November 12, 2004

So I watched Gone With the Wind last night. I hadn't seen it in so long it was effectively a new movie to me. It's a really good movie!

Anyway, whenever I watch a movie, I immediately hit IMDB to look at trivia, goofs, etc. Then I'll often start clicking on the performers in the movies to see what else they were in, etc.

Well, while clicking actors and actresses from Gone With the Wind, I noticed something: They all seemed to die young! It's like, "The Curse of Gone With the Wind" or something. Check this out:

Clark Gable (Rhett Butler) - Died of a heart attack at 59
Vivian Leigh (Scarlet O'Hara) - Died of tuberculosis at 54
Leslie Howard (Ashley Wilkes) - Shot down by German fighters at 49 (In World War Two)
Hattie McDaniel (Mamie) - Died of brest cancer at 57
Butterfly McQueen (Prissy) - Lived to be 84! :) Died by accedentally SETTING HERSELF ON FIRE! :(
Robert Gleckler (Jonas Wilkerson) - Heart Attack at 44 DURING PRODUCTION. Replaced with Victor Jory who lived to age 80.
George Reeves (Stuart Tarleton) - Suicide at 45 (With a shotgun. Ow.)
Everett Brown (Big Sam) - dead at 51. Cause not recorded.

Meanwhile, Olivia de Havilland (Melanie Hamilton) is still alive and kicking at 90 years old.


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