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Janet Leigh (1927–2004)


Janet Leigh was born Jeanette Helen Morrison on July 6, 1927 in Merced, California. She was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Jeanette 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2005 Bad Girls from Valley High
Mrs. Witt
 1993 Das Ei (Short)
Das Ei (voice)
 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 Who Was That Lady?
Ann Wilson
 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 Holiday Affair
Connie
 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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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot called "Meet Maggie Mulligan", which concerned the adventures of a commercial artist living in New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[when asked if it was true that she doesn't take showers] It's actually, honestly true. And not because of the shooting of it. It was the seeing of it. It never dawned on me how truly vulnerable we are. But that's what [Alfred Hitchcock] did. A shower. A bird. All these things that are absolutely ordinary, he made extraordinary. See more »

Trivia:

Actually made Touch of Evil (1958), with a broken arm. Her arm was in a cast when she showed up for production, so they took her arm out of the cast and used every trick they could to hide it. See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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