Janet Leigh (Actress), born on July 6, 1927 in Merced, California, USA. Janet Leigh's age 77 years (At death) & Zodiac Sign Cancer, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is Mixed (English, Scots, Irish, German, Danish). Let's check, How Tall is Janet Leigh?
Janet Leigh Bio
Janet Leigh Height
5 Feet 5.5 Inches (166.37 cm)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||5 Feet 5.5 Inches|
|Height (in Centimeters)||166.37 cm|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||54 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||119.05 lbs|
Janet Leigh Body Measurements
Janet Leigh's full body measurements are 38 inches (96.52 cm) - 36B - 24 inches (60.96 cm - 36 inches (91.44 cm) .
|Measurements||38-24-36 inches/ 96.52-60.96-91.44 cm|
|Bust Size||38 inches (96.52 cm)|
|Waist Size||24 inches (60.96 cm|
|Hips Size||36 inches (91.44 cm)|
Bio And Wiki
Janet Leigh is one of the most famous and trending Actress in the whole world right now. Janet Leigh was born on July 6, 1927, in Merced, California, United States. She was born Jeanette Helen Morrison, but best known as Janet Leigh.
Family, Childhood, and Education
She was the only child of Frederick Robert Morrison and Helen Lita. She spent all her childhood growing up in California. Her mother had Danish blood whereas her father had a mixture of German and Scottish ancestry.
She attended grammar school and high school in Stockton, California, skipping several grades and graduating at age 15. She studied music and psychology at the College of the Pacific.
Her acting talent was discovered in 1945 by Norma Shearer, who offered her an MGM contract. Shearer showed a picture of Leigh to a talent agent, Lew Wasserman. This picture was taken when she was spending her holidays at Sugar Bowl, in a ski resort where her parents used to work.
She was a guest star on a local radio show before she began her acting career. It was a very small dramatic anthology called ‘The Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players. The first radio show appearance was in a production called ‘All Through the House,’ which was aired on December 24 in the year 1946. She starred opposite Van Johnson, as his romantic interest, in her debut role in a big-budget movie called ‘The Romance of Rosy Ridge’ in the year 1947. She grabbed this role while performing Phyllis Thaxter’s long dialogue in the script of ‘Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo’. During the shooting, Leigh’s had her named changed to ‘Jeanette Reames’ initially, after which it was changed to ‘Janet Leigh’. But since this name resembled Vivien Leigh, it was again changed back to her birth name – ‘Jeanette Morrison.’ But Johnson was not appreciative of her maiden name and as a result, it was changed back to ‘Janet Leigh’ for good.
After making her film debut, Leigh decided to leave her college, but after few days she enrolled in night school at the University of Southern California in the year 1947. After ‘The Romance of Rosy Ridge’ was released, she was cast in a film named ‘If Winter Comes in the year 1947’, starring opposite Deborah Kerr and Walter Pidgeon. After the success of ‘The Romance of Rosy Ridge’, Johnson and Leigh decided to team up again for a role in ‘The Life of Monty Stratton’ in August 1947. But the project was never materialized and eventually in the year 1949, it was released as ‘The Stratton Story’, which starred artists such as June Allyson and James Stewart. One of the most famous roles that Leigh played was that of a morally ambiguous person called Marion Crane, in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller ‘Psycho’ in the year 1960. In this movie, she starred opposite Anthony Perkins and John Gavin.
She was the star of the most iconic scene of ‘Psycho’ where her character died in an iconic murder scene in the shower. It was a major violation of the general convention of the time where the stars, if necessary, died much later in the movie. She received a Golden Globe Award and also won the nomination as best supporting actress for the Academy Award for her role as the actress in a supporting role.
In the 1960s her career began to fade away and she started playing small insignificant roles in some movies. She co-starred in ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ in the year 1962 opposite Frank Sinatra and opposite Paul Newman in ‘Harper’ in the year 1966. She also appeared in some minor movies and also a few made for the television series.
She also was an accomplished writer. She wrote four books that received good reviews from critics. Her first work ‘There Really Was a Hollywood’ was published in the year 1984 and went on to become a New York Times bestseller.
She also published a non-fiction book ‘Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller’ in the year 1995. In the year 1996, she wrote and published her very first novel called ‘The House of Destiny’. The story of the novel revolved around the lives of a couple of friends who were successful in forging an empire that was able to alter the course of the history of Hollywood. ‘The House of Destiny’ was very successful and its success motivated her to write a follow-up novel in the year 2002 which was named ‘The Dream Factory’. The plot of the story was set in Hollywood in a period that was dominated by the studio system.
Awards and Achievements
Apart from her Golden Globe award for best supporting actress and her nomination for the same role for Academy Awards, Leigh also won several other notable awards. She served as a medical service provider for actors named the Motion Picture and Television Foundation, as a member of the board of directors. She also received an honorary degree in Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of the Pacific located in Stockton, California.
Boyfriend/ Husband And Children’s
Leigh got married to John Kenneth Carlisle on August 1, 1942. While John was 18 at the time of marriage, Leigh was only 15 but falsely claimed to be 18-year-old. As a result of this, the marriage lasted only four months and was annulled on December 28 in the year 1942. She again got married to Stanley Reames on October 5, 1945. This time she reached the age of 18 and the marriage lasted for almost 4 years and finally, she was divorced on the 7th of September in 1949. She got married for the third time when she decided to get hitched with actor Tony Curtis. She gave birth to two children, Kelly, and Jamie Lee. Both of their daughters later went on to become successful actresses. In 1962, her marriage to Curtis ended in divorce when he sent her the divorce papers on the set of ‘The Manchurian Candidate’. Thereafter, Leigh got married to Robert Brandt, who was a successful stockbroker in Las Vegas. She was married to him for 42 years until she died in the year 2004.
Janet Leigh Net Worth And Salary
As of 2021, the estimated Janet Leigh’s net worth is $48 million USD. Her major source of income is her acting career. Leigh’s salary as of 2021 is $3.6 million per year.
Social Media Profile
She is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. She has more than 28k followers on Instagram and more than 46k followers on Facebook.
Trivia: Janet Leigh Facts
* She played Eugenie Rose Chaney in the 1962 film The Manchurian Candidate.
* She studied music and psychology at the University of the Pacific before securing a contract with MGM.
* She starred opposite Charlton Heston and Orson Welles in the 1958 film Touch of Evil.
* She married Tony Curtis in 1951, and the couple had two daughters before their divorce in 1962.
* In 1980, she played Kathy Williams in The Fog.
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