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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Death Strikes the Cast!

On February 25, 1939, Robert Gleckler, the actor playing Tara’s overseer Jonas Wilkerson, died of uremic poisoning at the age of 52. His death stunned Gone With the Wind‘s cast and crew. The previous month, George Cukor had directed Gleckler … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s 75th Anniversary: Second Jinxed Scene

On January 28, 1939, George Cukor directed the sequence of Ellen O’Hara’s return to Tara. This turned out to be Gone With the Wind‘s second jinxed scene. In the scene, Barbara O’Neil as Mrs. O’Hara informs Robert Gleckler, who was playing overseer Jonas … Continue reading

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