Gone With The Wind is a film classic from the year 1939, which is still one of the most famous Hollywood films of all time. The lead roles featured Vivien Leigh (†53) as "Scarlett O’Hara" and Clark Gable (†59) as "Rhett Butler“. We've collected the five best pieces of trivia about the amazing and epic Hollywood film for you!
Vivien Leigh and Clarke Gable in Gone with the Wind.
Over the course of the production, Vivien Leigh spent a total of 125 days and received about $25,000 Dollars - that would be an estimated amount of $472,000 Dollars today.
Clark Gable worked for 71 days and received over $120,000 Dollars, which translates to roughly $1,8 million Dollars today.
At the 1939 Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel (†57) became the first African American actress to win an Oscar for her role of the house slave "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind. She was not only the first African American performer to take home the coveted trophy, but the first one ever to be nominated!
When Vivien Leigh won the Oscar in 1940 for her portrayal of "Scarlett O'Hara" in Gone with the Wind. At that time she was only 26 years old. Still today, that makes her part of the top ten youngest Oscar winners of all time.
Barbara O‘Neil (†70), who played "Ellen O‘Hara", "Scarlett's" mother in Gone With The Wind was just 28 years old when shooting the film, making her only three years older than her on-screen daughter Vivien Leigh, who was 25 at the time. Vivien's character "Scarlett" is supposedly 16 years old at the beginning of the epic masterpiece!