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Janet Leigh

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Biography

Leigh in The Naked Spur (1953)

Source: Wikipedia

Jeanette Helen Morrison (July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004), known professionally as Janet Leigh, was an American actress and author. She is best remembered for her performance in Psycho (1960), for which she was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and received an Academy Award nomination.

Fact file

  • Born: Jeanette Helen Morrison July 6, 1927 Merced, California, U.S.
  • Died: October 3, 2004 (aged 77) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1947–2004
  • Spouse(s): John Carlisle (1942–1942) Stanley Reames (1945–1949) Tony Curtis (1951–1962) Robert Brandt (1962 – her death)
  • Children: Kelly Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis

Read more about Janet Leigh at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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