Vivien Leigh

Actress Vivien Leigh

Profession: Actress


Biography: Gone with the Wind (1939), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and Tovarich (1963).

Born: November 5, 1913
Birthplace: Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: July 8, 1967 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Married Life

Historical Events

  • 1938-12-25 George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind"
  • 1939-12-15 "Gone With The Wind", drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, premieres in Atlanta (Best Picture 1940, inflation not adjusted highest-grossing film of all time)
  • 1940-02-29 12th Academy Awards: "Gone With The Wind" wins eight Oscars, Robert Donat & Vivien Leigh also win
  • 1951-09-18 "A Streetcar Named Desire", film directed by Elia Kazan based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, premieres at the Warner Theater, NYC
  • 1952-03-20 24th Academy Awards: "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivien Leigh win
  • 1976-11-07 "Gone With The Wind", 1939 Oscar-winning film epic starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, makes broadcast television debut on NBC; aired in two parts over consecutive nights; earns a then record 65% share of TV viewers

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