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Vivien Leigh

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As Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)

Source: Wikipedia

Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh (5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967), was an English stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances as "Southern belle" Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End in 1949. She also won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway version of Tovarich (1963).

Fact file

  • Born: Vivian Mary Hartley 5 November 1913 Darjeeling, West Bengal, British India
  • Died: 8 July 1967 (aged 53) London, United Kingdom
  • Cause of death: Tuberculosis
  • Nationality: British
  • Education: Loreto Convent, Darjeeling Convent of the Sacred Heart Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1917–67
  • Title: Lady Olivier (1947–60)
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Spouse(s): Herbert Leigh Holman (1932–40; one child: Suzanne Farrington) Laurence Olivier (1940–60)
  • Partner(s): John Merivale (1960–67)

Read more about Vivien Leigh at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-12-16 15:00:02
“Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer has launched Dog Rose Productions, which will work up projects that Fremantle has first-look rights to co-develop and distribute. The two parties are already collaborating on “Vivling,” a look at the life of “Gone With the Wind” star Vivien Leigh. Their next project together ...

Variety, 2018-11-19 09:36:06
Natalie Dormer is developing a TV drama about legendary actress Vivien Leigh as part of a wider deal with Fremantle under the terms of which she will work up a slate of scripted projects. The Vivien Leigh project – “Vivling” – will be made with Fremantle and U.K. shingle Mainstreet ...

Variety, 2017-10-19 00:30:20
“Feud: Betty and Joan” writers Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen are making a biopic about Vivien Leigh. The duo received an Emmy nomination with Ryan Murphy for best writing for a limited series for the FX show. Zam and Cohen will adapt the feature from Hugo Vickers’ “Vivien Leigh: A ...

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