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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 »

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(age 70) in Houston, Texas, USA

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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:

Stage: Appeared (as "Peggy Carr") in "Ring Two" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Gladys Hurlbut. Scenic Design by John Root. Directed / produced by George Abbott. Henry Miller's Theatre: 22 Nov 1939-25 Nov 1939 (5 performances). Cast: William Blees (as "Dopey Clark"), Marietta Canty (as "Emma"), James Corner (as "Butch Martin"), Betty ... See more »

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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:

It was the fashion of the time, still is, to feel that all actors are neurotic, or they would not be actors. See more »

Trivia:

Tierney was in the throes of suicidal depression and was admitted to the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, on Christmas Day in 1957, after police talked her down from a building ledge. She was released from Menningers the following year. See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice See more »

Nickname:

The Get Girl

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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