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Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh is an American actress born in Merced, California. By the age of 20 she was discovered when MGM was looking for a young naive country-girl type.

Today, she is best known for her lead role in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho. Her performance earned her an Oscar nomination and she received a Golden Globe.

She starred in more than sixty films, including a number of successes such as Little Women (1949), Angels in the Outfield (1951), Scaramouche (1952), Houdini (1953), and The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) .

She was married to American actor Tony Curtis in the 1950s and is the mother of actress Jamie Lee Curtis.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Janet Leigh Facts

Birth NameJeanette Helen Morrison
OccupationActress
BirthdayJuly 6, 1927
SignCancer
BirthplaceMerced, California, USA
Date of deathOctober 3, 2004 (age 77)
Height5' 5½" (1m66)  How tall is Janet Leigh compared to you?
Awards1961 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Psycho)

Selected Filmography

Psycho
The Fog
Halloween H20
Akeelah and the Bee
Bye Bye Birdie
Hair
Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection
Hollywood Collection: Charlton Heston: For All Seasons
War, 10-Movie Collection: The Eagle and The Hawk / The Last Outpost / Bengal Brigad / Jet Pilot / Ulzana's Raid / To Hell and Back / In Enemy Country / Raid on Rommel / Battle Hymn / Wake Island
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