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ENTERTAINMENT: Psycho actress Janet Leigh dies

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posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 07:14 AM
Janet Leigh whose performance in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock' movie "Psycho" earned her an Academy Award nomination, has passed away peacefully at home. Her family were at her bedside. Leigh starred in more than 60 movies, many which were box-office successes.
JANET Leigh, whose shocking murder in the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller Psycho was credited with making generations of film fans think twice about stepping into a motel room shower, has died at her Beverly Hills home, aged 77.

The actress' husband, Robert Brandt, and her daughters, actresses Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis, were at their mother's side when she died yesterday, said Heidi Schaeffer, a spokeswoman for Jamie.

"She died peacefully at home," Schaeffer said.

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Leigh and Hitchcock are up there with the all time great suspense/horror combinations. The shower scene is a classic.

[edit on 4-10-2004 by Banshee]

posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 05:56 PM


"The scene, which lasts 45 seconds but took seven days to shoot, is notable for never showing the killer's blade touching Janet Leigh's body.

Her "blood" was really Bosco's chocolate syrup, while the stabbing noises were created by plunging a knife into a casaba melon."

R.I.P. Janet.

[edit on 2006/9/24 by Hellmutt]


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