Sir Laurence Olivier’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 22, 1907

Death Date

July 11, 1989

Age of Death

82 years

Cause of Death



Movie Actor

The movie actor Sir Laurence died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Premier actor of his generation who starred in Pride and Prejudice and The Prince and the Showgirl. He won three Golden Globe Awards and as many BAFTA Awards, and received an honorary statuette and certificate from the Oscars for his performance in Hamlet.

He married his co-star Vivien Leigh in 1940 after having an on-set affair with her during the filming of Fire Over England.



“A fan once stopped me outside a theatre and gave me as a gift a signed photograph of Sir Laurence Olivier. It was strange, but nice, too.” (David Alan Basche)


“On my wall, along with my favorite football players and baseball players, I had Marlon Brando and Sir Laurence Olivier. These were childhood idols.” (Dennis Haysbert)


“I would have liked Sir Laurence Olivier to ask me to go to the Old Vic and let me play all the roles Judi Dench got.” (Anne Reid)


“When I came into the acting profession, it was quite hierarchical. You didn’t sit at the same table as the leading actor. Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud… these were very, very intimidating and powerful people.” (Helen Mirren)


“I started being interested in acting when I heard the voices of Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud and Sir Alec Guinness. I’ve had the great privilege of working with Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Anthony Hopkins. These are people who inspire the work that I do.” (Kenneth Branagh)