Iconic couples: Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier's enduring love

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Iconic couples: Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier's enduring love

Shortly after receiving the news, they did just that. American writer and director Garson Kanin, who was visiting at the time, was chosen to be best man. He was visiting Katherine Hepburn at the time he got the call asking him to take part in the wedding, and subsequently, she stepped in to be Vivien's maid of honour. A few minutes after midnight on August 31, 1940 in Santa Barbara, Laurence - known as Larry - and Vivien became husband and wife