Janet Leigh

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  • Birth Name: Jeanette Helen Morrison
  • Birth Place: Merced, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/06/1927, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 10/03/2004
  • Profession: Actor; author
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Janet Leigh Fast Facts:
  • Eloped at 14 with her childhood sweetheart, but the marriage was annulled soon after.
  • Was an exceptional student and graduated from high school at 15.
  • Was discovered by actress Norma Shearer; left college and signed with MGM.
  • Cast by Alfred Hitchcock as the femme fatale in his landmark thriller Psycho, where it's curtains for her in the famous shower scene.
  • Although known as "Hollywood's Perfect Couple," she and actor Tony Curtis ended their marriage after 11 years due to his admitted infidelities.
  • Published her autobiography, There Really Was a Hollywood, in 1984; cowrote Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller in 1995; also published two novels.
  • Was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by University of the Pacific in 2004.
  • Janet Leigh Relationships:
  • Helen Lita Westergard Morrison - Mother
  • Kelly Curtis - Daughter
  • Tony Curtis - Ex-husband
  • Frederick Robert Morrison - Father
  • Jamie Lee Curtis - Daughter
  • John Carlyle - Ex-husband
  • Stanley Reames - Ex-husband
  • Robert Brandt - Husband
  • Janet Leigh Awards:
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1960 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

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