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JANET LEIGH BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Janet Leigh was born on July 6th, 1927 in Merced, California with the birth name Jeanette Helen Morrison.  She was raised an only child and was a very bright young lady, finishing school when she was only fifteen years old.
 
She went on to University of the Pacific to study music and psychology.  When she went to go visit her parents in Northern California where her father worked the desk at a ski resort and her mother was a maid, her photo was seen by actress Norma Shearer whom took her picture to MGM and got her a screen test.
 
MGM was impressed with her look and picked her up for a contract.  Her first film was in, "The Romance of Rosy Ridge" (1947) starring with Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, Marshall Thompson, Dean Stockwell, Guy Kibbee, Jim Davis, Selena Royle and Charles Dingle.  Janet continued to appear in a number of films following her first role and many were quite successful.  She worked with a variety of successful actors such as Gary Cooper, Errol Flynn and Orson Welles.  She also did not limit herself to one type of film or one type of character.  She starred in westerns, comedies and dramas such as, "Little Women" (1949) alongside Elizabeth Taylor, June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Rossano Brazzi, Peter Lawford, C. Aubrey Smith, Connie Gilchrist, Ellen Corby and Leon Ames, "Angels in the Outfield" (1951) with Paul Douglas, Bruce Bennett, Keenan Wynn, Lewis Stone and Donna Corcoran, "Scaramouche" (1952), "Houdini" (1953) co-starring Tony Curtis, Sig Ruman, Torin Thatcher, Connie Gilchrist and Douglas Spencer, "The Black Shield of Falworth" (1954) co-starring Tony Curtis, Barbara Rush, Herbert Marshall, Torin Thatcher, David Farrar and Rhys Williams and "The Vikings" (1958) starring with Kirk Douglas, Ernest Borgnine, Alexander Knox, James Donald, Tony Curtis, Frank Thring and narrated by Orson Welles
 
In 1960 she was in a small short Alfred Hitchcock thriller film called, "Psycho" co-starring Anthony Perkins, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Mort Mills, Simon Oakland and Frank Albertson, in which she was nominated for an Academy Award and received a Golden Globe Award.  She was in over fifty films and even though as the 60's were progressing and she was appearing on screen less, she would accept the occasional role.  She worked with Frank Sinatra on, "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962) which also featured Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish and John McGiver, and on the film, "Harper" (1966) with Paul Newman, Julie Harris, Robert Wagner, Pamela Tiffin, Robert Webber, Strother Martin, Harold Gould, Arthur Hill and Shelley Winters.  Janet also made a screen appearance with her daughter, actress, Jamie Lee Curtis on the film, "The Fog" (1980) and with Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, Tom Atkins and John Houseman and again in 1998 on the film, "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later" also starring Adam Arkin, LL Cool J, Michelle Williams and Josh Hartnett and her final film role was in "Bad Girls from Valley High" (2004) starring with Julie Benz, Monica Keena, Nicole Bilderback and Jonathan Brandis. 
 
Janet Leigh was married four times during her lifetime.  First to John Kenneth Carlisle from August 21st, 1942 through December 28th, 1942 in which the marriage was annulled.  Marriage number two was to Stanley Reames from October 5th, 1945 to September 7th, 1949.  Her third marriage was to actor Tony Curtis from June 4th, 1951 through September 14th, 1962 in which before divorcing, they had two children together, Jamie Lee and Kelly Curtis.  Her fourth and final marriage was to Robert Brandt from September 15th, 1962 through October 3rd, 2004 when she passed away in Beverly Hills, California from vasculitis. 
 
Janet Leigh was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history in 1995 and she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California on May 14th, 2004. 

Janet Leigh was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the Motion Picture Industry. 
 

Filmography

2001   Family Law 
1998   Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
1998   In My Sister's Shadow
1997   Touched by an Angel
1993   Das Ei 
1989   The Twilight Zone
1987   Murder, She Wrote
1986   Starman
1985   On Our Way
1978-1985  The Love Boat
1982-1984  Tales of the Unexpected 
1979-1982  Fantasy Island
1982   Matt Houston
1980   The Fog 
1979   Boardwalk
1979   Mirror, Mirror  
1977   Telethon
1977   Murder at the World Series
1975   Columbo 
1975   Movin' On 
1973   Love Story  
1973   Murdock's Gang
1973   Circle of Fear 
1972   Night of the Lepus
1972   Two Is a Happy Number 
1971   Deadly Dream
1971   My Wives Jane
1971   The Name of the Game
1970   Bracken's World
1970   The Tim Conway Comedy Hour  
1970   The Virginian 
1970   House on Greenapple Road 
1969   Honeymoon with a Stranger
1966-1969  The Red Skelton Hour
1969   The Monk
1969   Hello Down There 
1968   The Bob Hope Show 
1968   The Danny Thomas Hour
1967   Grand Slam 
1966   The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
1964-1966  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1966   An American Dream
1966   Three on a Couch
1966   Harper
1966   Kid Rodelo 
1963   Wives and Lovers 
1963   Bye Bye Birdie
1962   The Manchurian Candidate
1960   Psycho 
1960   Who Was That Lady? 
1958   The Perfect Furlough
1958   The Vikings 
1958   Touch of Evil
1957   Jet Pilot 
1957   Schlitz Playhouse
1956   Safari 
1955   My Sister Eileen
1955   Pete Kelly's Blues
1954   Rogue Cop
1954   The Black Shield of Falworth
1954   Living It Up  
1954   Prince Valiant 
1953   Walking My Baby Back Home
1953   Houdini
1953   Confidentially Connie
1953   The Naked Spur  
1952   Fearless Fagan 
1952   Scaramouche 
1952   Just This Once
1951   Two Tickets to Broadway
1951   It's a Big Country
1951   Angels in the Outfield
1951   Strictly Dishonorable  
1949   Holiday Affair 
1949   That Forsyte Woman 
1949   The Doctor and the Girl 
1949   The Red Danube 
1949   Little Women 
1949   How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border
1948   Act of Violence
1948   Words and Music
1948   Hills of Home 
1947   If Winter Comes 
1947   The Romance of Rosy Ridge 





Matinee Classics - Jet Pilot starring John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix, Roland Winters, Hans Conried, Richard Rober, Ivan Triesault, John Bishop and Perdita Chandler
Matinee Classics - Jet Pilot starring John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix, Roland Winters, Hans Conried, Richard Rober, Ivan Triesault, John Bishop and Perdita Chandler
Matinee Classics - Jet Pilot starring John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix, Roland Winters, Hans Conried, Richard Rober, Ivan Triesault, John Bishop and Perdita Chandler
Matinee Classics - Act of Violence starring Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Phyllis Thaxter, Berry Kroeger, Taylor Holmes, Harry Antrim, Connie Gilchrist and Will Wright
Matinee Classics - Bye Bye Birdie starring Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann Margret, Paul Lynde, Maureen Stapleton, Robert Paige, Bobby Rydell and Ed Sullivan
Matinee Classics - 15th Golden Globe Awards
Matinee Classics - The Monk starring George Maharis, Janet Leigh, Rick Jason, Carl Betz, Jack Albertson, William Smathers, Raymond St. Jacques and Jack Soo
Matinee Classics - Psycho starring Anthony Perkins,Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, John McIntyre, Lurene Tuttle, Vaughn Taylor, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, John Anderson, Mort Mills, Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan, and Paul Jasmin
Matinee Classics - Psycho starring Anthony Perkins,Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, John McIntyre, Lurene Tuttle, Vaughn Taylor, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, John Anderson, Mort Mills, Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan, and Paul Jasmin
Matinee Classics - Psycho starring Anthony Perkins,Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, John McIntyre, Lurene Tuttle, Vaughn Taylor, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, John Anderson, Mort Mills, Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan, and Paul Jasmin


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