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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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She acted in Thornton Wilder's play, "The Skin of Our Teeth," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Vivien Leigh, Terry Morgan, Cecil Parker, Leonard Maguire, Eve Moore, Ena Burrill, and Wallas Eaton in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Vivian Leigh

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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All day long you're really leading up to the evening's performance. To time everything correctly, you have to take care of yourself-which is a very difficult thing to do, because it's highly emotional See more »

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Lived with John Merivale from 1959 to her death in 1967. See more »

Trademark:

Raised right eyebrow See more »

Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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