Oscar Actors: Leigh, Janet

Janet Leigh was nominated for only one Oscar, Supporting Actress in Hitchcock's classic thriller “Psycho.”

She is best known for this role, as well as for her part in Orson Welles' noir “Touch of Evil” (1958) and in John Frankenheimer's “The Manchurian Candidate.”

Her husband at the time, Tony Curtis, was nominated two years for Best Actor (along with Sidney Poitier) in Stanley Kramer's “The Defiant Ones.”

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In 1960, Janet Leigh competed for the Supporting Actress Oscar with Shirley Jones, who won for playing a prostitute in “Elmer Gantry,” Glynis Johns in “The Sundowners,” Shirley Knight in “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,” and Mary Ure in “Sons and Lovers.”