Gene Tierney (1920–1991)


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With prominent cheekbones, luminous skin and the most crystalline green eyes of her day, Gene Tierney's 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 ... See full bio »

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(age 70) in Houston, Texas, USA

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

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Known For

Laura Laura Hunt
(1944)
(1947)
Heaven Can Wait Martha Strabel Van Cleve
(1943)
Leave Her to Heaven Ellen Berent Harland
(1945)

Filmography

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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
 1963 Toys in the Attic
Albertine Prine
 1962 Advise & Consent
Dolly Harrison
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ellen Galloway
- Journey to a Wedding (1960) ... Ellen Galloway
 1955 The Left Hand of God
Anne 'Scotty' Scott
 1954 Black Widow
Iris Denver
 1954 The Egyptian
Baketamon
 1953 Personal Affair
Kay Barlow
 1953 Never Let Me Go
Marya Lamarkina
 1952 Plymouth Adventure
Dorothy Bradford
 1952 Way of a Gaucho
Teresa Chavez
 1951 Close to My Heart
Midge Sheridan
 1951 The Secret of Convict Lake
Marcia Stoddard
 1951 On the Riviera
Lili Duran
 1951 The Mating Season
Maggie Carleton
 1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Morgan Taylor
 1950 Night and the City
Mary Bristol
 1950 Whirlpool
Ann Sutton
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Sara Farley
 1948 The Iron Curtain
Anna Gouzenko
 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Lucy Muir
 1946 The Razor's Edge
Isabel Bradley
 1946 Dragonwyck
Miranda Wells
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Ellen Berent Harland
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Tina Tomasino
 1944 Laura
Laura Hunt
 1943 Heaven Can Wait
Martha Strabel Van Cleve
 1942 China Girl
Miss Haoli Young
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Susan Miller / Linda Worthington
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
Poppy
 1941 Sundown
Zia
 1941 Belle Starr
Belle Shirley / Belle Starr
 1941 Tobacco Road
Ellie May
 1940 Hudson's Bay
Barbara Hall
 1940 The Return of Frank James
Eleanor Stone
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Male Animal" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

William Howard Lee  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Belle Lavinia | Howard Sherwood Tierney
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Although she played Tod Andrews's mother in Heaven Can Wait (1943), she was six years his junior in real life. See more »

Nickname:

The Get Girl

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