Actress Olivia de Havilland in Paris, 1958
Published: September 1, 2012
Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Paris, May, 1958: At her home in Paris, actress Olivia de Havilland, the winner of Oscars for best actress in 1947 ("To Each His Own") and 1950 ("The Heiress"), models a shirt given to her when she was made an honorary member of the U.S. Army's 11th Airborne Division. De Havilland spent mid-1958 worrying about a statutory requirement that she return to live in the U.S. for 18 months (leaving her French husband behind) or forfeit her citizenship. A congressman introduced a bill in May to resolve the problem, but before it could be voted on the State Department granted her a waiver of the five-year overseas residency limit because of her "activities for U.S. Armed Forces abroad and for her promotion of American culture abroad."
Stars and Stripes' 1958 story about Olivia de Havilland in Paris.