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Janet Leigh

1927 - 2004

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Jeanette Helen Morrison (July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004), known professionally as Janet Leigh, was an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. Her career spanned over five decades. Raised in Stockton, California, by working-class parents, Leigh was discovered at 18 by actress Norma Shearer, who helped her secure a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janet Leigh has received more than 9,001,550 page views. Her biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Janet Leigh is the 332nd most popular actor (down from 206th in 2019), the 605th most popular biography from United States (down from 401st in 2019) and the 169th most popular American Actor.

Janet Leigh is most famous for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho as Marion Crane.

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  • 9.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.32

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  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Janet Leigh ranks 332 out of 9,996Before her are Demi Moore, Michael Keaton, Michael Landon, Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, and Andy García. After her are Charles Dance, Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger, Ron Perlman, Errol Flynn, and Jeff Goldblum.

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Among people born in 1927, Janet Leigh ranks 24Before her are László Kubala, Niklas Luhmann, Albert Uderzo, Juliette Gréco, Margaret Keane, and Maurice Béjart. After her are Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Martin Lewis Perl, Don Shirley, Robert Ludlum, and Hubert de Givenchy. Among people deceased in 2004, Janet Leigh ranks 22Before her are Ahmed Yassin, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Akhmad Kadyrov, Maurice Wilkins, and Helmut Newton. After her are Stieg Larsson, Renata Tebaldi, Leônidas, Carlos Kleiber, Estée Lauder, and Laura Branigan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Janet Leigh ranks 605 out of 18,182Before her are Bill Evans (1929), Michael Keaton (1951), John Glenn (1921), Michael Landon (1936), Louis Zamperini (1917), and Sean Penn (1960). After her are Nat King Cole (1919), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Jared Diamond (1937), Burt Reynolds (1936), Theodore Dreiser (1871), and William T. G. Morton (1819).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Janet Leigh ranks 169Before her are Kim Novak (1933), Lon Chaney (1883), Demi Moore (1962), Michael Keaton (1951), Michael Landon (1936), and Sean Penn (1960). After her are Burt Reynolds (1936), Rod Steiger (1925), Ron Perlman (1950), Jeff Goldblum (1952), Telly Savalas (1922), and Robert Wagner (1930).

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