2. Not content with winning an Oscar for Best Actress for an obscure little flick called Gone with the Wind, Leigh later grabbed another of those trophies for her work in A Streetcar Named Desire.
3. She also won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical (yes, I said “musical”) for Tovarich.
4. She was married to some other actor guy with the unlikely name of Laurence Olivier. (Yeah, some career he must’ve had with a moniker like that!)
5. Katharine Hepburn was one of the two witnesses at Leigh and Olivier’s marriage. (I don’t know the other. Isn’t Hepburn enough?)
6. Leigh suffered from an illness that may have been bipolar disorder and which was worsened by an intense sense of insecurity.
7. One actress who worked with her onstage in the 1960s commented that whenever possible, Leigh sat with her hands up in the air to keep the blood from rushing to them, which she believed would make them appear younger. (I don’t know….keeping my head up in the air hasn’t made my face look younger.)
8. While touring Australia in 1961, she had copies of the newspaper The Times flown over for her. (She was especially made about the paper’s crossword puzzle.)
9. Her nicknames included Vivling, Bibbs and Puss.
10. The incredibly beautiful Leigh died on July 7 or 8 (accounts vary), 1967, at age 53, from tuberculosis.