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Birth Name: Janet Leigh
Born: 07/06/1927
Birth Place: Merced, California, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 10/03/2004

Born Jeanette Helen Morrison on July 6, 1927 in Merced, CA, she was the only child of Helen Lita and Frederick Robert Morrison, an insurance and real estate agent, and spent her childhood moving from town to town due to her father's changing jobs during the Great Depression. A bright girl who skipped several grades in school, Leigh took music and dance lessons, making her public debut at age 10 as a baton twirler for a marching band. Her favorite times were the afternoons spent at the local movie house, which she referred to as her "babysitter." She had an impetuous side as well - at the age of 14, she ran away to Reno, NV to marry her childhood sweetheart, John Carlyle. The union lasted onl... Continue Bio >>

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