Knowledge Identifier: +Janet_Leigh
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1927.
Countries: United States (71%), United Kingdom (14%), California (4%)
Linked to: University of the Pacific, Democratic Party, University of Southern California, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
She got the role when performing Phyllis Thaxter's long speech in "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" for the head of the studio talent department in 1946
Discovered by actress Norma Shearer, Leigh secured a contract with MGM and began her film career in 1947
Jack Lemmon - Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Janet Leigh, Shirley_MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren and many more.
Leigh was a Democrat and appeared alongside Tony Curtis at the 1960 Democratic National Convention
Ray Stricklyn - In 1973 he joined the public relations firm John Springer Associates in Los Angeles and became one of the most influential publicists in Hollywood , working with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters, Janet Leigh, Elizabeth_Taylor, and Bette Davis
Touch of Evil - Originally scheduled to be premiered at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival with Janet Leigh, Walter_Murch, and Rick Schmidlin attending, the screening was canceled at the eleventh hour after threats of litigation from Welles's daughter, Beatrice Welles, who has issued similar threats against some parties who try to show or alter her father's work
Cooper Foundation - Despite an intensive grass-roots campaign by local preservationists, support by film actors and the movie industry including Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Ray_Bradbury, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the American Society of Cinematographers, the owner, Nebraska Methodist Health Systems, Inc., went ahead with demolition on August 20, 2001, to make space available for a parking lot for its administration offices
On October 13, 2006, Jamie Leigh Curtis and Kelly Curtis unveiled a bronze plaque of their mother to honor her early life in Stockton