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Janet Leigh (1927–2004)


Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and psychology, at the University of the Pacific ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Psycho
Psycho Marion Crane
(1960)
Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil Susan Vargas
(1958)
The Manchurian Candidate
The Manchurian Candidate Eugenie Rose Chaney
(1962)
The Fog
The Fog Kathy Williams
(1980)

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 2005 Bad Girls from Valley High
Mrs. Witt
 1979 Boardwalk
Florence Cohen
 1972 Two Is a Happy Number
Gert Meredith
 1969 Hello Down There
Vivian Miller
 1967 Grand Slam
Mary Ann
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling
Cherry McMahon
 1966 Three on a Couch
Dr. Elizabeth Acord
 1966 Kid Rodelo
Nora
 1963 Wives and Lovers
Bertie Austin
 1960 Pepe
Janet Leigh
 1958 The Perfect Furlough
Lt. Vicki Loren
 1956 Safari
Linda
 1954 Rogue Cop
Karen Stephanson
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home
Chris Hall
 1953 Confidentially Connie
Connie Bedloe
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Abby Ames
 1952 Just This Once
Lucy Duncan
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology
Rosa Szabo Xenophon
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl
Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon
 1949 The Red Danube
Olga Alexandrova / Maria Buhlen
 1949 Little Women
Meg
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Lissy Anne MacBean
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared on the "Martin and Lewis Show" in a takeoff on the life of Henry VIII. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 14 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Night of the Lepus (1972)] I've forgotten as much as I could about that picture. See more »

Trivia:

In June 2010, Pacific Theatre, the campus movie theater of the University of the Pacific, was renamed and dedicated as Janet Leigh Theatre. The theater houses Janet Leigh movie posters, movie stills, college and family photos, and a display cabinet with many personal and professional Janet Leigh artifacts. The lavender gown worn by Ms. Leigh to the 1961 Academy Awards (and created by Edith Head) ... See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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