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Gillian Anderson talks 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Gillian Anderson talks 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) --"X-Files" star Gillian Anderson's onstage performance as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" will be screened in theaters beginning September 16.
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'Gone With the Wind' actress Rhett dies

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Alicia Rhett, the oldest surviving actress from the film "Gone With the Wind," died at her South Carolina home, her retirement community said. She was 98.

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Vivien Leigh remembered on 100th anniversary of her birth

LONDON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Tuesday was the 100th anniversary of British actress Vivien Leigh's birth and a reminder of a career cut short by an early death.

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Vivien Leigh Archive heads to Victoria & Albert Museum

Vivien Leigh Archive heads to Victoria & Albert Museum

LONDON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- London's Victoria & Albert Museum has announced it acquired the Vivien Leigh Archive from her grandchildren and plans to start displaying some items this fall.

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Catholic church gets literary windfall

ATLANTA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A nephew of "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell left half the literary rights to the novel to the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, a deacon said.
'Gone with the Wind' actress Ann Rutherford dead at 94

'Gone with the Wind' actress Ann Rutherford dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- Ann Rutherford, an actress famous for her work in "Gone with the Wind" and the Andy Hardy movies, has died at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 94.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.
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'Wind' actor Crane dead at age 90

ATLANTA, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Actor Fred Crane, known best for playing one of the Tarleton twins in "Gone with the Wind," has died near Atlanta at the age of 90, his wife says.

'Vivien' to be staged in Philadelphia

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.

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Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (5 November 1913 – 7 July 1967) was an English actress. She won two Best Actress Academy Awards for playing "southern belles": Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End.

She was a prolific stage performer, frequently in collaboration with her then-husband, Laurence Olivier, who directed her in several of her roles. During her 30-year stage career, she played roles ranging from the heroines of Noël Coward and George Bernard Shaw comedies to classic Shakespearean characters such as Ophelia, Cleopatra, Juliet and Lady Macbeth.

Lauded for her beauty, Leigh felt that it sometimes prevented her from being taken seriously as an actress. However, ill health proved to be her greatest obstacle. For much of her adult life Leigh had what is now known as bipolar disorder. She earned a reputation for being difficult to work with, and her career suffered periods of inactivity. She also suffered recurrent bouts of chronic tuberculosis, first diagnosed in the mid-1940s. Leigh and Olivier divorced in 1960, and she worked sporadically in film and theatre until her death from tuberculosis in 1967.

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