Janet Leigh


July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004

In the history of the world, it is entirely likely that no one has become more famous for taking a shower.

Janet Leigh’s most notable role, obviously, was as Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Legend has it that she was never again able to take a shower after making the movie.  True or not, it makes for a good yarn.

Leigh starred in other movies and television shows, of course. As well, she authored a couple of books. She was also in the media spotlight for her 11 year, golden-couple marriage to Tony Curtis. The couple had two daughters, actresses Jamie Lee and Kelly Curtis, before calling it quits in 1962.  Janet died after suffering a heart attack in October of 2004.  She was 77 years-old.


Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

leigh - jan 21 2013

Specific Location

In the Garden of Serenity section at the south end of the park (with the fountains);  The walls surrounding this section have wall niches for cremated remains. Near the center of the eastern-most wall (left as you enter,) you’ll find Janet’s small niche just one spot to the right of Jack Klugman.



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