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A useful life: Remembering Vivien Leigh

Posted in - essays & vivien leigh on July 7th 2012 23 Comments remembering vivien leigh july 7, 2010

Vivien Leigh
November 5th, 1913 — July 7th, 1967

Vivien Leigh’s death was shocking in its unexpectedness. The last few weeks of her life had been spent on mandatory bed rest. Friends and loved ones poured in to 54 Eaton Square to visit, noting that her bedroom resembled the Chelsea Flower Show– a rose bower fit for …