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Biographies of some of the stars of Gone with the Wind

Vivian Leigh

Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) was born Vivian Mary Hartley on Nevember 5, 1913 in Darjeeling,India She was best known for her Academy Award winning portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939) After playing Blanche DuBois in the 1949 London staging of A Streetcar Named Desire, she won her second Oscar for the 1951 film version.She was married twice,Once to Herbert Leigh Holman in December of 1933,they had a daughter Suzanne Holman Farrington born Oct 12,1933.Vivian and Herbert divorced in 1940.Her second and most public marriage was to Lawrence Olivier, August 31,1941,they then divorced Dec 2,1960. Vivian Leigh died July 7,1967 in Eaton Square,London England,her ashaes were scattered at Tickerage Mill,England

Some of her other films included: Fire Over England (1937) Waterloo Bridge (1940) That Hamilton Woman (1941) Anna Karenina (1948) A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) The Deep Blue Sea (1955) The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) Ship of Fools (1965)

Clark Gable

Clark Gable was born February 1,1901 in Cadiz, Ohio.His given name at birth was William Clark Gable. He had many early jobs which included a Tire factory worker,Oil driller,Department store salesman and a Telephone lineman. He was married 5 times but the love of his life would alway be his thrid wife Carloe Lombard,they were only able to be together a little less than 3 years for she was killed in a plane crash in Kingman Arizona.After her death he joined the the U.S Air Corps,at the time of his discharge he held the rank of Major.Clark Gable died November 16,1960 in Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Las Angelas California just 4 short months before his son John Clark Gable was born.

Some other films include:The Painted Desert (1931) Red Dust (1932) Strange Interlude (1932) No Man of Her Own (1932) It Happened One Night (1934) Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Gone With the Wind (1939) Mogambo (1953) Run Silent Run Deep (1958) The Misfits (1961) *released after his death

Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland was born July 1,1916 in Tokyo, Japan.her childhood home was in Saratoga California.She first married Marcus Goodrich Aug 26,1946 in Westport Connecticut,they had a son Benjamin Goodrich born September 27,1949.The marriage ended in divorce August 26,1953. Olivia married for a second time to Pierre Galante, April 2,1955 in Paris France,they had a daughter Gisele Galante born July 18,1956,The secon marriage also ended n divorce. Olivia currently resides in Paris, France

Other films include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) The Dark Mirror (1946) The Snake Pit (1948)

Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard was born April 3,1893 in London,England,he was a Bank clerk before the acting bug bit him.He married Ruth Martin in 1916 their son Ronald Howard was born April 1918,and their daughter Leslie Ruth Howard was born Oct 18,1924.Leslie Howard died June 1,1943 after being shot down over the Bay of Biscay during WWII

Other films include: The Petrified Forrest (1935) Of Human Bondage (1934) The Scarlett Pimpernel (1934) Pygmalion (1938) Berkeley Square (1933)

Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel was born June 10,1895 in Wichita,Kansas. her two siblings were also in the movie business. Hattie was a singer by occupation but turned to acting. She was married twice,once to James Crawford,they divorced and then she married Larry Williams.Hattie Macdaniel died October 26,1952 at the Motion Picture Country Home at Woodland Hills,California

Other films include:Imitation of Life (1934)The Little Colonel (1935)Saratoga (1937)Reap the wild wind (1942)

Butterfly McQueen

Buttlerfly McQueen was born January 7,1911 in Tampa Florida the daughter of a stevedore and a domestic, she grew up in Georgia. Originally she studied nursing but a friend suggested she would make a good actress and she began to audition. She made her debut on Broadway in 1937 and gradually made her way into films. Her real name was Thelma,she got the nickname Butterfly from dancing the "Ballet Butterfly" in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1935. Other occupations include..Dispatcher,Resturannt owner,salesperson,teacher and tour guide. Butterfly Mcqueen died as a result of burns she received in a house fire December 22,1995 in Augusta Georgia. She was 84 years old.

Other films include:"The Women" (1939) "Affectionately Yours" (1941)"Cabin in the Sky" (1943) Mildred Pierce (1945)Duel in the Sun (1946)Amazing Grace (1974) The Phynx (1970)The Mosquitto Coast (1986)

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