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Also Known As: Died: July 8, 1967
Born: November 5, 1913 Cause of Death: tuberculosis
Birth Place: India Profession: Cast ...
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1920:
Moved to England
1926:
Traveled with parents for several years throughout Europe
1934:
Screen debut in "Things Are Looking Up"
1935:
Professional stage debut in "The Green Sash" (as Vivian Leigh)
1935:
Signed to five-year contract with Alexander Korda
1935:
Met Laurence Olivier
1937:
Played Ophelia to Olivier's "Hamlet" on stage
1937:
First screen appearance opposite Olivier, "Fire Over England"
1939:
US screen debut, in "Gone with the Wind"
1940:
US stage debut (with Olivier) in "Romeo and Juliet", directed by Olivier
1945:
First began suffering from tuberculosis
1948:
Toured Australia and New Zealand with Olivier in "Richard III", "The School for Scandal" and "The Skin of OUr Teeth"
1949:
Played Blanche Dubois in London staging of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1951:
Recreated Blanche onscreen in Elia Kazan's screen version of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1951:
Played Cleopatra in repertory stagings of Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra" and Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra"
1957:
Last stage appearance in London opposite Olivier in Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" (after touring Europe)
1963:
Made stage musical debut on Broadway in "Tovarich"
1965:
Last film, "Ship of Fools"
1966:
Last stage appearance, "Ivanov"

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