Janet Leigh

1927 - 2004

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Janet Leigh (born Jeanette Helen Morrison; July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and author, whose 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. Leigh appeared in radio programs before her first formal foray into acting, making her film debut in the drama The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janet Leigh has received more than 6,455,878 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Janet Leigh is the 206th most popular actor (up from 211th in 2019), the 401st most popular biography from United States (up from 427th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular American Actor.

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

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Among actors, Janet Leigh ranks 206 out of 10,030Before her are Kathy Bates, George Clooney, Angela Lansbury, Paulette Goddard, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jeff Bridges. After her are Sharon Stone, Doris Day, Michael J. Fox, Richard Kiel, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Peter Fonda.

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Among people born in 1927, Janet Leigh ranks 17Before her are Samuel P. Huntington, Lawrence Kohlberg, Vladimir Komarov, Mstislav Rostropovich, László Kubala, and Turgut Özal. After her are Antônio Carlos Jobim, Sidney Poitier, Kim Young-sam, Mary Higgins Clark, Niklas Luhmann, and Maurice Béjart. Among people deceased in 2004, Janet Leigh ranks 14Before her are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Ustinov, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Czesław Miłosz, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and Françoise Sagan. After her are Christopher Reeve, Ahmed Yassin, Susan Sontag, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, and Maurice Wilkins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Janet Leigh ranks 401 out of 15,968Before her are Alexander Calder (1898), Paulette Goddard (1910), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Boris Johnson (1964), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), and Jeff Bridges (1949). After her are Thomas Wolfe (1900), Sharon Stone (1958), Little Richard (1932), Doris Day (1922), Mike Tyson (1966), and Richard Kiel (1939).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Janet Leigh ranks 102Before her are Dennis Hopper (1936), Kathy Bates (1948), George Clooney (1961), Paulette Goddard (1910), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), and Jeff Bridges (1949). After her are Sharon Stone (1958), Doris Day (1922), Richard Kiel (1939), Peter Fonda (1940), Leonard Nimoy (1931), and Dianne Wiest (1946).

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