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Happy Birthday Vivien Leigh: Watching Gone with the Wind

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)

Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in Gone With The Wind


The screen adaptation of Gone with the Wind,  Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of the top 100 books on PBS Great American Reads, won eight Oscars including the Best Actress trophy for Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in 1940. Today marks the 105th anniversary of the actresses' birth, she was born on November 5th, 1913 in Darjeeling, India, what was then British India. She died in London in 1967. The British actress also won Best Actress for her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Two of America's most iconic women, played by a Brit. Because acting! Really, it's a thing. 


Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)

Gone with the Wind, Based on the classic novel by Margaret Mitchell


Both the novel Gone with the Wind and the film also starring Clark Gable as Rhett (Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn) Butler remain classics. 

Remember this amazing scene when Scarlett meets Rhett? Vivien Leigh was just twenty-three at the time, while Gable was a dozen years her senior.



You can stream Gone with the Wind for three to four bucks on Amazon, Vudu, iTunes, and youtube.


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