Olivia De Havilland's career began co-starring with Joe E. Brown in Alibi Ike in 1935. She appeared as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, her first stage production, at the Hollywood Bowl. The stage production was later turned into a 1935 movie. Although the stage cast was largely replaced with Warner Bros. contract players, Olivia was hired to reprise her role as Hermia. De Havilland played opposite Errol Flynn in such highly popular films as Captain Blood and The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), and as Maid Marian to Flynn's Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). She starred opposite Flynn in eight films.
She played Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance, but Hattie McDaniel, who played Mammy, received that award instead. She played the only one of the four main characters of Gone with the Wind to die in the film but outlived all the others (Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and