Janet Leigh

Biography

Janet Leigh (July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004), born Jeanette Helen Morrison, was an American actress. She was the wife of actor Tony Curtis from June 1951 to September 1962 and the mother of Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis. Discovered by actress Norma Shearer, Leigh secured a contract with MGM and began her film career in the late 1940s. She appeared in several popular films over the following decade, including Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) and Living It Up (a Martin and Lewis-film from 1954). From the end of the 1950s, she played more dramatic roles in such films as Safari (1958) Touch of Evil (1958) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962), but she achieved her most lasting recognition for her performance as the doomed Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). For this role she was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She continued to appear occasionally in films and television, including two performances with her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis in The Fog (1980) and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998).

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Birth Name

Jeanette Helen Morrison

Birth Place

Merced, Californie, États-Unis

Birth Date

7/6/1927

Death Date

10/3/2004
Known For
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Psycho

Marion Crane

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The Fog

Kathy Williams

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Touch of Evil

Susan Vargas

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The Manchurian Candidate

Eugenie Rose Chaney

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The Vikings

Morgana

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Bye Bye Birdie

Rosie DeLeon

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Prince Valiant

Princess Aleta

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The Naked Spur

Lina Patch

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Jet Pilot

Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon/Olga Orlief

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The Black Shield of Falworth

Lady Anne

Starring In
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Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic

Rosie DeLeon (archive footage)

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My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock

Self (archive footage)

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Jamie Lee Curtis - Schrei nach Freiheit in Hollywood

Self (archive footage)

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I Am Alfred Hitchcock

Self (archive footage)

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Herself (archive footage)

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The Fabulous Allan Carr

Self (archive footage)

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Herself (archive footage)

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100 Years of Universal - The Lot

Marion Crane (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Psycho Legacy

Herself (archive footage)

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A Single Man

Marion Crane (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Любовь-Морковь

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Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film

Marion Crane (archive footage)

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Bad Girls From Valley High

Mrs. Witt

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The Rat Pack

Herself

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Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Herself (archive footage)

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Norma

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50 Years: The Best Of Hollywood

Interview (archive footage)

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Hollywood Out-Takes and rare Footage

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Tales of the Unexpected, Set 1

Joan Stackpole (2 episodes, 1982-1984)

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The Fog

Kathy Williams

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Fear on Film: Inside 'the Fog'

Self

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Boardwalk

Florence Cohen

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Columbo Season 5 Disc 1 - Forgotten Lady & A Case of Immunity

Grace Wheeler Willis

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Night of the Lepus

Gerry Bennett

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Hello Down There

Vivian Miller

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Grand Slam

Mary Ann

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The Spy in the Green Hat

Miss Diketon

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Harper

Susan Harper

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Three on a Couch

Dr. Elizabeth Acord

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Bye Bye Birdie

Rosie DeLeon

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Wives and Lovers

Bertie Austin

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The Manchurian Candidate

Eugenie Rose Chaney

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Psycho

Marion Crane

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Who Was That Lady?

Ann Wilson

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Pepe

Janet Leigh

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The Perfect Furlough

Lt. Vicki Loren

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The Vikings

Morgana

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Touch of Evil

Susan Vargas

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The Vikings

Morgana

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Jet Pilot

Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon/Olga Orlief

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Safari

Linda

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My Sister Eileen

Eileen Sherwood

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Pete Kelly's Blues

Ivy Conrad

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The Black Shield of Falworth

Lady Anne

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Prince Valiant

Princess Aleta

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Rogue Cop

Karen Stephanson

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Living It Up

Wally Cook

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Houdini

Bess Houdini

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The Naked Spur

Lina Patch

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Scaramouche

Aline de Gavrillac

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Angels in the Outfield

Jennifer Paige

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It's a Big Country: An American Anthology

Rosa Szabo

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Two Tickets to Broadway

Nancy Peterson

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That Forsyte Woman

June Forsyte

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Little Women

Meg

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O Ideal de uma Vida

Evelyn

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Holiday Affair

Connie Ennis

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Hills of Home

Margit Mitchell

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Words and Music

Dorothy Feiner Rodgers

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Act of Violence

Edith Enley

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The Romance of Rosy Ridge

Lissy Anne MacBean

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