Image of Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh

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.

Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Jul 6, 1927 In Merced, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Romance of Rosy Ridge 1947-08-04
Latest Project:
Movie 78/52 2017-10-13
Known For
Poster of The Making of 'Psycho'
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of House on Greenapple Road
Movie 78/52 Herself 2017-10-13
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie The Psycho Legacy Herself (archive footage) 2010-10-19
Movie Bad Girls from Valley High Mrs. Witt 2005-07-17
Movie Tales from the Mist: Inside 'The Fog' 2002-08-27
Movie Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond Herself 2000-01-01
Movie Hitchcock - Shadow of a Genius herself 1999-10-13
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Norma Watson 1998-08-05
Movie The Making of 'Psycho' Herself 1997-01-01
Movie In My Sister's Shadow Kay Connor 1997-11-12
Movie Jerry Lewis: The Last American Clown Interviewee 1996-08-18
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Movie The Horror Hall of Fame Herself 1990-09-30
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Herself 1985-01-01
Series Murder, She Wrote Cornelia Montaigne Harper 1984-09-30
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie Fear on Film: Inside 'The Fog' 1980-01-01
Movie The Fog Kathy Williams 1980-02-08
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie Boardwalk Florence Cohen 1979-11-14
Movie Telethon 1977-11-06
Movie Murder at the World Series Karen Weese 1977-03-20
Movie Night of the Lepus Gerry Bennett 1972-10-04
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Movie One Is a Lonely Number Gert Meredith 1972-06-19
Movie The Deadly Dream Laurel Hanley 1971-09-26
Series Columbo Grace Wheeler Willis 1971-09-15
Movie House on Greenapple Road Marian Ord 1970-01-07
Movie Hello Down There Vivian Miller 1969-01-01
Movie Honeymoon with a Stranger Sandra Latham 1969-12-23
Movie The Monk Janice Barnes 1969-10-22
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Grand Slam Mary Ann 1967-09-28
Movie The Spy in the Green Hat Miss Diketon 1967-02-03
Movie An American Dream Cherry McMahon 1966-08-31
Movie Three on a Couch Dr Elizabeth Acord 1966-03-01
Movie Harper Susan Harper 1966-02-23
Movie Kid Rodelo Nora 1966-02-02
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie Wives and Lovers Bertie Austin 1963-08-29
Movie Bye Bye Birdie Rosie DeLeon 1963-04-04
Movie The Manchurian Candidate Eugenie Rose Chaney 1962-10-24
Movie Pepe Herself 1960-12-21
Movie Psycho Marion Crane 1960-06-16
Movie Who Was That Lady? Ann Wilson 1960-04-15
Movie The Perfect Furlough Lt. Vicki Loren 1958-10-01
Movie The Vikings Morgana 1958-06-28
Movie Touch of Evil Susan 'Susie' Vargas 1958-04-23
Movie Jet Pilot Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon / Olga Orlief 1957-10-11
Movie Safari Linda Latham 1956-06-20
Movie My Sister Eileen Eileen Sherwood 1955-09-22
Movie Pete Kelly's Blues Ivy Conrad 1955-07-31
Movie A Star Is Born World Premiere 1954-09-28
Movie Rogue Cop Karen Stephanson 1954-09-17
Movie The Black Shield Of Falworth Lady Anne of Mackworth 1954-09-02
Movie Living It Up Wally Cook 1954-07-15
Movie Prince Valiant Princess Aleta 1954-04-05
Movie Confidentially Connie Connie Bedloe 1953-03-12
Movie The Naked Spur Lina Patch 1953-02-06
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Walking My Baby Back Home Chris Hall 1953-12-06
Movie Houdini Bess Houdini 1953-07-02
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Fearless Fagan Abby Ames 1952-08-15
Movie Scaramouche Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon 1952-05-08
Movie Just This Once Lucy Duncan 1952-02-27
Movie Come Back Little Shiksa 1952-01-01
Movie Angels in the Outfield Jennifer Paige 1951-10-19
Movie Strictly Dishonorable Isabelle Perry 1951-07-03
Movie Two Tickets to Broadway Nancy Peterson 1951-11-20
Movie It's a Big Country Rosa Szabo Xenophon 1951-11-20
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Holiday Affair Connie Ennis 1949-12-24
Movie That Forsyte Woman June Forsyte 1949-11-03
Movie The Doctor and the Girl Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon 1949-10-19
Movie The Red Danube Olga Alexandrova aka Maria Buhlen 1949-10-14
Movie Little Women Meg 1949-04-01
Movie Act of Violence Edith Enley 1949-02-01
Movie Words and Music Dorothy Feiner Rodgers 1948-12-31
Movie Hills of Home Margit Mitchell 1948-11-25
Movie If Winter Comes Effie Bright 1947-12-31
Movie The Romance of Rosy Ridge Lissy Anne MacBean 1947-08-04