Networks and the company owned by producer Ryan Murphy, alleging invasion of privacy and unauthorized and false use of her name, the story reports.

“The actress, whose credits include the role of Melanie Hamilton in ‘Gone With the Wind,’ lives in Paris,” the AP notes. “De Havilland’s suit alleges that ‘Feud’ used her name and identity without permission. The suit also claims the series inaccurately depicted her as a gossip, contrary to her behavior and reputation.”


  1. I am certain that a 101 year old person is cogent enough to grasp this…

  2. For someone whose name is only recognized by people over 80 who don’t have Alzheimer’s, this is a good way to get more views on Wikipedia. Hopefully she lives long enough to see the end of the trial.

  3. Um, I’m much younger than 80 & I know who she it. Anyone who is a film buff not only know who Olivia de Havilland is but are well aware of her stellar reputation,

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