Vivien Leigh

Actress Vivien Leigh Full Name: Vivien Leigh


Profession: Actress
Why Famous: Gone with the Wind (1939), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and Tovarich (1963).

Born: November 5, 1913
Birthplace: Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India
Star Sign: Scorpio

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

Married Life

Historical Events in the Life of Vivien Leigh

  • 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", directed by Elia Kazan and based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, is released

Famous Actresses