Janet (Morrison) Leigh

Jeanette Helen (Morrison) Leigh (1927 - 2004)

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Jeanette Helen (Janet) Leigh formerly Morrison aka Morrison, Curtis, Brandt, Reames, Carlisle
Born in Merced, Californiamap
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Wife of — married (to ) in Greenwich Village, New York, United Statesmap
Mother of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Los Angeles, Californiamap
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Jeanette Helen Morrison (July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004), known professionally as Janet Leigh, was an American actress and author. She is best remembered for her performance in Psycho (1960), for which she was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and received an Academy Award nomination.

The only child of Helen Lita (née Westergaard) and Frederick Robert Morrison, Leigh was born Jeanette Helen Morrison in Merced, California, where she also grew up. Her maternal grandparents were immigrants from Denmark,[1] and she also had Scotch-Irish and German ancestry.

At the age of 15 (pretending to be 18) Leigh married 18-year-old John Kenneth Carlisle in Reno, Nevada, on August 1, 1942. The marriage was annulled four months later, on December 28, 1942.

Her second marriage was to Stanley Reames, whom she wed on October 5, 1945. They separated in 1948 and divorced on September 7, 1949.

Leigh married her third husband, Tony Curtis, on June 4, 1951. They had two children, Kelly and Jamie Lee, who both subsequently became actresses. Curtis had divorce papers served to Leigh on the set of The Manchurian Candidate. The couple announced their separation to the press in March 1962.

On September 15, 1962, Leigh married stockbroker Robert Brandt.

Leigh died at her home on October 3, 2004, at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack. She was cremated after death and her ashes are interred in a niche in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.


Name: Janet /Leigh/
Given Name: Janet
Surname: Leigh
Married Name: Curtis
Name: Jeanette Helen /Morrison/
Given Name: Jeanette Helen
Surname: Morrison


Date: 6 JUL 1927
Place: Merced, California, USA


Date: 3 OCT 2004
Place: Los Angeles, California, USA



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On 3 Oct 2015 at 05:04 GMT Bob Fields wrote:

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