Obituary of Vivien Leigh

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Vivien Leigh

Vivien Mary Hartley (born November 5, 1913 in Darjeeling, India) was a film actress who was best known for her role as Scarlett O’Hara in the 1939 American romance/war film, “Gone with the Wind”. She was also cast as Blanche DuBois in the 1951 drama film, “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Vivien died on July 8, 1967 and her death was because of tuberculosis. She died too soon at age 53.

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Vivien Leigh Biography Wiki:

    • Is She Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Leigh, Vivien
    • Common Name: Vivien Leigh
    • Gender: Female
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: she/her
    • Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
    • Birth Date: November 05, 1913
    • Age: 53 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Vivien Hartley, Vivling
    • Occupation: Film Actress
    • Active Years: 1965-1967
    • Religion: Catholic
    • Net Worth: $10 million
    • Nationality: British
    • Favorite Food: Pop-Tarts
    • Favorite Color: Rust (See all her faves at Hot-Forum)

    Vivien's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Vivien Mary Hartley
    • Father: Ernest Richard Hartley
    • Mother: Gertrude Mary Frances (née Yackjee)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Herbert Leigh Holman (married 20 December 1932-divorced 1940)
      • Laurence Olivier (married 31 August 1940-divorced 6 January 19 February 1940)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Suzanne Farrington (October 12, 1933-March 1, 2015)

Death Notice:

  • Date: July 08 1967 at age 53
  • Place: Belgravia, London, United Kingdom
  • Cause of Death: Lung disease (tuberculosis)
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held at St. Mary's Church, Cadogan Street, London
  • Interment: Cremated and ashes were scattered on the lake at Tickerage Mill, near Blackboys, East Sussex, UK

Category Tags:

Film ActressBritish Born on November 5th Born in 1913 Died in 1967 Died at age 53 Died from Lung disease

Vivien's Notable Roles:

  • Gone with the Wind
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

Quotable Quotes:

"[to critics about her reviews for "The Mask of Virtue" (1935), her second play on the London stage] It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh." (IMDB)

"She was born Vivien Leigh in 1892 in Bindon Park, near the estate of the Leigh family. Vivien was the daughter of an artist and an actress, and she was educated at home by her mother. After a year of training, Leigh made her stage debut in 1901, in a regional production of Noel Coward's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". After features in films and a series of successful tours, she was signed to a personal contract by MGM in 1903. In her first movie, "The Misfits", she played the role of a brainwashed girl. The movie generated a great deal of critical and popular acclaim, and it made her one of the most well-known and successful actors of her era. In 1935 she appeared in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" for which she was nominated for an Oscar. She died in 1951, aged 79. (V)"

"She died tragically young of an infected boil, a common cause of arthritis, at the age of 36. (V)"

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