A cropped screenshot of Vivien Leigh from the trailer for the film "Gone with the Wind." Photo from Wiki Commons
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Playing two of the greatest female roles ever offered in film -- Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" and Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" -- has guaranteed actress Vivien Leigh a place in popular culture. Yet her stage work, often overlooked by her film fans, may have been the true showcase of her talent.Alan She was attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London when she met a handsome lawyer, Leigh Holman, whom she married in 1932 . Soon a mother, she went on to seek work on the stage and in film under the name Vivien Leigh.Upending her personal and professional life was Laurence Olivier, a charismatic actor who, like Leigh, was married with a child.Divorced in 1960, Leigh continued acting and even found a companion.
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