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Stars Attend The Laurence Olivier Tribute

September 24th, 2007 12:15pm EDT
 Laurence Olivier
Richard Attenborough, Maggie Smith and Anthony Sher have paid tribute to late acting great Laurence Olivier, on what would have been his 100th birthday. Lord Olivier's widow Joan Plowright also attended the ceremony at London's National Theater on Monday and witnessed the unveiling of a of a life-size statue of Olivier as Hamlet, created by the sculptor Angela Conner.

Speeches were made by the National Theater's chairman Hayden Phillips, Laurence Olivier's son Tarquin and Lord Attenborough. Tarquin, Olivier's son by his first wife Jill Esmond, described his father as "true...magnetic....
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