Paulette Goddard dies of heart failure in Ronco, Switzerland, 1990. She came as close as any actress not named Vivien Leigh in landing the role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939). Though she was closely associated with Charlie Chaplin—they met in ’32, married in ’36, divorced in ’40, and she starred in his Modern Times (1936) and The Great DIctator (1940)—she was notable on her own, giving strong performances in The Women (1939), Reap the Wild Wind (1942), So Proudly We Hail (1943) and The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946). Her career slumped after Chambermaid, and she was dropped by Paramount in 1949. “I lived in Hollywood long enough to learn to play tennis and become a star,” the actress said, “but I never felt it was my home.” In the early 1950s, Goddard largely abandoned acting in films and moved to Europe.