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 Herbert Leigh Holman

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Herbert Leigh Holman

Birth
England
Death 8 Feb 1982 (aged 81)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 104559465 View Source
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Married Vivian Leigh, 20th December 1932. They would remain married from 1932-1940.
They would have Vivian's only child, Suzanne and remain close friends their entire lives.

In January of 1932 Vivian met the very handsome Herbert Leigh HOLMAN whilst staying at her aunt's in Teignmouth, England. He was a man 13 years her senior, but possessed an English charm and intelligence that Vivian found captivating. He resembled Leslie Howard, one of Vivian's favourite actors. Born in 1900, Leigh was educated at Harrow and Jesus College, Cambridge and, like his father, practiced as a Barrister-at-Law. An attachment quickly developed between the two and they spent several months courting and corresponding. In May of 1932, Vivian began to study at RADA, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Life was looking up - she was about to marry a man she greatly admired, and she was studying acting in a well know academy. Much to her dismay, Vivian abandoned the academy, at Leigh's request, once they became serious about marriage.
The wedding between Leigh and Vivian took place on December 20th 1932, at St. James Catholic Cathedral. Shortly after they returned from their honeymoon in Austria, Vivian obtained Leigh's permission to return to RADA and she continued to study acting. A year passed and Vivian gave birth to a daughter on October 10th 1933, naming her Suzanne. At this point, things seemed to have settled into domestic life for Vivian. Her destiny would not remain domestic for long however, she had just heard of the chance for a small part in a new film entitled Things are Looking Up…


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