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Janet Leigh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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). Description above from the Wikipedia article Janet Leigh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 6, 1927 In Merced, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
80
First Appeared:
In the movie The Romance of Rosy Ridge 1947-08-04
Latest Project:
Movie The Psycho Legacy 2010-10-19
Known For
Poster of Más allá de los límites de la realidad
Poster of Colombo
Poster of Honeymoon with a Stranger
Poster of The Monk
Filmography
Movie The Psycho Legacy Herself (archive footage) 2010-10-19
Movie Las chicas malas del valle Mrs. Witt 2005-07-17
Movie Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond Herself 2000-01-01
Movie Hitchcock: La sombra detrás del genio herself 1999-10-13
Series Leyes de familia Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Halloween: H20 - Veinte años después Norma Watson 1998-08-05
Movie The Making of 'Psycho' Herself 1997-01-01
Movie Jerry Lewis: The Last American Clown Interviewee 1996-08-18
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Movie The Horror Hall of Fame Herself 1990-09-30
Movie Los mundos fantásticos de George Pal Herself 1985-01-01
Series Más allá de los límites de la realidad Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie La niebla Kathy Williams 1980-02-08
Movie Boardwalk Florence Cohen 1979-11-14
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie Telethon 1977-11-06
Movie Murder at the World Series Karen Weese 1977-03-20
Movie One Is a Lonely Number Gert Meredith 1972-06-19
Movie La larga noche de la furia Gerry Bennett 1972-10-04
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Movie The Deadly Dream Laurel Hanley 1971-09-26
Series Colombo Grace Wheeler Willis 1971-09-15
Movie House on Greenapple Road Marian Ord 1970-01-07
Movie Honeymoon with a Stranger Sandra Latham 1969-12-23
Movie The Monk Janice Barnes 1969-10-22
Movie Hello Down There Vivian Miller 1969-01-01
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie The Spy in the Green Hat Miss Diketon 1967-02-03
Movie Diamantes a gogó Mary Ann 1967-09-28
Movie An American Dream Cherry McMahon 1966-08-31
Movie Tres en un sofá Dr Elizabeth Acord 1966-03-01
Movie Harper, investigador privado Susan Harper 1966-02-23
Movie Kid Rodelo Nora 1966-02-02
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie Wives and Lovers Bertie Austin 1963-08-29
Movie Un beso para Birdie Rosie DeLeon 1963-04-04
Movie El mensajero del miedo Eugenie Rose Chaney 1962-10-24
Movie Pepe Herself 1960-12-21
Movie Psicosis Marion Crane 1960-06-16
Movie ¿Quién es esa chica? Ann Wilson 1960-04-15
Movie Vacaciones sin novia Lt. Vicki Loren 1958-10-01
Movie Los vikingos Morgana 1958-06-28
Movie Sed de mal Susan 'Susie' Vargas 1958-04-23
Movie Amor a reacción Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon / Olga Orlief 1957-10-11
Movie Safari Linda Latham 1956-06-20
Movie Mi hermana Elena Eileen Sherwood 1955-09-22
Movie Pete Kelly's Blues Ivy Conrad 1955-07-31
Movie El príncipe valiente Princess Aleta 1954-04-05
Movie Coraza Negra Lady Anne of Mackworth 1954-09-02
Movie Viviendo su vida Wally Cook 1954-07-15
Movie Rogue Cop Karen Stephanson 1954-09-17
Movie Walking My Baby Back Home Chris Hall 1953-12-06
Movie El gran Houdini Bess Houdini 1953-07-02
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Confidentially Connie Connie Bedloe 1953-03-12
Movie Colorado Jim Lina Patch 1953-02-06
Movie Just This Once Lucy Duncan 1952-02-27
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Scaramouche Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon 1952-05-08
Movie Fearless Fagan Abby Ames 1952-08-15
Movie It's a Big Country Rosa Szabo Xenophon 1951-11-20
Movie Two Tickets to Broadway Nancy Peterson 1951-11-20
Movie Angels in the Outfield Jennifer Paige 1951-10-19
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Strictly Dishonorable Isabelle Perry 1951-07-03
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Mujercitas Meg 1949-04-01
Movie Act of Violence Edith Enley 1949-02-01
Movie La dinastía de los Forsyte June Forsyte 1949-11-03
Movie El Danubio rojo Olga Alexandrova aka Maria Buhlen 1949-10-14
Movie The Doctor and the Girl Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon 1949-10-19
Movie Holiday Affair Connie Ennis 1949-12-24
Movie Words and Music Dorothy Feiner Rodgers 1948-12-31
Movie Las colinas de mi tierra Margit Mitchell 1948-11-25
Movie If Winter Comes Effie Bright 1947-12-31
Movie The Romance of Rosy Ridge Lissy Anne MacBean 1947-08-04