Hollywood Knitting - Vivien Leigh

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Vivian Leigh was born in 1913 in Darjeeling in India. She won two Academy Awards, one for her role in "Gone with the Wind" and the other for "A Streetcar Named Desire." She won a Tony for her role in "Tovarich." Leigh's salary of $100,000 for her role as Blanche Dubois made her the highest paid British actress in 1951.

She was criticized for remaining in the United States during the early days of World War II. Part of this may be an agreement she and Laurence Olivier had had with the spouses they had left behind in England. They did return to England in 1943 and were very active in war efforts. The Look Magazine photo shows Vivian supporting knitting for the troops.

In 1944 she was first diagnosed with tuberculosis which was her cause of death ultimately in 1967. ‪#‎tbt‬ ‪#‎mcknittey‬ ‪#‎hollywoodknits‬

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