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Janet Leigh dead at 77

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Henry Gale, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

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    Janet Leigh has died according to CNN.
    The lady was 77 and had a good long life, but this just comes as a shock to me.
    When I think of her vivacious personality, it's just too soon to see the actress in such films as Psycho, Bye Bye Birdie and Touch of Evil....gone.
     
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    Rest in Peace, Ms Leigh.
    She was an excellent actress, and will be remembered for a long time. In addition to her excellent performances in Psycho and Touch of Evil, I recently enjoyed watching her in The Manchurian Candidate. Sad news.

    My thoughts are with her family.
     
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    A true legend has passed away.

    What a crappy way to start out a new work week.[​IMG]
     
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    Very sad news. She was in so many and diverse films;
    Little Women
    My Sister Eileen
    The Vikings
    Wives and Lovers
    Touch of Evil
    Psycho
    Manchurian Candidate
    Bye Bye Birdie

    My condolences to the family.
     
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    RIP, a good actress and a great beauty.

    I'll bet that we're going to see a new round of mis-characterizations of how long her character survives in Psycho. The shower scene happens about 48/49 minutes in (I'm almost sure of this, I don't own the DVD but checked this fact some years ago on laserdisc), with a total runtime of 109 minutes, so it's a little short of halfway through the movie. But this frequently gets exaggerated to happen earlier--"the star dies in the first third of the movie!... in the first 20 minutes!... in the first reel!!... before the opening credits are done!!!" I thumbed through a recently published Hitchcock biography that said, as a caption to a photograph (so maybe it wasn't due to the author), that it happens in the first 30 minutes.
     
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    Damn, another great is gone. My condolences to the family and especially Jamie who as I remember was exceptionally close to her mother.
     
  8. Steve Christou

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    Sad news. One of the great screen beauties and so memorable as the doomed heroine of Hitchock's classic shocker.

    RIP [​IMG]
     
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    I heard this on my radio this morning coming to work! So sad. But what a long, full life and a great contribution to acting. RIP!
     
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    Sad to hear.
     
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    Sad news indeed!

    I'll treasure my memory of meeting her and Brian De Palma together 6 years ago.
     
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    R.I.P.
     
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    Whoa, Peter, what a picture! She wasn't naturally a brunette, was she?
     
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    Truly depressing news. Another great one gone.
     
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    I'll be watching "Psycho" tonight in her honor. And maybe "Bye Bye Birdie" too, just to prove how versatile she was.
     
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    As far as I know Mrs. Leigh was naturally brunette.
     
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    Really? I think she looks even better in that picture that Peter Klein posted than she did in any of her movies that I've seen. And that's saying a lot, as any of us who've seen any of her movies can attest to!
     
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    RIP Ms Leigh. [​IMG]

    God bless her and her family. Especially Jamie Lee.

    I will watch Psycho and The Fog in her name. Its kinda funny though; I just added The Manchuiran Canidate to my Netflix que. (Never seen it)
     
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    I was actually thinking of Bye Bye Birdie, as it's the first of her films I ever saw, so I first saw her as a brunette.

    This is pretty sad news. I had no idea she was ill.
     

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