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Gene Tierney (1920–1991)


With prominent cheekbones and the most appealing overbite of her day, her striking good looks helped propel her to stardom. Her best known role is the enigmatic murder victim in Laura (1944). She was also Oscar-nominated for Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Her acting performances were few in the 1950s as she battled a troubled emotional life that ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 70) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Laura
Laura Laura Hunt
(1944)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
(1947)
Leave Her to Heaven
Leave Her to Heaven Ellen Berent Harland
(1945)
Heaven Can Wait
Heaven Can Wait Martha Strabel Van Cleve
(1943)

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 1980 Scruples (TV Mini-Series)
Harriet Toppingham
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Harriet Toppingham
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Harriet Toppingham
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Harriet Toppingham
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie)
Lenore Constable
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Faye Simpson
- Conspiracy of Silence (1969) ... Faye Simpson
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers
Jane Barton
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ellen Galloway
- Journey to a Wedding (1960) ... Ellen Galloway
 1952 Way of a Gaucho
Teresa Chavez
 1951 The Mating Season
Maggie Carleton
 1944 Laura
Laura Hunt
 1941 Sundown
Zia
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Other Works:

Appeared (as Herself) in a special promotional trailer for The Gunfighter (1950), See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties. See more »

Trivia:

When Gene saw herself on screen for the first time, she was horrified by her voice ("I sounded like an angry Minnie Mouse"). She began smoking to lower her voice, but it came at a great price - she died of emphysema. See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice See more »

Nickname:

The Get Girl

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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