JANET LEIGH AUTOGRAPH



Janet Leigh was born Jeanette Helen Morrison on July 6, 1927 – Died October 3, 2004. Janet was an American actress. Her most famous role was when she played Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho, for which she received a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award. Leigh was born in Merced, California, the only child of Helen Lita (née Westergard) and Frederick Robert Morrison. Leigh has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She was discovered by actress Norma Shearer, whose late husband Irving Thalberg had been a senior executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Leigh made her film debut in The Romance of Rosy Ridge in 1947, as the romantic interest of Van Johnson’s character. Throughout the 1950s, she starred in movies, most notably in the leading role in the musical comedy My Sister Eileen, co-starring Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett and Dick York. Leigh’s best-known role was as the morally ambiguous Marion Crane in the Alfred Hitchcock classic 1960 film Psycho. Leigh had starring roles in many other films, including the Orson Welles film-noir classic Touch of Evil, 1962’s The Manchurian Candidate with Frank Sinatra and the 1963 musical Bye Bye Birdie based on the hit Broadway show. In 1975, Leigh played a retired Hollywood song and dance star opposite Peter Falk and John Payne in Columbo: Forgotten Lady. She also appeared in two horror films with her daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, playing a major role in The Fog (1980), and making a brief appearance in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998).  Leigh served on the board of directors of the Motion Picture and Television Foundation, a medical-services provider for actors. Leigh was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California on May 14, 2004. Leigh died at her home on October 3, 2004, after suffering cardiac arrest, aged 77. Her family was at her side. Leigh also suffered from vasculitis and peripheral neuropathy, which caused her right hand to become gangrenous.
Original Janet Leigh Autograph, signed on a 2 x 5 inch Cut Card Stock. (You will receive shown 8 x 10 Black and White Photograph along with autograph). Regular Price – $ 155.00 / Sale Price – $ 89.95.

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