Janet Leigh, the former wife of Tony Curtis, is being remembered today in the wake of her third husband's death. Entertainment Tonight announced earlier this week that Curtis had died aged 85, meaning both parents of actress Jamie Lee Curtis have now passed away. Leigh died at her home on October 3rd 2004 after suffering cardiac arrest - she had been diagnosed with vasculitis and peripheral neuropathy, which had caused her hand to become gangrenous.
Leigh signed a contract with MGM and began appearing in films in the late 1940's. She appeared in numerous high-profile movies throughout her long and distinguished career, but is perhaps best known for her role in the 1960 ALFRED HITCHCOCK film 'Psycho'. Leigh played 'Marion Crane' who hides out at a motel run by the infamous 'Norman Bates'. The film's 'shower murder' has become one of the most iconic scenes in film history, and Leigh was rewarded for her performance with a 'Best Supporting Actress' nomination at the Academy Awards.
The actress married her third husband, TONY CURTIS, on June 4th, 1951 and the couple had two children, Kelly and Jamie Lee, both who subsequently became actresses. However, the pair divorced in 1962 and Leigh went on to marry stockbroker Robert Brandt in Las Vegas.