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Alicia Rhett, 'Gone with the Wind' actress, dies at 98

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Alicia Rhett, who appeared in the motion picture “Gone with the Wind,” died on Friday at the age of 98, according to a UPI report on Saturday. She died peacefully, of natural causes. She was the oldest surviving actress from the iconic 1939 motion picture.

Rhett portrayed India Wilkes, the character who was the spinster sister of plantation owner Ashley Wilkes – Scarlett O’Hara’s rival - in the Southern epic film. Rhett did not pursue another film acting job after that movie performance.

Rhett was a originally from Savannah, Georgia. After her film work, she went to Charleston, South Caroline to live with her mother, as her father had been killed during World War I. In Charleston, she was a actress of the stage and an artist. Reportedly, some of her artwork is still displayed in Georgia and South Carolina.

In her later years, she lived at the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community in Charleston.

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