Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967

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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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creatorOf Correspondence of Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Brighton. Includes letter from Decima Moore dated 29 Nov 1931, photocopy of letter to Quentin Keynes relating to Tarquin Olivier dated 3 Apr [1956?], telegram from 'Baba', probably Vivien Leig..., 1931-1985 British Library
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referencedIn Martita Hunt Collection, c.1910s - 1960s V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
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creatorOf Jarrett, Pat (Patricia Irene Herschell), 1911-1991. Correspondence of Pat Jarrett. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Ivor Novello Stage and Film Collection, 1910s-1951 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
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creatorOf Shaw Program Collection. Caesar and Cleopatra / by Bernard Shaw ; directed by Michael Benthall - program of presentation at St. James's Theatre, May 10, 1951. University of Guelph
creatorOf Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980,. John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Roberts, Meade, 1930-1992. Vivien Leigh : a portrait / by Meade Roberts, 1986. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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referencedIn Photographs of motion pictures and television programs, 1915-1999. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
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referencedIn Owen Hale Collection, 1953-1992 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
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referencedIn Cornell, Katharine. Katharine Cornell Papers 1801-1983 (Bulk dates 1921-1974). New York Public Library System, NYPL
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creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. Caesar and Cleopatra / by Bernard Shaw ; directed and produced for the cinema by Gabriel Pascal - program for the film production at the Denham Studios, London, Dec. 13, 1945. University of Guelph
creatorOf Helpmann, Robert, 1909-1986. Papers of Robert Helpmann. Libraries Australia
referencedIn David Goldin Collection. 1932 - 1952. Audio Recordings of Radio Broadcasts of Speeches, Interviews, Combat Reports, Special Events, Public Affairs, and Entertainment for U.S. Troops. 1932 - 1952. RADIO TRIBUTE TO KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Theatre Arts Monthly, collection of portraits, ca., ca., 1924-1939 (bulk), 1916-1964 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
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referencedIn Hartsfield, William Berry. William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film, 1939. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Beckley, Naomi,. Clippings collection, 1938-1981. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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referencedIn Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. General correspondence, [ca. 1920]-1981. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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referencedIn Robert Benney original drawings, 1926-1947 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Correspondence of Simon Tarquin Olivier, 1950-1984 British Library
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referencedIn Personalities: Okagi, Major – Parke, Gene and Frank United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 person
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associatedWith Cahoon, Herbert, 1918- person
associatedWith Caniff, Milton Arthur, 1907-1988, person
correspondedWith Cornell, Katharine. person
associatedWith Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974 person
associatedWith Cruddas, Audrey. person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Dan H. Laurence Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Fairburn, A. R. D. (Arthur Rex Dugard), 1904-1957. person
associatedWith Field, Bradda, 1904-1957. person
associatedWith Folsom, William J. person
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associatedWith Hale, Owen person
associatedWith Hamon Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Hartsfield, William Berry. person
associatedWith Helpmann, Robert, 1909-1986. person
associatedWith Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939. person
associatedWith Hunt, Martita., 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Jarrett, Pat (Patricia Irene Herschell), 1911-1991. person
associatedWith Kurtz, Wilbur G. (Wilbur George), 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. person
associatedWith Lunt, Alfred. person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Novello, Ivor., 1893-1951 person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Blakelock Collection. corporateBody
correspondedWith Redgrave, Michael person
associatedWith Roberts, Meade, 1930-1992. person
associatedWith Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. person
associatedWith Schuessler, Eugene, person
associatedWith Scurfield, Judith. person
associatedWith Selznick, David O., 1902-1965. person
associatedWith Shaw Program Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw Program Collection. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980, person
correspondedWith Webb, Clifton, 1893-1966. person
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
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Subject
Actors
Actresses--20th century--Correspondence
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Actors
Actresses
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Birth 1913-11-05

Death 1967-07-08

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