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Laurence Olivier

(1907—1989) actor and director

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Olivier, Laurence [Kerr]

Olivier, Laurence [Kerr] (1907–89)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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The most acclaimed English thespian of his generation, he made early New York appearances in Murder on the Second Floor

Olivier, Laurence Kerr

Olivier, Laurence Kerr   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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(1907–89), English actor, director, and manager, knighted in 1947, created a life peer in 1970 (as Baron Olivier of Brighton, the first actor to be made a peer), and CH in ... ... More
Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton

Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton (1907–89)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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125 words

the outstanding Shakespearean interpreter of his generation. He made his film debut in 1930, and established himself in films

Olivier, Laurence

Olivier, Laurence (22 May 1907)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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(b. Dorking, Surrey, 22 May 1907; d. Steyning, W. Sussex, 11 July 1989)

Actor, director

Olivier, Laurence

Olivier, Laurence   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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846 words
(1907–89) English actor and *manager. The greatest heroic actor of his age, Olivier always made sure his performances were marked by extremes. His abilities were recognized ... More
Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Baron

Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Baron (1907–1989)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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British actor, director, and manager. He was knighted in 1947, created Baron Olivier of Brighton in 1970, and was appointed to the OM in ...

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