Gene Tierney

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  • Birth Name: Gene Eliza Tierney
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: November 6, 1991
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was named for her mother's brother, who had died at 17 from diabetes.
  • While she and her family were taking a tour of Warner Bros. studios in 1938, director Anatole Litvak suggested that she ought to be in movies. She did a screen test the next day.
  • Appeared on the cover of Life magazine in 1941.
  • MGM offered her the lead in National Velvet, but she turned it down.
  • Howard Hughes once flew her and her mother to Tijuana, where he had rented an entire restaurant and a band.
  • In 1962, attended a luncheon at the White House for the premiere of Advise and Consent.
  • Battled depression throughout her adult life; in 1957, she stood on the ledge of a high-rise in New York until police were called.
  • In the 1960s, she wrote a society column for a Houston newspaper.
  • Published Self-Portrait, her autobiography, in 1979.
  • Spoke French fluently.

Awards

  • 1945, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Oleg Cassini — Ex-husband
  • Christina Belmont — Daughter
  • John F. Kennedy — Ex-significant Other
  • Howard Sherwood Tierney — Father
  • William Howard Lee — Husband (deceased)
  • Daria Cassini — Daughter
  • Patricia Byrne — Sister
  • Howard Tierney Jr. — Brother
  • Belle Lavinia Taylor Tierney — Mother

Details

  • Birth Name: Gene Eliza Tierney
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: November 6, 1991
  • Profession: Actor