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Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh was a multi-Academy Award-winning and Tony award-winning actress who portrayed Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind, and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Other films include, Dark Journey, A Yank at Oxford, 1948's Anna Karenina, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone and Ship of Fools.

Biographical fast facts

Full, original or maiden name at birth: Vivian Mary Hartley*

Date, time and place of birth: November 5, 1913, at 5:16 p.m., Darjeeling, India **

Date, time, place and cause of death: July 7, 1967, at 11:15 p.m., at 54 Eaton Square, London, England (Tuberculosis)

Marriage #1
Husband: Leigh Holman (m. December 20, 1932 - 1940) (divorced)
Wedding took place at St. James's Cathedral, London, England

Marriage #2
Husband: Laurence Olivier (m. August 31, 1940 - 1960) (divorced)
Wedding took place at San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California

Child: Suzanne Holman (b. October 12, 1933, at 8 Bulstrode Street, London, England) (her daughter with Leigh Holman)

Father: Ernest Hartley (a stockbroker) (1883 - 1959)
Mother: Gertrude Yackjee (a housewife and businesswoman)

Remains: Vivien Leigh was cremated, and her ashes were scattered on the mill pond at her home Tickerage Mill, Blackboys, Sussex, England.

Error corrections or clarifications

* She changed the spelling of her first name from "Vivian" to "Vivien" in the 1930's, but was not born "Vivien" as a few sources assert.

** She was born in the front bedroom of her parents home in Darjeeling. The time of birth listed above reportedly comes directly from her birth certificate, however, be aware that there is a conflicting time of 7 p.m. reported by a few sources.

NOTE: Vivien died very late in the evening of the 7th, and consequently, a few reports erroneously placed her date of death on "July 8."

One final clarification: There are numerous published errors regarding the date of her marriage to Laurence Olivier. Some editions of Olivier's autobiography contain a typo that reports "August 21" as the date. Other sources erroneously report "August 30." The ceremony actually took place just after 12 a.m. on the 31st. Garson Kanin was best man and Katharine Hepburn the maid of honor. Actor Ronald Colman suggested Santa Barbara as a private location for them to marry, and it was aboard Colman's yacht that they would honeymoon.

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