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Janet Leigh is Dead

Actress Janet Leigh died peacefully at her Beverly Hills home on Sunday.



Leigh starred in acclaimed movies in the 1940s, 50s and 60s including The Manchurian Candidate and Touch of Evil.

It was her Oscar-nominated role as the victim of a shower stabbing in Hitchcock's Psycho that made her iconic in the film world. Leigh, who wrote a book about appearing in Psycho in 1995, said she had not been able to take a shower since making Psycho.  "It's not a hype, not something I thought would be good for publicity," she said. "Honest to gosh, it's true."



Her husband Robert Brandt and daughters Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis were at her side when she died.
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