Vivien Leigh

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Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh 1958.jpg
Leigh photographed in Lunnon, 1958
Born Vivian Mary Hartley
November 05,1913
Darjeeling, India
Died July 08,1967 (age:53)
Belgravia, London, United Kingdom
Cause o daith
Tuberculosis
Restin place
Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Scattered on the lake at Tickerage Mill, near Blackboys, Sussex, England
Naitionality British,Indian.
Eddication Loreto Convent, Darjeeling
Convent o the Sacred Hert
Ryal Academy o Dramatic Airt
Thrift Actress
Years active 1917–1967
Title Lady Olivier (1947–60)
Releegion Roman Catholic
Hauf-marrae(s) Herbert Leigh Holman (1932–1940) Laurence Olivier(1940–1960)
Pairtner(s) Laurence Olivier (1940-1961) Herbert Leigh Holman (1932-1940)
Childer Suzanne Farrington (Daughter)
Parents Gertrude Robinson Yackje (mother) Ernest Hartley (father)

Vivian Mary Hartley, later kent as Vivien Leigh ( November 05,1913 – July 08, 1967), is an Listing 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 November 5, 1913, in Darjeeling, India, to an English stockbroker and his Irish wife. The family returned to England when Hartley was 6 years old. A year later, the precocious Hartley announced to classmate Maureen O'Sullivan that she "was going to be famous." As a teen, Vivian Hartley attended schools in England, France, Italy and Germany, becoming fluent in both French and Italian. She went on to study acting 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 daughter. Replacing the "a" in her first name with the less commonly used "e," Hartley used her husband's name to craft a more glamorous stage name, Vivien Leigh. Vivien Leigh made both her onstage and film debuts in 1935. She starred in the play The Bash, which, although wasn't particularly successful, allowed Leigh to make an impression on producer Sydney Carroll, who soon cast the actress in her first London play; and landed the lead role in the aptly titled movie Things are Looking Up (1935). Just before she began rehearsing for a London production of A Delicate Balance in 1967, Leigh fell seriously ill. A month passed before she finally succumbed to her tuberculosis, on July 8, 1967, at the age of 53, in London, England. Marking a sad and premature end to a career that was both tumultuous and triumphant, the London theater district blacked out its lights for a full hour in Leigh's honor.

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