Vivien Leigh

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Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh 1958.jpg
Leigh photographed in Lunnon, 1958
BornVivian Mary Hartley
5 November 1913
Darjeeling, Indie (then-Breetish Raj)
Dee'd8 Julie 1967
Belgravia, Lunnon, Ingland, Unitit Kinrick
Cause o daith
Restin place
Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Scattered on the lake at Tickerage Mill, near Blackboys, Sussex, England
NaitionalityBreetish, Indian.
EddicationLoreto Convent, Darjeeling
Convent o the Sacred Hert
Ryal Academy o Dramatic Airt
Years active1917–1967
TitleLady Olivier (1947–60)
ReleegionRoman Catholic
Hauf-marrae(s)Herbert Leigh Holman (1932–1940) Laurence Olivier (1940–1960)
Pairtner(s)Laurence Olivier (1940-1961) Herbert Leigh Holman (1932-1940)
BairnsSuzanne Farrington (Daughter)
PawrentsGertrude Robinson Yackje (mother) Ernest Hartley (father)

Vivian Mary Hartley, later kent as Vivien Leigh (5 November 1913 – 8 Julie 1967), wis an Inglis stage an film actress.[1] She won twa Academy Awairds for Best Actress for her performances as "Soothren belle" Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) an Blanche DuBois in the film version o A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she haed an aa played on stage in Lunnon's West End in 1949.

Famed actress Vivien Leigh was born Vivian Mary Hartley on 5 November 1913, in Darjeeling, Indie, tae an Inglis stockbroker and his Irish wife. The faimily returned tae Ingland when Hartley wis 6 year auld. A year later, the precocious Hartley propaled to classmate Maureen O'Sullivan that she "was going to be famous." As a teen, Vivian Hartley attended schools in Ingland, Fraunce, Italy and Germany, becomin fluent in baith French an Italian. She went on tae study actin at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but put her career temporarily on hold at age 19, when she married a lawyer named Leigh Holman and had his dochter. Replacing the "a" in her first name wi the less commonly used "e," Hartley used her husband's name tae craft a mair glamorous stage name, Vivien Leigh. Vivien Leigh made baith her onstage and film debuts in 1935. She starred in the play The Bash, which, although wasn't particularly successful, allowed Leigh tae mak an impression on producer Sydney Carroll, wha soon cast the actress in her first Lunnon play; and laundit the lead role in the aptly titled movie Things are Looking Up (1935).

Juist afore she began rehearsin for a Lunnon production of A Delicate Balance in 1967, Leigh fell seriously ill. A month passed before she finally succumbed to her tuberculosis, on 8 Julie 1967, at the age of 53, in Lunnon, Ingland. Mairkin a sad and premature end tae a career that was baith tumultuous and triumphant, the Lunnon theater district blacked oot its lichts for a full hour in Leigh's honour.

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  1. "Vivien Leigh on being English, portraying Americans." Daily Mail (online), 3 November 2013. Retrieved: 3 February 2015.