Gone With the Wind Star Dies August 26, 2008 Gone with the Wind star Fred Crane dies at 90. ‘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 college anyhow.” 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 scream.” 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.