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 'Psycho' Actress Janet Leigh Dies at 77


10-03-04
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(antiTainment) Screen legend Janet Leigh died Sunday at the age of 77. Leigh will always be remembered for the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho". That scene where Leigh's character was stabbed to death in a shower is perhaps the most memorable murder in film history; it also earned her an Academy Award nomination.  Leigh was never able to forget it, said that after she saw the final scene in the film she was never able to take a shower again, opting instead for baths. 

A year ago Leigh was diagnoses with vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels. She died peacefully in her Beverly Hills home on Sunday with her husband Robert Brandt and her daughters Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis at her side, according to a spokeswoman for Jamie Lee Curtis. 

'Psycho' was not Leigh's only memorable film role. Her career included over 60 feature film and television roles. Most notable were roles in "The Manchurian Candidate" where she played opposite Frank Sinatra and the Orson Welles classic "Touch of Evil" where she played opposite of Charlton Heston. 
 
 

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