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Vivien Merchant
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Birth Date:July 22, 1929
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Snake - Yang
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Died Date:October 3, 1983

Occupation:Movie actress

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Vivien Merchant

Biography:Vivien Merchant (born July 22, 1929 in Manchester, England; died October 3, 1983) was a British actress, who was born Ada Thompson.

Despite her talent and many film appearances - including Alfie (1966) and Frenzy (1972), she is probably best known as the first wife of the playwright, Harold Pinter, whom she married in 1956.

She appeared in many of his works, notably The Homecoming on stage (1965) and screen (1973) and in the original production of The Room (1960). Their marriage began disintegrating in the mid-1960s and Pinter left Merchant suddenly in 1977 to live with historian Lady Antonia Fraser, daughter of the 7th Earl Longford, who left her husband, Sir Hugh Fraser.

Harold Pinter had also been unfaithful with Joan Bakewell previously, about which he wrote the dramatic play, Betrayal, which ended up on Broadway.

Merchant went public about her distress, and famously told the press that Pinter had not taken many clothes with him; but, she quipped, if he didn't have any shoes to wear, he could always borrow Fraser's: "she has very big feet, you know".

However, Merchant never got over the dissolution of her marriage, which finally came about in 1980, and her premature death at the age of 54 on October 3, 1983 was brought about by acute alcoholism.

Chinese Horoscope for Vivien Merchant
Includes characteristics and Vices
Vivien Merchant's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 10, 1929 - January 29, 1930
Birthday: July 22, 1929

The Snake is a Yang,
and is the Sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Vivien Merchant's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: July 22, 1929

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Vivien Merchant's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: July 22, 2017

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.




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