Janet Leigh: A Biography

By Michelangelo Capua

For the 1st decade of her occupation Leigh seemed because the stereotypical "nice girl." She was once solid contrary the various industry's largest names together with Robert Mitchum in vacation Affair, Stewart Granger in Scaramouche, James Stewart within the bare Spur, and Charlton Heston in contact of Evil. Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho provided her so much memorable position: Marion Crane, who's murdered sooner than the image is part over. The half earned Leigh an Academy Award nomination. From 1951 to 1962, Leigh was once married to favourite co-star Tony Curtis. that they had daughters, Kelly and Jamie Lee Curtis, either one of whom of their mom and dad' expert footsteps. This ebook finds and displays upon Janet Leigh's existence and occupation and likewise generally analyzes her motion pictures and tv appearances.

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Her ally, Maggie Shepherd, was once her bridesmaid. Helen wept from the instant Fred walked her daughter up the aisle all the way down to the final peal of the organ. After an intimate reception on the sorority residence, the newlyweds drove down the coast towards la for a ten-day honeymoon. once they again to Stockton, Mrs. Stanley Reames realized of her mom and dad’ plan to maneuver out of Stockton. Fred had taken a proposal to be assistant table clerk on the Sugar Bowl Sky hotel in Soda Springs, California, the place Helen later labored as a waitress within the eating room. that they had by no means visible snow, so the provide appeared a thrilling, congenial, and good paid proposition, which may have supplied them with a delightful position to reside and new humans to be round. Fred and Helen promised Jeanette and Stan a visit to Sugar Bowl later that yr as a Christmas current. by the point the vacation approached, Jeanette absolutely wanted a holiday. with a view to stay alongside of their costs, the Reameses had taken in uniformed collage boys as boarders. Jeanette took care of the home, cleansing, washing and cooking, whereas while attempting to stay alongside of her reports. while Christmas finally got here, the couple joined Fred and Helen at Sugar Bowl. they'd an excellent, unforgettable week taking part in out within the snow all day and having fun with a fit way of life within the mountains. in the future, donning an previous flying jacket over a bit ski swimsuit, her hair blowing within the wind, Janet stood giggling on the membership photographer, who took a shot of her. He deliberate to print it within the resort album that they had for visitors. Jeanette couldn’t comprehend on the time how that photo may quickly swap her existence eternally. 1. Jeanette Helen Morrison eleven the next 12 months the Reameses deliberate to maneuver to la the place Stan was hoping to turn into a part of a recognized band. Jeanette used to be opposed to the assumption, having just one yr left to earn her measure. It used to be no longer a simple determination to make and brought on loads of affliction among husband and spouse. whereas she desired to entire her schooling and search for a strong activity, Stan, who didn't take pleasure in his experiences, felt he used to be able to pursue his goals within the song undefined, and l. a. was once where to be. in the course of spring holiday of 1947, prior to agreeing to promote their automobile and stream out of Stockton, Jeanette and Stan once more visited Helen and Fred on the Sugar Bowl Ski resort. This time it used to be no longer as enjoyable because the past vacation. Jeanette used to be interested by her husband’s selection, which appeared very unrealistic and relatively scary — in particular moneywise. additionally, the belief of giving up collage in any case the sacrifices her kinfolk had made for her didn't suppose correct. She anticipated recommendation from her mom and dad, which failed to come. They have been dissatisfied in her leaving university, but additionally they inspiration that her position was once to be together with her husband. in the course of Jeanette and Stan’s remain, Fred pointed out to Jeanette that actress Norma Shearer and her husband Marty Arrougé were site visitors on the inn for numerous weeks. Jeanette used to be excited on the concept her mom and dad had met one in all her favourite motion picture stars.

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