Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/11/05

“November 5, 1913” by Rick Sanders

English: Studio portrait photo of Vivien Leigh...

English: Studio portrait photo of Vivien Leigh taken for promotional use. Français : Portrait en studio de l’actrice Vivien Leigh réalisé dans un but publicitaire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On November 5, 1913, Vivien Leigh is born. As a British actress, she dies in 1967. She is best known for her role in the film Gone with the Wind. Wikipedia has this:

To the public at the time, Leigh was strongly identified with her second husband Laurence Olivier, to whom she was married from 1940 to 1960. Leigh and Olivier starred together in many stage productions, with Olivier often directing, and in three films. For much of her adult life, she suffered from bipolar disorder. She earned a reputation for being difficult to work with, and her career suffered periods of inactivity. She suffered recurrent bouts of chronic tuberculosis, first diagnosed in the mid-1940s, which ultimately claimed her life at the age of 53. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Leigh as the 16th greatest female movie star of all time.


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