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Vivien Leigh (1913–1967)


If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time her parents take her to England. Her mother thinks ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England, with Laurence Olivier, Anthony Quayle, Maxine Audley, William Devlin, Ian Holm and Alan Webb in the cast. Peter Brook was director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 11 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vivian Leigh

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

[when asked to take over Joan Crawford's role in Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] No, thank you. I can just about stand looking at Joan Crawford's face at six o'clock in the morning, but not Bette Davis'. See more »

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Won Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Tovarich." See more »

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Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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