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Alicia Rhett Dies at 98

Alicia Rhett, a Southern actress who gained minor stardom on the strength of a single movie role – as the spinster India Wilkes, in 1939’s Gone With the Wind – has died.

She was 98 and the oldest surviving cast member of the Oscar-winning Civil War epic, based on the Margaret Mitchell novel.

A spokesperson for the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community in Charleston, S.C., where Rhett had lived since 2002 (she never married), told the Associated Press that she succumbed to natural causes around 5 p.m. Friday.

Ann Rutherford, Gone with the Wind Actress, Dies at 94

Ann Rutherford, the sweet-faced MGM starlet who achieved immortality as Scarlett O’Hara’s sister Carreen in Gone with the Wind, died Monday evening in her Beverly Hills home, reports the Los Angeles Times. She was 94.

The actress, who also made her mark opposite Mickey Rooney when she played Andy Hardy’s girlfriend Polly Benedict in that all-American boy series in the late ’30s, had been in declining health with heart problems, according to the newspaper.

Gone With the Wind 'Twin' Dies at 90

Fred Crane, who had been one of the last remaining survivors from the cast of Gone With the Wind, died Thursday of complications from diabetes, his wife, Terry Lynn Crane, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was 90.