|Born||Jeanette Helen Morrison
July 6, 1927
Merced, California, U.S.
|Died||October 3, 2004
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||John Carlisle (1942–1942)
Stanley Reames (1945–1949)
Tony Curtis (1951–1962)
Robert Brandt (1962–2004)
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jeanette Helen Morrison (July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004), known professionally as Janet Leigh, was an American actress and author. She is best known for her role in Psycho, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Early life[change | change source]
Leigh was born in Merced, California, and grew up in Merced. She was the only child of Helen Lita (née Westergaard) and Frederick Robert Morrison. Her birth name was Jeanette Helen Morrison. Her maternal grandparents were immigrants from Denmark. In winter 1945, she was discovered by actress Norma Shearer, whose late husband Irving Thalberg had been a senior executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Marriage and family[change | change source]
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References[change | change source]
- There/Hollywood, page 6, 1985, by Janet Leigh