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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
BirthdayJuly 6, 1927
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

The Fog
Halloween H20
Akeelah and the Bee
Bye Bye Birdie
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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