‘Gone With The Wind’ star Fred Crane has died of complications from diabetes. He was 90.
The film opens with Crane’s character asking O’Hara, played by
Vivien Leigh: “What do we care if we were expelled from college,
Scarlett? The war is going to start any day now, so we’d have left
Her reply to Crane and Reeves contains one of the movie’s classic
lines: “Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war. This war talk’s spoiling all
the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could
Crane landed a role in the film classic when he accompanied a cousin to an audition, and he wound up playing Superman star George Reeves’ twin brother in the movie. The casting director reportedly liked the 20-year-old’s Southern twang.
After retiring from showbusiness, Crane, who was married five times, became a businessman and ran guest house Tarleton Oaks in Barnsville, Georgia.