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First Name
Alicia

Last Name
Rhett

Birthday
1915-02-01

Height
70

Zodiac Sign
Aquarius

Claim to Fame
Gone With the Wind (1939)

Gender
Female

Build
Slim

Birthplace
Savannah, Georgia, USA

Nationality
American

Ethnicity
White

Profile Bio Text
Alicia Rhett (February 1, 1915 – January 3, 2014) was an American portrait painter and actress who is best remembered for her role as India Wilkes in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind. At the time of her death Rhett was the oldest surviving cast member of the movie, the only others being Olivia de Havilland (born July 1, 1916), who played India's sister-in-law Melanie Wilkes, Mary Anderson (born April 3, 1920), who played Maybelle Merriweather and Mickey Kuhn (born September 21, 1932) who played Beau Wilkes. Biography Early years Rhett was born in Savannah, Georgia. Her mother was Isabelle Murdoch, an immigrant from Liverpool, England, and her father was Edmund M. Rhett, an army officer and engineer based in Savannah. After her father's death during World War I, Alicia and her mother moved to Charleston, South Carolina. Rhett became a theatre actress in Charleston. Gone with the Wind During a performance of The Recruiting Officer in 1936, Rhett was spotted by Hollywood director George Cukor, who was impressed by her charm and beauty. The director was scouting for an actress to play the role of Scarlett O'Hara after producer David Selznick purchased the film rights to the Margaret Mitchell novel. Previously, Rhett had been suggested by talent scout Kay Brown as a possible Southern belle for that film. Rhett auditioned for the part of Melanie Hamilton, but the role went instead to Olivia de Havilland. In March 1937, Cukor offered Rhett the role of India Wilkes, sister of Ashley Wilkes. After the success of Gone with the Wind, Rhett left Hollywood and returned to South Carolina and retired from filmmaking in 1941, citing a lack of suitable roles. Rhett later became an accent coach for aspiring actors and a radio announcer at station WTMA in Charleston. Death On January 3, 2014, Rhett died in Charleston, South Carolina, at the age of 98. Portrait painter Prior to appearing in Gone with the Wind, Rhett showed talent as a sketch artist and portrait painter. Between takes on Gone with the Wind, she made sketches and drawings of her fellow actors. Soon, Rhett was creating portraits of American servicemen in the Charleston vicinity. Some of her later works included portraits of Admiral Louis Emil Denfeld, and librarian Estellene P. Walker, the latter of which is on display in the South Carolina State Library. Coincidentally, Rhett was commissioned to paint the portrait of a then 19-year-old Charleston resident Alexandra Braid, later known as Alexandra Ripley, author of Scarlett (1991), the sequel to Gone with the Wind. Rhett also illustrated a number of books, including South Carolina Indians (1965), written by Beth Causey and Leila Darby. Of particular note, Charlotte Brown Lide commissioned Ms. Rhett to paint a portrait of her late husband, Claudius Murray Lide, Sr., and the same year painted a reproduction of William Harrison Scarborough's "The Miller Sisters". These two portraits are housed in the home of Claudius Murray Lide, Jr. in Columbia, South Carolina. Oldest surviving credited cast member of Gone With the Wind (1939) til January 3, 2014.

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicia_Rhett

Age
98

Has Videos
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Film Role
Actor/Actress

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Wikipedia Text

Alicia Rhett (February 1, 1915 – January 3, 2014) was an American actress and portrait painter who is best remembered for her role as India Wilkes in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.


Died
2014-01-03

Full Name at Birth
Alicia Rhett

Occupation Text
Portrait Painter And Actress

Eye Color
Brown - Dark

Hair Color
Grey

Place of Death
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Father
Edmund M. Rhett

Mother
Isabelle Murdoch

Adsafe
1

Year(s) Active
1937–1941

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