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Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh (born Vivian Mary Hartley, and also known as Lady Olivier after 1947; 5 November 19138 July 1967) was an English stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for her iconic performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End in 1949. She also won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway musical version of Tovarich (1963).

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You know an actress has a unique talent when she can still give you goose bumps decades later. Leigh's performances were so emotionally driven that the audience had no choice but to become enraptured in the character she had become. It's hard to find actresses like this today, and Ms. Leigh will forever be missed.

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