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Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney
from the trailer for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Personal information
Birth nameGene Eliza Tierney
Birth dateNovember 19, 1920
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Date of deathNovember 6, 1991(age 70)
Death placeHouston, Texas, U.S.
Years active1940 80

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Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, she is best remembered for her performance in the title role of Laura (1944) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Actress in Leave Her to Heaven (1945).

Other notable roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943), Isabel Bradley Maturin in The Razor's Edge (1946), Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Ann Sutton in Whirlpool (1949), Maggie Carleton McNulty in The Mating Season (1951) and Anne Scott in The Left Hand of God (1955). Certain of her film-related material and personal papers are contained in the Wesleyan University Cinema Archives, to which scholars and media experts from around the world may have full access.

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