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Laurence Olivier has been divorced from Vivien Leigh since December 2, 1960. They had been married for 20.2 years. Laurence Olivier is now deceased.

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Laurence Olivier

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: One of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century

Age: 82 (5/22/1907 - 7/11/1989)


Laurence Olivier's Relationships (5)

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Vivien Leigh

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Scarlett O'Hara of Gone with the Wind

Age: 53 (11/5/1913 - 7/7/1967)


Vivien Leigh's Relationships (7)

Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 8/31/1940 20.2 years
    Separated n/a --
    Filed for Divorce n/a --
Divorced 12/2/1960 --
 Total20.2 years*

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John MerivaleVivien Leigh1958View
Peter FinchVivien Leigh1953View
Joan PlowrightLaurence Olivier -View

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Where and/or how did Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh meet?

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Why did Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh break up?

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Other Relationship Information about Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh:

Leigh named Joan Plowright --wife #3--as co-respondent in her 1960 divorce from Olivier, also on grounds of adultery.

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Classic Quotes by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh about their relationship:

"We were like brother and sister, just as she always wanted. But fortunately, occasional incest was allowed." Laurence Olivier

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