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About Janet Leigh Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles

Once hailed as the “No.1 glamour girl” in Hollywood, Janet Leigh was nevertheless known as a humble person, but her career went to heights. She is the mother of two actresses: Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis. She was born in Merced, California in July 6, 1927.



According to the information we’ve gathered, her entertainment career started when she had been discovered by MGM retired actress Norma Shearer in the desk of her father (who was then working for MGM). A role for a demure country girl in “The Romance of Rosy Ridge” (1947) with other stars like Van Johnson and Thomas Mitchell fitted her perfectly. From then on, she started to make more movies, some of which were “Little Women” (1949), “Angels in the Outfield” (1951) and “Scaramouche” (1952).



Our information from different sources tell more about Janet Leigh, and according to them, two of her most celebrated roles are in “Psycho” (1960) with different actors and actresses like Anthony Perkins and Vera Miles; “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962). Her role as the morally ambiguous Marion Crane in the Alfred Hitchcock movie and the shower murder scene earned her a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress, and a nomination to the Academy Awards for the same award.  She had starred later on in movies such as “The Fog” (1980) and “Halloween H20: 20 years later” (1998) together with her daughter Jamie Lee.



According to the news information we’ve got hold of, she died due to vasculitis and peripheral neuropathy at her home in Beverly Hills, California October 3, 2004.