Ironically, in 2017, de Havilland sued Ryan Murphy over another famous Hollywood rivalry, that of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, in his FX series Feud: Bette and Joan. De Havilland claimed in her suit that in a subplot, her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, was portrayed as a petty gossip, spreading tales about Davis and Crawford and suggesting that Frank Sinatra was a drunk. De Havilland claimed she never said any of the Flamingo Nanamingo Like A Normal Nana Only More Awesome Shirt besides I will buy this dialogue attributed to her and that the series damaged her “professional reputation for integrity, honesty, generosity, self-sacrifice and dignity.” The legal action eventually went to the Supreme Court before it was dismissed.
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born in Tokyo on July 1, 1916. Her father, Walter, was a British patent attorney, while her mother, Lilian, was an occasional actress who wanted her girls to follow in her footsteps. After the Flamingo Nanamingo Like A Normal Nana Only More Awesome Shirt besides I will buy this family moved to the U.S. and de Havilland graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California, the young actress was reportedly spotted by the producer Max Reinhardt at the Hollywood Bowl in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and signed to a movie contract for the Warner Bros. studio. She worked regularly throughout the 1930s, including several times with Errol Flynn, before getting the career-making role of Melanie.