Janet Leigh (I) (1927–2004)

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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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Known For

Psycho Marion Crane
The Manchurian Candidate Eugenie Rose Chaney
Touch of Evil Susan Vargas
The Fog Kathy Williams


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 2005 Bad Girls from Valley High
Mrs. Witt
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Mary Sawyer
- The Quality of Mercy (2001) ... Mary Sawyer
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Vera King
- Charades (1997) ... Vera King
 1997 In My Sister's Shadow (TV Movie)
Kay Connor
 1989 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Barbara LeMay
- Rendezvous in a Dark Place (1989) ... Barbara LeMay
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Cornelia Montaigne Harper
- Doom with a View (1987) ... Cornelia Montaigne Harper
 1986 Starman (TV Series)
Antonia Weyburn
- Society's Pet (1986) ... Antonia Weyburn
 1985 On Our Way (TV Movie)
Kate Walsh
 1978-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Joan Philipps / Gail
- Instinct/Unmade for Each Other/BOS (1985) ... Joan Philipps
 1982-1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Joan Stackpole
- I Like It Here in Wilmington (1984) ... (uncredited)
- Light Fingers (1982) ... Joan Stackpole
 1979-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Suzanne King / Carol Gates
- Roller Derby Dolls/Thanks a Million (1982) ... Suzanne King
- Birthday Party/Ghostbreaker (1979) ... Carol Gates
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Ramona Launders
- Who Would Kill Ramona? (1982) ... Ramona Launders
 1980 The Fog
Kathy Williams
 1979 Boardwalk
Florence Cohen
 1979 Mirror, Mirror (TV Movie)
Millie Gorman
 1977 Telethon (TV Movie)
Elaine Cotten
 1977 Murder at the World Series (TV Movie)
Karen Weese
 1975 Columbo (TV Series)
Grace Wheeler Willis
- Forgotten Lady (1975) ... Grace Wheeler Willis
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
Nina Smith
- Weddin' Bells (1975) ... Nina Smith
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
- Beginner's Luck (1973) ... Leonie
 1973 Murdock's Gang (TV Movie)
Laura Talbot
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
- Death's Head (1973) ... Carol
 1971-1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Dyan Cannon (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Carroll O'Connor (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Richard Crenna, Janet Leigh (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1972 Night of the Lepus
Gerry Bennett
 1972 One is a Lonely Number
Gert Meredith
 1971 The Deadly Dream (TV Movie)
Laurel Hanley
 1971 My Wives Jane (TV Movie)
Jane Franklin
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Glory Bates
- The Man Who Killed a Ghost (1971) ... Glory Bates
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Maggie Morgan
- The Anonymous Star (1970) ... Maggie Morgan
 1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... Various
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jenny Davis
- Jenny (1970) ... Jenny Davis
 1970 House on Greenapple Road (TV Movie)
Marian Ord
 1969 Honeymoon with a Stranger (TV Movie)
Sandra Latham
 1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Daisy June-Clem Sketch / Clara Appleby-George Skit
- It's Better to Have Loved and Lost - Much Better (1969) ... Daisy June-Clem Sketch / Clara Appleby-George Skit
 1969 The Monk (TV Movie)
Janice Barnes
 1969 Hello Down There
Vivian Miller
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Liza Merrick
- One for My Baby (1968) ... Liza Merrick
 1967 Grand Slam
Mary Ann
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Miss Diketon
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part II (1966) ... Miss Diketon
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part I (1966) ... Miss Diketon
 1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Virginia Ballard / Carol Hartley
- Dear Deductible (1966) ... Virginia Ballard
- Murder in the First (1964) ... Carol Hartley
 1966 An American Dream
Cherry McMahon
 1966 Three on a Couch
Dr. Elizabeth Acord
 1966 Harper
Susan Harper
 1966 Kid Rodelo
 1963 Wives and Lovers
Bertie Austin
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie
Rosie DeLeon
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Eugenie Rose Chaney
 1960 Pepe
Janet Leigh
 1960 Psycho
Marion Crane
 1960 Who Was That Lady?
Ann Wilson
 1958 The Perfect Furlough
Lt. Vicki Loren
 1958 The Vikings
 1958 Touch of Evil
Susan Vargas
 1957 Jet Pilot
Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon / Olga Orlief
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 Safari
Linda Latham
 1955 My Sister Eileen
Eileen Sherwood
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
Ivy Conrad
 1954 Rogue Cop
Karen Stephanson
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth
Lady Anne
 1954 Living It Up
Wally Cook
 1954 Prince Valiant
Princess Aleta
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home
Chris Hall
 1953 Houdini
Bess Houdini
 1953 Confidentially Connie
Connie Bedloe
 1953 The Naked Spur
Lina Patch
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Abby Ames
 1952 Scaramouche
Aline de Gavrillac
 1952 Just This Once
Lucy Duncan
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Nancy Peterson
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Jennifer Paige
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable
Isabelle Perry
 1949 Holiday Affair
Connie Ennis
 1949 That Forsyte Woman
June Forsyte
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl
 1949 The Red Danube
Maria Buhlen
 1949 Little Women
 1948 Act of Violence
Edith Enley
 1948 Words and Music
Dorothy Feiner
 1948 Hills of Home
Margit Mitchell
 1947 If Winter Comes
Effie Bright
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Lissy Anne MacBean
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Other Works:

National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C. At President John F. Kennedy's inaugural gala, she and her husband, Tony Curtis, appeared in a husband and wife comedy sketch. After Tony Curtis mentions President Kennedy's victory in the electoral college, Janet Leigh replies "The electoral college? I thought he went to Harvard." See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 14 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 249 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 5½" (1.66 m)


Robert Jay Brandt  (her death) | See more »


Kelly Curtis | See more »


Morrison, Frederick Robert | Westergard, Helen Lita


Annie Guest (grandchild)

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[on her Psycho (1960) co-star, the late Anthony Perkins] To me, he was a leading man. But to the rest of the world, he will always be Norman Bates. People just wouldn't let him be anything else. See more »


Attended and graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. See more »


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