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Laurence Olivier

Actor (22-May-1907 — 11-Jul-1989)


Terry Coleman. Olivier. New York, New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 2005. 595pp.

Anthony Davies. Filming Shakespeare's Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook, and Akira Kurosawa. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 1995. 233pp.

Jesse L. Lasky, Jr.; Pat Silver. Love Scene: The Story of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 1978. 256pp.

Roger Lewis. The Real Life of Laurence Olivier. London: Century. 1996. 272pp.

Donald Spoto. Laurence Olivier: A Biography. London: Harper Collins. 1991.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.566)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.531)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1103)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.267)

  12. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1066)

  13. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.412)

  14. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.354)

  15. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.243)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.406)

  17. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.375)

  18. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.305)

  19. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.647-49)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.377)

  21. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.556)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.316)

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