Laurence Olivier Bio, Net Worth, Career, Age, Height and More?

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Laurence Olivier was a British actor, director, and producer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. He had a successful career in the theatre, film and television, and is the only actor to have won three National Film Awards for Best Actor.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Laurence Olivier was born on May 22, 1907 in Dorking, Surrey, England. He began his acting career in the theatre, and made his stage debut in 1924. He quickly established himself as a talented actor and was soon hailed as one of the brightest stars of the British stage.

In 1930, Olivier made his film debut in the film "The Temporary Widow." He went on to have a successful career in film and television and was known for his versatility and range as an actor.

Rise to Fame

In 1940, Olivier starred in the film "Rebecca," which was a critical and commercial success. He then starred in several other successful films, including "Wuthering Heights," "Pride and Prejudice," and "Hamlet." He received several awards for his performances, including two Academy Awards for Best Actor.

Olivier was also a successful stage actor and director. He served as the director of the National Theatre from 1963 to 1973 and was responsible for many productions, including "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and "Othello."

Personal Life

Olivier was married three times, first to actress Jill Esmond from 1930 to 1940, then to actress Vivien Leigh from 1940 to 1960 and lastly to Joan Plowright from 1961 until his death in 1989. He had three children, two of which are actors, Tarquin and Richard Olivier.

Net Worth

Laurence Olivier's net worth at the time of his death in 1989 was estimated to be around $10 million. He made his fortune through his successful career as an actor, director, and producer, as well as through various business ventures and endorsement deals.

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