It's the #OlivierAwards tonight
Did you know Laurence Oliver had Dermatomyositis?
"Some artists have 10‐year spans of greatness — only to level off as the world moves on. Olivier, however, continues to grow while fighting off ills that would have vanquished lesser men —cancer, thrombosis, dermatomyositis (a muscle‐wasting disease), an obstructed kidney, and, recently, pneumonia. As each of these ills has struck him, he has fought back with the rage and fury of a Shakespearean king" - New York Times 1979