Catch a Classic! TCM Birthday Tribute: Janet Leigh
TCM, beginning at 7:45am
Iconic actress/dancer/singer Jeanette Helen Morrison — better known as Janet Leigh — would have turned 96 today (she was born July 6, 1927, in Merced, California; she died Oct. 3, 2004, at age 77, in Beverly Hills). Starting this morning, Turner Classic Movies celebrates the star with a seven-film lineup of movies demonstrating her versatility across various genres. Featured titles are: Two Tickets to Broadway (1951), a musical with choreography by the legendary Busby Berkeley; the romantic comedy Strictly Dishonorable (1951); Angels in the Outfield (1951), the original baseball-themed comedy also starring Paul Douglas and Keenan Wynn; Confidentially Connie (1953), a romantic comedy also starring Van Johnson; The Naked Spur (1953), director Anthony Mann’s Oscar-nominated Western led by James Stewart and also starring Robert Ryan; Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955), a musical/crime drama costarring Jack Webb, Edmond O’Brien and Peggy Lee; and An American Dream (1966), a drama also featuring Stuart Whitman, Eleanor Parker and Barry Sullivan.