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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).

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 89

Birthday 1927-07-06

Day of Death 2004-10-03

Place of Birth Merced, California, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Jeanette Helen Morrison

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Nightmare as Janet
An Eye for an Eye
2017 78/52 as Herself
2010 The Psycho Legacy as Herself (archive footage)
2005 Bad Girls from Valley High as Mrs. Witt
2000 Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond as Herself
1999 Hitchcock - Shadow of a Genius as herself
1999 Family Law (1 episode)
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later as Norma Watson
1997 In My Sister's Shadow as Kay Connor
1997 The Making of 'Psycho' as Herself
1996 Jerry Lewis: The Last American Clown as Interviewee
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (3 episodes)
1994 Intimate Portrait (1 episode)
1993 The Egg as The egg (voice) (archive footage)
1990 The Horror Hall of Fame as Herself
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1985 The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal as Herself
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode) as Cornelia Montaigne Harper
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1982 Matt Houston (1 episode)
1980 The Fog as Kathy Williams
1979 Boardwalk as Florence Cohen
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode)
1977 Telethon
1977 Murder at the World Series as Karen Weese
1972 Night of the Lepus as Gerry Bennett
1972 Ghost Story (1 episode)
1972 One Is a Lonely Number as Gert Meredith
1971 The Deadly Dream as Laurel Hanley
1971 Columbo (1 episode) as Grace Wheeler Willis
1970 House on Greenapple Road as Marian Ord
1969 Honeymoon with a Stranger as Sandra Latham
1969 The Monk as Janice Barnes
1969 Hello Down There as Vivian Miller
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (3 episodes)
1967 Grand Slam as Mary Ann
1967 The Spy in the Green Hat as Miss Diketon
1966 An American Dream as Cherry McMahon
1966 Three on a Couch as Dr Elizabeth Acord
1966 Harper as Susan Harper
1966 Kid Rodelo as Nora
1964 The Hollywood Palace (1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (2 episodes)
1963 Wives and Lovers as Bertie Austin
1963 Bye Bye Birdie as Rosie DeLeon
1962 The Manchurian Candidate as Eugenie Rose Chaney
1960 Pepe as Herself
1960 Psycho as Marion Crane
1960 Who Was That Lady? as Ann Wilson
1958 The Perfect Furlough as Lt. Vicki Loren
1958 The Vikings as Morgana
1958 Touch of Evil as Susan 'Susie' Vargas
1957 Jet Pilot as Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon / Olga Orlief
1956 Safari as Linda Latham
1955 My Sister Eileen as Eileen Sherwood
1955 Pete Kelly's Blues as Ivy Conrad
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere
1954 Rogue Cop as Karen Stephanson
1954 The Black Shield Of Falworth as Lady Anne of Mackworth
1954 Living It Up as Wally Cook
1954 Prince Valiant as Princess Aleta
1953 Walking My Baby Back Home as Chris Hall
1953 Houdini as Bess Houdini
1953 The Academy Awards (3 episodes)
1953 Confidentially Connie as Connie Bedloe
1953 The Naked Spur as Lina Patch
1952 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1952 Fearless Fagan as Abby Ames
1952 Scaramouche as Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon
1952 Just This Once as Lucy Duncan
1952 Come Back Little Shiksa
1951 It's a Big Country as Rosa Szabo Xenophon
1951 Two Tickets to Broadway as Nancy Peterson
1951 Angels in the Outfield as Jennifer Paige
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Strictly Dishonorable as Isabelle Perry
1951 Fairfax Avenue
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (3 episodes)
1949 Holiday Affair as Connie Ennis
1949 That Forsyte Woman as June Forsyte
1949 The Doctor and the Girl as Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon
1949 The Red Danube as Olga Alexandrova aka Maria Buhlen
1949 Little Women as Meg
1949 Act of Violence as Edith Enley
1948 Words and Music as Dorothy Feiner Rodgers
1948 Hills of Home as Margit Mitchell
1947 If Winter Comes as Effie Bright
1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge as Lissy Anne MacBean

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