"Gone With the Wind" actress Ann Rutherford dies

Jun 12, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Republic

Ann Rutherford , the demure brunette actress who played the sweetheart in the long-running Andy Hardy series and Scarlett O'Hara's youngest sister in "Gone With the Wind," has died.

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Jerry Frey

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Jun 12, 2012
 
What a nice story. I've always thought that Melanie Wilkes exemplified a woman of noble character.

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Jun 13, 2012
 
Jerry Frey wrote:
What a nice story. I've always thought that Melanie Wilkes exemplified a woman of noble character.
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I agree with you on that character assessment.

Easily my most favorite female character in the film.

Sorry, but Vivien Leigh (Scarlett) really did nothing for me. It was always Melanie.

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Jun 13, 2012
 
lastoutlaw wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you on that character assessment.
Easily my most favorite female character in the film.
Sorry, but Vivien Leigh (Scarlett) really did nothing for me. It was always Melanie.
My bad for hitting 'Post Comment' too soon.
Melanie was my favorite - but Careen had spirit (the youngest O'Hara sister). Evelyn Keys as Suellen had style. Vivien Leigh was spoiled; and it was her; out of the three sisters; which changed the most.
One who never changed because she was always perfect? Melanie, played by Olivia de Havilland. A LOT stronger than she looks and a perfect counterpart to Scarlett.
I do wish the two younger O'Hara sisters had more visiblity in the book and the film. But then - the film wasn't about them.
RIP Ms. Rutherford. Mickey Rooney's best co-star (with Judy Garland a CLOSE second). Perfect as Careen O'Hara. A long and fruitful life.
Thank you for your gift.

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Apr 11, 2013
 
With the upcoming GWTW event in Marietta Georgia, The memory of Ann with be revisited by alot of her fans and friends...
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Sep 18, 2013
 
What a wonderful actress she was. I enjoyed her work on film very much. God bless her a memory of a wonderful lady.

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