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'Gone With the Wind' actress dies

The actress, who played Scarlett O’Hara’s sister, was as well known for her offscreen relationships with showbiz heavyweights like John Huston and Artie Shaw

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(FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Evelyn Keyes, who’s remembered for her onscreen role in Gone With the Wind as well as her offscreen role as muse and companion to some of Hollywood’s biggest names, died on July 4 at age 91 after a battle with uterine cancer. Keyes played Scarlett O’Hara’s sister Suellen in the landmark 1939 epic; she was also seen in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), The Jolson Story (1946), The Prowler (1951), The Seven Year Itch (1955), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1956). Offscreen, Keyes married and divorced such show business heavyweights as director Charles Vidor, filmmaker John Huston, and jazz clarinet legend Artie Shaw. (She also lived for three years with Eighty Days producer Mike Todd.) Keyes continued to act occasionally into the 1980s and ’90s (in guest spots on shows like The Love Boat and Murder, She Wrote, but by then, she had mostly turned her career to writing, including newspaper columns, screenplays, an autobiographical novel called I Am a Billboard, and two memoirs, Scarlett O’Hara’s Younger Sister and I’ll Think About It Tomorrow. (AP via Yahoo)

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