Vivien: Life of Vivien Leigh (Legends)

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¿I will play Scarlett O'Hara' she said, even while the novel of Gone with the Wind was being reviewed ¿ and she did. While a barrister's wife with an infant daughter she saw a handsome actor and immediately announced ¿I will marry him' ¿ and she did. From 1940 until they divorced in 1960 Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier were the ¿royal' couple of the stage in two continents, yet were steadily being consumed by Vivien's manic depression which led her into follies and affairs.

Drawing on the memories and anecdotes of her family, friends and fellow players, as well as on his own conversations with Vivien just before her death, Alexander Walker has written the definitive biography of Vivien Leigh.

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The classic biography of one of the screen's great actresses

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Alexander Walker is the author of over twenty books about the cinema and its stars, including bestselling biographies of Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Peter Sellers and Audrey Hepburn. He has also written standard works on the coming of the Talkies, a monograph on Stanley Kubrick, and the fullest account to date of the British film industr from 1960 to 1985. He has been the London "Evening Standard's" influential film critic since 1960 and has been named "Critic of the Year" three times in the British Press Awards. A prolific broadcaster on television and radio, he wrote and narrated four series of "Film Star" for the BBC. Alexander Walker was born in Ireland, and educated there, on the Continent and in the United States.

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