Died Today (July 8th): Vivien Leigh

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vivienleighHappy Birthday actor Vivien Leigh (1913–1967)

Born: November 5, 1913 in Darjeeling, West Bengal, British India [now India]

Died: July 8, 1967 (age 53) in Belgravia, London, England, UK

Married to: Laurence Olivier (31 August 1940 – 6 January 1961) (divorced)
Herbert Leigh Holman (20 December 1932 – 19 February 1940) (divorced) (1 child)

Two time Oscar winner for Best Actress (Streetcar Named Desire, Gone with the Wind)

Pictured on one of four 25¢ US commemorative postage stamps issued March 23, 1990 honoring classic films released in 1939. The stamp features Clark Gable and Leigh as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind (1939). The other films honored were Beau Geste (1939), Stagecoach (1939) and The Wizard of Oz (1939).

GONE WITH THE WIND POSTERGone with the Wind
1939
dir. Victor Fleming
starring
Leigh
Clark Gable
WATERLOO BRIDGEWaterloo Bridge
1940
dir. Mervyn LeRoy
Starring
Leigh
Robert Taylor
A Streetcar Named DesireA Streetcar Named Desire
1954

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