skip navigation
Overview for Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh

Up
Down
share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (29)

Recent DVDs

Pete Kelly's... Jack Webb stars as a Kansas City jazz cornetist, and when he takes on a vicious... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Monster... Part one of a multi-part documentary series featuring distinguished actors,... more info $15.95was $19.95 Buy Now

Houdini ... Hollywood's silver screen couple, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, teamed for this... more info $15.95was $19.95 Buy Now

James Stewart:... In his early years, Jimmy Stewart came to personify the Everyman. Through a... more info $38.95was $49.98 Buy Now

TCM Greatest... Features Lassie Come Home, Son Of Lassie, Courage Of Lassie and Hills Of Home. more info $12.95was $19.98 Buy Now

Hello Down... When an inventor (Tony Randall) needs human guinea pigs to test his experimental... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Jeanette Helen Morrison,Jeanette Reems Died: October 3, 2004
Born: July 6, 1927 Cause of Death: vasculitis
Birth Place: Merced, California, USA Profession: Cast ... actor author
RATE AND COMMENT

BIOGRAPHY

Actress Janet Leigh's early film career found her playing wholesome ingénues in everything from musicals and Westerns to comedies and thrillers, which made excellent if artistically unremarkable use of her generous smile and unflaggingly positive nature. But in 1960, Leigh's name - and terrifying screams - became synonymous with cinematic legend as Alfred Hitchcock's doomed heroine in the infamous stabbing shower scene from "Psycho." Despite her later roles, which were eventually superceded by turns as a mother, humanitarian and best-selling author, audiences would still forever remember those fateful 45 seconds of the dying Leigh, glimpsed in naked silhouette, her hands tearing vainly at the shower curtain as her blood spirals down the drain. Like the film itself, Leigh became an enduring part of the fabric of movie history.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute