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Vivien Leigh

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Dark Journey ... Dark Journey - Digitally Remastered Screen legend Vivien Leigh ("Gone With the... more info $8.95was $9.99 Buy Now

A Yank at... Robert Taylor wins track meets, friends and Maureen O'Sullivan in this smashing... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

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Waterloo... Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucille Watson. A ballerina in war-torn England... more info $15.79was $19.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: July 8, 1967
Born: November 5, 1913 Cause of Death: tuberculosis
Birth Place: India Profession: Cast ...


Her 1939 Oscar was sold at auction in 1993 for $563,500.

"Even if she had not played Scarlett O'Hara, the most coveted role in movie history, it is probable that Vivien Leigh's striking Dresden Shepherdess beauty would have won her a place among the great stars. She was recognized, even by unbelievers, as one of the beauties of her era: what with that and Scarlett, and for being much of her life Lady Olivier, fame and acclaim rather obscured her actual ability."--David Shipman, in "The Great Movie Stars."

"Behind fragile beauty and sophisticated charm, Miss Leigh harbored a feverish dedication to acting and a tough business sense that drove her to develop constantly an originally modest talent until she became one of the century's great stars ... Away from work Miss Leigh was, according to some who knew her socially, excellent company, sparkling with anecdotes that she told well, and a good listener. She was a woman of poise and education. Her heart-shaped face, green-gray eyes and mobile lovely face were captivating, even after years of illness." --From The New York Times, July 9, 1967.

"She made life hell for everybody near her, unless they did everything she wished, as she wished, and when she wished. Despite which she was surrounded by people who worshipped her and were ready to carry out her whims." --Wolfe Kaufman, quoted in "The Great Movie Stars," by David Shipman.

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