• Showered with Attention: Janet Leigh in LIFE

    5 days ago - By Life

    Janet Leigh shares more than a few attributes with Marilyn Monroe, the actress whose fame is most closely associated with the heyday of LIFE magazine. Leigh was a movie star, she was a beautiful blonde, and she had a celebrity husband. While she was not a singular icon in the manner of Marilyn, Leigh starred some unforgettable movies, and she was a fixture in the pages of LIFE.
    Born in 1927, Leigh broke into acting at age 18 , and made her film debut with a lead role in a 1947 drama about life after the civil war called The Romance of Rosy Ridge. Two years later she photographed for LIFE...
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