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This is an ORIGINAL two-page document direct from WARNER BROS. STUDIOS. It is from 1966, it is OVER 45 Years old. This original typed biography was to promote at the time a young ingenue. It is an original studio document of legendary Hollywood star

JANET LEIGH

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MORE INFO ON JANET LEIGH: Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and psychology, at the University of the Pacific until she was "discovered" while visiting her parents in Northern California. Her father was working the desk at a ski resort where her mother worked as a maid. Retired MGM actress Norma Shearer saw a picture of Janet on the front desk and asked if she could borrow it. This led to a screen test at MGM and a starring role in The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947). MGM was looking for a young naive country girl and Janet filled the bill perfectly. She would play the young ingénue in a number of films and work with such stars as Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Orson Welles and Judy Garland. She appeared in a number of successful films, including Little Women (1949), Angels in the Outfield (1951), Scaramouche (1952), Houdini (1953) and The Black Shield of Falworth (1954), among others. Janet would appear in a variety of films, from comedies to westerns to musicals to dramas. Of her more than 50 movies, she would be remembered for the 45 minutes that she was on the screen in the small-budget thriller Psycho (1960). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this 1960 classic would include the shower scene that would become a film landmark. Even though her character is killed off early in the picture, she would be nominated for an Academy Award and receive a Golden Globe. Her next film would be The Manchurian Candidate (1962), in which she starred with Frank Sinatra. For the rest of the decade, her appearances in films would be rare, but she worked with Paul Newman in Harper (1966). In the 1970s she appeared on the small screen in a number of made-for-TV movies.

MORE INFO ON ANTHONY TONY PERKINS: Boycotted the 1987 television movie Bates Motel (1987) (TV). Son of Osgood Perkins. Father of Oz Perkins and Elvis Perkins. Entered Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in September 1950. Also on campus during his first year were Fred Rogers (of "MisteRogers' Neighborhood" (1968)) who graduated in 1951 and John Reardon, class of 1952. In 1953 he was offered a leading part in the movie The Actress (1953). Almost immediately after returning to his studies he left to replace John Kerr in "Tea and Sympathy" on Broadway. He never completed his degree but was given an honorary degree by the college some 20 years later. Former brother-in-law of Marisa Berenson. Attended prestigious Buckingham Browne & Nichols high school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Other alumni include "The Sopranos" (1999) actress Ari Graynor, jazz musician Nate Peterson and Broadway star Lizzie Rose. Auditioned for the role of the Phantom in the original Los Angeles production of Andrew Lloyd Webber 's The Phantom of the Opera. He lost the role to 'Robert Guillame' . Charles Winecoff's book "Anthony Perkins: Split Image" (Alyson Books, first published in 1996; 2006 10th Anniversary Revised Edition) illuminated Perkins' early life, his homosexuality, his later drug use and life with his family. Some contributors to the biography were Janet Leigh, Hilton A. Green, Jeff Fahey, John Gavin and Joseph Stefano, plus an impressive number of Perkins' friends and relatives. His wife, 'berry Berenson' , however, did not participate. According to the book, Perkins contracted the AIDS virus around the time of Psycho III (1986) and kept the illness secret for six years until his death so he could keep working and not worry his friends and his two sons. The only person who knew he was sick was his wife Berry. Anthony officially found out that he was HIV positive when the tabloid "National Enquirer" wrote a story about it in 1990. Author Winecoff amended his book with a chapter about the death of Berry Perkins nine years after the death of her husband, as a passenger on board the ill-fated American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11th, 2001. Was an only child, and his mother and father gave him no middle name. Was cremated, and the superscription on his urn reads "Don't Fence Me In". Was into psychoanalysis, and was treated by Dr. Mildren Newman in New York, starting in the early 1950s and continuing into the late 1970s.

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JANET LEIGH WARNER BROS. STUDIOS Vintage BIOGRAPHY Document
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