Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967

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Birth 1913-11-05
Death 1967-07-08
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English actress.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Denys [Blakelock], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871310

Actress Vivien Leigh was born in Darjeeling, India, and returned to England with her parents after World War I. While attending a convent school, her mother took her to see a play, where she determined to become an actress. She had little experience before creating a sensation in the role of Scarlett O'Hara in the movie Gone With the Wind, and went on to a successful career in movies and plays. She won Academy Awards for Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, and a Tony for the musical Tovarich.

From the description of Vivien Leigh letter to Eugene Schuessler, 1963 Sept. 27. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60525745

2nd wife of Sir Laurence Olivier; former wife of H L Holman.

Epithet: actress

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x0001bd

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