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Laurence Olivier
(1907-1989) born on
May 22
English actor, producer, director. Sir Larry was the English-speaking world's most revered actor; won Oscar for "Hamlet," 1948; once wed to Vivian Leigh.
I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it.

I don't know what is better than the work that is given to the actor -- to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.
The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.
Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.
I'm rather bored by the subject -- meaning me. It's a sort of a yoke, but at times you know, a yoke is a kind of comfort. And it's always there.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Reader's Digest," Dec 1989.
R: In "Look," 27 Jan 1970.
A: "Olivier on Acting" NY "Times," 26 Oct 1986.
N: In LA "Times," 26 Feb 1978.
K: Interview at age 72; in "NY Times," 27 Feb 1980.

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