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    Born on July 6, 1927 in Merced, California

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Psycho (1960)

Janet Leigh as "Marion Crane"

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.

Academy Award (1960) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1960) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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