Remembering Vivien Leigh on the 50th Anniversary of her death

Remembering Vivien Leigh, 50 Years Later

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It has been exactly 50 long years since Vivien Leigh died in London on July 8, 1967 at the age of 53. As a number of online tributes attest, she was one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation.

Today, fans of Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire, Gone with the Wind, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic woman she was.

Leigh, a cultural icon

Born Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier in Darjeeling on November 5, 1913, her career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in English history. Leigh was not just a great actress, she was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.

In 1939 she touched the hearts of millions as Scarlett O'Hara in ‘Gone with the Wind’. Her legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering her unique heritage.

It's been 50 years since the tragic loss of Vivien Leigh and her personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Vivien Leigh is no longer physically here, her presence is more powerful than ever. She left a void that has yet to be filled.

In memory of the Late Great Vivien Leigh.

Vivien Leigh career in pictures

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