It has been exactly 29 long years since Laurence Olivier died in Ashurst on July 11, 1989 at the age of 82. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Today, fans of Laurence Olivier (Spartacus, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Olivier, a cultural icon
Born Laurence Kerr Olivier in Dorking on May 22, 1907, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in British history. Olivier was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1960 he touched the hearts of millions as Crassus in ‘Spartacus’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 29 years since the tragic loss of Laurence Olivier and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Laurence Olivier is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Laurence Olivier.
Laurence Olivier career in pictures
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