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  • WHO WAS VIVIEN LEIGH?
    She was a famous stage and film actress during the 1930s-1960s. See the biographical information page for more details.
    IS SHE STILL ALIVE?
    No. She passed away in 1967, but her memory lives on. See the Funeral & Death page for more details.
    CAN I BUY HER FILMS ON VHS OR DVD?
    Almost all of them are available. The following films are not: Gentleman's Agreement & The Village Squire. Visit the E-Store to buy her films on DVD and VHS.
    WHERE CAN I BUY THEM?
    Check out E-Store and eBay for the difficult to find films like Look Up & Laugh, 21 Days, & A Yank at Oxford.
    DID VIVIEN HAVE ANY CHILDREN?
    Yes, one daughter named Suzanne.
    IS SUZANNE STILL ALIVE?
    Yes. I don't have any contact information about her.
    ARE YOU RELATED TO VIVIEN LEIGH?
    No. I'm just a fan.
    I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VIVIEN, WHICH BIOGRAPHY SHOULD I READ?
    I recommend Alexander Walker's book and Hugo Vickers's book. Both are well researched and readily available. See the books page for more details on all the Vivien Leigh biographies.
    WHERE DID YOU GET THE BEATRIX POTTER STORIES?
    I have an Ion turntable and was able to create .mp3 files. If you're interested in them, please contact me at webmaster@vivien-leigh.com.
    WHAT WAS VIVIEN LEIGH & CLARK GABLE'S OFF-SCREEN RELATIONSHIP LIKE?
    Answered by VL fan, Selina: Vivien didn't like kissing Clark Gable because of his bad breath. (He had false teeth). However they got on very well. He taught her backgammon and she then beat him at every game. She taught him chinese checkers. He was seeing Carol Lombard at the time, and they were very much in love. VL fan Dolores Treadway adds there may have been a little animosity between Leigh & Gable: but he was for the director Victor Fleming - while Vivien favored George Cukor.
    WHY DIDN'T VIVIEN LEIGH GRAB HER SECOND OSCAR?
    VL fan, Selina, answers: I think she was busy playing the two Cleopatras at the time. She accept over the radio. Greer Garson accepted on her behalf.
    WAS DARLINGS OF THE GODS MADE INTO A BBC MINI-SERIES AND IS IT AVAILABLE?
    vL fan Alissa answers: Darlings of the Gods was produced by the Australian Broadcasting Company in 1989. You do have to do some research on finding this movie but I was able to locate a couple of copies available on Amazon.
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