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Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier


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Also Known As: Died: July 11, 1989
Born: May 22, 1907 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


"Sometimes the gods come down and blow in your ear--and you can do no wrong. Other times, you have to provide a performance. You just can't wait around for them to blow." --Laurence Olivier quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, March 15, 1991.

"Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult." --Laurence Olivier.

He joined the Fleet Air Arm of Royal Navy in 1941.

Olivier was knighted in 1947.

He was made baron in 1970.

Received the Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth II; the first actor to be so honored.

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