Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Vivien Leigh

Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, 1954

Academy Award-winning British stage and film actress Vivien Leigh was born on this day, November 5, in 1913. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for her performances as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Karsh photographed Sir Laurence Olivier together with Leigh, and on his own, in 1954. We also have a 1964 Sitting: Sir Laurence Olivier / As Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya, The Old Vic Theatre, London, England.