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'Vivien' to be staged in Philadelphia

Dec. 26, 2007 at 2:26 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A play about film icon Vivien Leigh is among the works set to be staged this winter at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre.

The British actress is best-known for her Oscar-winning portrayals of Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" and Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire." Leigh, who married and divorced famed actor Laurence Olivier, died of tuberculosis in 1967 at age 53.

Rick Foster's "Vivien" -- an account of the actress' storied career and tumultuous personal life -- is slated to begin performances Jan. 15 and run through Feb. 3, Playbill.com said.

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