Vivien Leigh fans will enjoy this little tidbit, especially if they visit or live in London. Her grandchildren have given the Victoria and Albert Museum never-before-seen photos, scripts, diary excerpts and personal letters of the actress who was married to actor Laurence Olivier and portrayed Scarlett O'Hara in “Gone With the Wind.”
The museum will debut the collection this fall, just in time for the centenary of Leigh's birth, Nov. 5, 1913. The collection contains a guest book of everyone she and Olivier entertained during their 20-year marriage, excerpts of a diary she kept since age 16 and many letters she received from famous dignitaries, authors, playwrights and actors.
Here is your chance to show how much you know about Leigh and her career.
1. Where was she born?
2. What was her birth name?
3. Who was maid of honor at her wedding to Olivier?
4. What disease claimed her life in 1967?
5. Leigh received two Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role — for which two films?
6. Name her last film.
7. Leigh often said this was her favorite role. What was it?
8. What was her first role?
Answers: 1. India. 2. Vivian Mary Hartley. 3. Katharine Hepburn. 4. Tuberculosis. 5. “Gone With the Wind” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.” 6. “Ship of Fools.” 7. Myra in “Waterloo Bridge.” 8. Phil Stanley in “Gentlemen's Agreement.”