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Red Grandy ©Stars and StripesParis, May, 1958: At her home in Paris, actress Olivia de Havilland models a jacket given to her when she was made an honorary member of the U.S. Army's 11th Airborne Division in 1957. At the time the photo was taken, De Havilland was facing a statutory requirement that she return to live in the U.S. for 18 months (leaving her French husband behind) or forfeit her citizenship. The State Department eventually 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." De Havilland, the last surviving cast member of "Gone With the Wind," celebrates her 100th birthday on July 1, 2016.

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