In 1944 Tierney was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Leave Her to Heaven. The same year she appeared in what became her most famous role, that of the murder victim and title character in Laura. In 1947 she starred in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
By 1955, Tierney was in a hospital, being treated for depression. A failed marriage to fashion designer Oleg Cassini, the birth of a mentally retarded daughter (Tierney had contracted German measles while pregnant), and several love affairs had taken their toll. She returned to the screen in 1963 in Advise and Consent.
Gene Tierney is interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6125 Hollywood Blvd.
Gene Tierney Facts
|Birth Name||Gene Eliza Tierney|
|Birthday||November 19, 1920|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Date of death||November 6, 1991 (age 70)|
|Height||5' 7" (1m70) How tall is Gene Tierney compared to you?|
|Advise and Consent (1962)|
|The Left Hand of God (1955)|
|Black Widow (1954) as Iris|
|The Mating Season (1951) as Maggie Carlton|
|Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)|
|Tyrone Power Collection (1948)|
|The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) as Lucy Muir|
|The Razor's Edge (1946) as Isabel Bradley|
|Leave Her to Heaven (1945) as Ellen Brent|
|Laura (1944) as Laura|
|Heaven can Wait (1942)|
|Rings on Her Fingers (1942)|
|The Return of Frank James (1940)|
|Heaven can Wait|