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Encyclopedia > Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney

from the trailer for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Born Gene Eliza Tierney
November 19, 1920(1920-11-19)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died November 6, 1991, aged 70
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Spouse(s) Oleg Cassini (1941-1952; div.)
W. Howard Lee (1960-1981; desc.)

Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Discovered by Darryl F Zanuck. She is probably 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). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the film. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Houston redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Oleg Cassini (April 11, 1913 – March 17, 2006) was an American fashion designer noted for being chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design her state wardrobe in the 1960s. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Laura, a 1944 film noir, tells the story of a police detective investigating a womans murder who falls in love with her portrait. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Leave Her to Heaven is a 1945 20th Century Fox film noir motion picture starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, and Jeanne Crain, with Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, and Chill Wills. ... Heaven Can Wait Heaven Can Wait is a 1943 comedy film which tells the story of a man who has to prove he belongs in Hell by telling his life story. ... The Razors Edge is the first film version of W. Somerset Maughams 1944 novel. ... This article is about the film. ... Whirlpool is an Otto Preminger-directed film, considered film noir, starring Gene Tierney as the kleptomaniac wife of a psychoanalyst. ... The Mating Season is a 1951 classic screwball comedy film made by Paramount Pictures. ... The Left Hand of God is a 1955 film drama made by 20th Century Fox. ...

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Biography

Early life

She was born Gene Eliza Tierney in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Howard Sherwood Tierney and Belle Lavina Taylor. She had an older brother, Howard Sherwood "Butch" Tierney, Jr., and a younger sister, Patricia "Pat" Tierney. Her father was a prosperous insurance broker of Irish descent, her mother a former gym teacher. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... An insurance broker sources (brokes) contracts of insurance on behalf of their customers. ... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ...


Tierney attended St. Margaret School, Waterbury, Connecticut, and the Unquowa School in Bridgeport. Her first poem, titled "Night", was published in the school magazine, and writing verse became an occasional pastime during the rest of her life. She then spent two years in Europe and attended the Brillantmont finishing school in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she learned to speak fluent French. Nickname: Motto: Quid Aere Perennius (What Is More Lasting Than Brass) Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , Country U.S. State NECTA Waterbury Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated (town) 1686 Incorporated (city) 1853 Consolidated 1902 Government  - Type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor Michael J. Jarjura Area  - City  28. ... “Bridgeport” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... A finishing school is a type of private school for girls that emphasizes cultural studies and prepares students especially for social activities. ... Lausanne (pronounced ) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura mountains to its north. ...


She returned to the U.S. in 1938 and attended Miss Porter's School. On a trip to the West Coast, she visited Warner Bros. and was told by Anatole Litvak - who was so taken by her beauty - that she should become an actress. Warners wanted to sign her to a contract, but her parents advised against it because of the low salary. Her coming-out party as a debutante was September 24, when she was seventeen, but she soon became bored with society life and decided to pursue a career in acting. Her father felt "If Gene is to be an actress, it should be in the legitimate theater". Tierney auditioned for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and was accepted. Other notable talents of the era who studied there include Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Grace Kelly and Lauren Bacall. Miss Porters School, sometimes simply referred to as Farmington, is a preparatory school for girls, located in Farmington, Connecticut. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Anatole Litvak (May 10, 1902 – December 15, 1974) was a Ukrainian-born international filmmaker who wrote, directed, and produced films in a variety of countries and languages. ... A debutante (or deb) (from the French débutante, female beginner) is a young lady from an aristocratic or upper class family who has reached the age of maturity, and as a new adult, is introduced to society at a formal presentation known as her debut or coming out. Originally... The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a fully accredited two-year conservatory with campuses located at 120 Madison Avenue in New York City (in a landmark building designed by famed architect Stanford White as the original Colony Club) and 1336 North La Brea Avenue in Hollywood (in a... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic American actress of film, television and stage. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... For the Mika song, see Grace Kelly (song). ... Betty Joan Perske (born on September 16, 1924), better known as Lauren Bacall, is a Golden Globe– and Tony Award–winning, as well as Academy Award–nominated, American film and stage actress. ...


Career

Broadway

In her first part on Broadway, she carried a bucket of water across the stage in What a Life! (1938). The Variety critic declared, "Miss Tierney is certainly the most beautiful water carrier I've ever seen!" At the same time, she was an understudy for The Primrose Path (1938). The next year, she appeared in the role as Molly O'Day in the Broadway production Mrs. O'Brien Entertains (1939), and was praised by Brooks Atkinson in the New York Times "Miss Tierney's performance is refreshing and disarmingly direct". That same year, Gene appeared as Peggy Carr in Ring Two (1939), to favorable reviews. Theater critic Richard Watts wrote, "I see no reason why Miss Tierney should not have an interesting theatrical career, that is if cinema does not kidnap her away." For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Variety is a daily magazine for the entertainment industry. ... Brooks Atkinson (November 28, 1894-January 14, 1984) was the theater critic for The New York Times from 1925 to 1960. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Tierney also worked as a photographic model in between her appearances on the stage. Photos of her appeared in Life, Harper's Bazaar, and Collier's Weekly. A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... Philippe Halsmans famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe Life generally refers to two American magazines: A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936; A publication created by Time founder Henry Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. ... For the 1960s musical group, see Harpers Bizarre. ... Colliers (May 7, 1932) Colliers Weekly was an American magazine founded by Peter Fenelon Collier and published from 1888 to 1957. ...


Her father set up a corporation, Belle-Tier, to fund and promote her acting career (he went on to steal all of her money), and Columbia signed her to a six-month contract in 1939. She also met Howard Hughes, who tried unsuccessfully to seduce her, but she was from a well-to-do family and was not impressed by his wealth. However, he became a lifelong friend. A cameraman advised her to lose a little weight, saying "a thinner face is more seductive." She then wrote to Harper's Bazaar for a slimming diet, which she followed for the next twenty years. For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ...


The studio failed to find her a project, so she returned to Broadway and starred as Patricia Stanley to critical and commercial success in The Male Animal (1940). She was the toast of Broadway before her twentieth birthday. A movie studio is a controlled environment for the making of a film. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Male Animal is a 1942 movie starring Henry Fonda as a college English teacher being threatened with being fired for being a Communist because he intends to read some subversive literature in class. ...


Film career

Gene Tierney in the film trailer for Laura (1944).
Gene Tierney in the film trailer for Laura (1944).

Hollywood called once again. Tierney was offered the lead in MGM's National Velvet, but when the production was delayed, she signed with 20th Century Fox. Her motion picture debut was in a co-starring role as Elenore Stone in Fritz Lang's western The Return of Frank James (1940) opposite Henry Fonda. A small role as Barbra Hall followed in Hudson's Bay (1941) with Paul Muni. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Laura, a 1944 film noir, tells the story of a police detective investigating a womans murder who falls in love with her portrait. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... National Velvet is a 1944 film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, first published in 1935. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Friedrich Christian Anton Fritz Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American film director, screenwriter and occasional film producer, one of the best known émigrés from Germanys school of Expressionism. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... The Return of Frank James is a 1940 western movie directed by Fritz Lang and starring Henry Fonda. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... Paul Muni (September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ...


1941 was a busy year for the actress, as she co-starred as Ellie Mae Lester in John Ford's dramedy Tobacco Road, the title role in Belle Starr, Zia in Sundown, Victoria Charteris aka Poppy Smith in The Shanghai Gesture. In 1942, she played Eve in Son of Fury, the dual role as Susan Miller aka Linda Worthington in the screwball comedy Rings on Her Fingers, Kay Saunders in Thunder Birds, and Miss Young in China Girl. The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... Dramedy, a portmanteau of drama and comedy, is a genre of movies and television in which the lines between these very different genres were blurred. ... Tobacco Road is a 1941 comedy film directed by John Ford starring Charley Grapewin, Marjorie Rambeau, Gene Tierney and William Tracy. ... 1941 film noir directed by Josef von Sternberg. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... The screwball comedy has proven to be one of the most elusive of the film genres. ...


Top billing in Ernst Lubitsch's classic 1943 comedy Heaven Can Wait as Martha Strable Van Cleve signaled an upward turn in Tierney's career as her popularity increased. In 1944, she starred in what became her most famous role, as the intended murder victim, Laura Hunt, in Otto Preminger's mystery Laura opposite Dana Andrews. After playing Tina Tomasino in A Bell for Adano (1945), she played the jealous, narcissistic femme fatale Ellen Berent Harland, opposite Cornel Wilde, in the film version of the best-selling book Leave Her to Heaven, a performance that won her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress (1945). Leave Her To Heaven was Fox's most successful film of the 1940s. Ernst Lubitsch (January 28, 1892 – November 30, 1947), was a German-born Jewish film director. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... Heaven Can Wait Heaven Can Wait is a 1943 comedy film which tells the story of a man who has to prove he belongs in Hell by telling his life story. ... Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a film director. ... Mystery film is a film genre which uses mystery as an element to the plot. ... Laura is a 1944 film noir which tells the story of a police detective, investigating a womans murder, who falls in love with her portrait. ... Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909 - December 17, 1992) was an American film actor. ... A Bell for Adano a Film directed by Henry King starring John Hodiak and Gene Tierney in (1945) The film is the story of the Italian-American U.S. Army Major Joppolo, who is placed in charge of the town of Adano during the invasion of Sicily. ... Convicted spy Mata Hari made her name synonymous with femme fatale during WWI. A femme fatale (plural: femmes fatales) is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. ... Cornel Wilde Cornelius Louis Wilde (October 13, 1915 – October 16, 1989) was an American actor. ... Leave Her to Heaven is a 1945 20th Century Fox film noir motion picture starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, and Jeanne Crain, with Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, and Chill Wills. ...


Tierney starred as Miranda Wells in Dragonwyck (1946). That same year, she played Isabel Bradley opposite Tyrone Power in The Razor's Edge, an adaptation of Somerset Maugham's novel. She followed that with her role as Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) opposite Rex Harrison. The following year, Tierney co-starred once again with Power as Sara Farley in the successful screwball comedy That Wonderful Urge (1948). As the decade came to a close, Tierney reunited with Laura director Preminger to star as Ann Sutton in the classic film noir Whirlpool, co-starring Richard Conte and Jose Ferrer (1949). This is a beautifully written work of historical fiction, set in 1840s New York. ... Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... The Razors Edge is the first film version of W. Somerset Maughams 1944 novel. ... W. Somerset Maugham as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... This article is about the film. ... Sir Reginald Rex Carey Harrison, KBE (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning English theatre and film actor. ... The screwball comedy has proven to be one of the most elusive of the film genres. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Whirlpool is an Otto Preminger-directed film, considered film noir, starring Gene Tierney as the kleptomaniac wife of a psychoanalyst. ... Richard Conte (March 24, 1910 – April 15, 1975) was an American actor who appeared in films such as Ill Cry Tomorrow and The Godfather. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron, known as José Ferrer (January 8, 1912-January 26, 1992), was an actor and director, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ...


Tierney gave memorable performances in two classic film noirs, Jules Dassin's Night and the City as Mary Bristol co-starring Richard Widmark, and Otto Preminger's Where the Sidewalk Ends as Morgan Taylor with her Laura co-star Dana Andrews (both in 1950). This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Jules Dassin (born Julius Dassin on December 18, 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut) is an American film director. ... For the remake starring Robert De Niro, see Night and the City (1992 film). ... Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death Richard Widmark (born December 26, 1914 in Sunrise, Minnesota) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actor. ... Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 film directed by Otto Preminger starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, and Karl Malden. ... Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909 - December 17, 1992) was an American film actor. ... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ...

Pin-up photo in Yank, the Army Weekly.
Pin-up photo in Yank, the Army Weekly.

In 1951, she was loaned out to Paramount Pictures and gave a memorable comic turn as Maggie Carleton in Mitchell Leisen's classic screwball comedy The Mating Season with John Lund, Thelma Ritter and Miriam Hopkins. This was also the year Tierney gave a tender performance as Midge Sheridan opposite Ray Milland in Close to my Heart (1951) (Warner Bros.). The film is about a couple trying to adopt. Gene felt this was her best role in a half dozen years, as it touched the chords of her own experience. The film addressed the issue of "nature vs nurture" and opened an early conversation about the adoption process. Later in her career, she would be reunited with Milland in Daughter of the Mind (1969), which has a cult following. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Yank, the Army Weekly was a weekly magazine published by the United States military during World War II. Founded and edited by Major Hartzell Spence (1908-2001), the magazine was written by enlisted rank soldiers only and was made available to the soldiers, sailors and airmen serving overseas. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Mitchell Leisen (born October 6, 1898–died October 28, 1972) was an American director, art director, and costume designer. ... The screwball comedy has proven to be one of the most elusive of the film genres. ... The Mating Season is a 1951 classic screwball comedy film made by Paramount Pictures. ... (For the car racer John Lund, see John Lund (racer)) John Lund (February 6, 1913 - May 10, 1992) was an American film actor of Norwegian ancestry who is probably best remembered for his role in the Billy Wilder-directed film A Foreign Affair (1948). ... Ṝ Thelma Ritter (February 14, 1902 – February 5, 1969) was a six time Academy Award-nominated American character actress of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... Ellen Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902 – October 9, 1972) was an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Ray Milland (January 3, 1905 or 1907 – March 10, 1986) was an Oscar-winning Welsh actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... “WB” redirects here. ... This article needs cleanup, so as to conform to a higher standard. ...


After appearing opposite Rory Calhoun as Teresa in Way of The Gaucho (1952), her contract at 20th Century Fox expired. That same year, she starred as Dorothy Bradford in Plymouth Adventure opposite Spencer Tracy at MGM, which was followed by Never Let Me Go (1953) as Marya Lamarkina opposite Clark Gable which was filmed in England. Gene found Gable patient and considerate, but lonely and vulnerable, still mourning the death of Carole Lombard. She remained in Europe to play Kay Barlow in United Artists Personal Affair (1953), which was released that same year. While Tierney was in Europe, she began a romance with Prince Ali Khan, but their marriage plans met with fierce opposition from his father, the Aga Khan. Early in 1953 she returned to the U.S to co-star in a murder mystery as Iris Denver in Black Widow (1954) with Ginger Rogers. Rory Calhoun (born Francis Timothy McCown Durgin on August 8, 1922 – April 28, 1999) was born in Los Angeles, California. ... Plymouth Adventure is a motion picture drama released in 1952. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Original movie poster for Never Let Me Go Never Let Me Go is a 1953 MGM romantic adventure film directed by Delmer Daves, produced by Clarence Brown, from a screenplay by George Froeschel and Ronald Millar, based on the novel Come the Dawn by Roger Bax. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress. ... This article is about the film studio. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... Prince Ali Solomone Khan (June 13, 1911 – May 12, 1960), known as Aly Khan, was a vice president of the United Nations General Assembly representing Pakistan, for which he served as U.N. ambassador (1958-1960). ... Aga Khan III Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah, The Aga Khan III (Persian: آغا خان الثالث), GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC, (November 2, 1877 – July 11, 1957) was the 48th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. ... Sherlock Holmes, pipe-puffing hero of crime fiction, confers with his colleague Dr. Watson; together these characters popularized the genre. ... Black Widow may refer to: In wildlife: The black widow spider, the common name for several species of venomous spider False black widow, spiders of the genus Steatoda, often mistaken for widow spiders Black widow (fish) (Stygnobrotula latebricola), a species of brotula In literature: Black Widow (Marvel Comics), two Marvel... Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath, July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress and singer. ...

Pin - up photo in World War II magazine Brief
Pin - up photo in World War II magazine Brief

During 1953, Tierney's mental health problems were becoming harder for her to hide; she dropped out of Mogambo and was replaced by Grace Kelly. While playing Anne Scott in The Left Hand of God (1955) opposite Humphrey Bogart, Tierney's long string of personal troubles finally took their toll. She said that "Bogey could tell that I was mentally unstable." During the production, he fed Tierney her lines, and encouraged her to seek help. Worried about her mental health, she consulted a psychiatrist, and was admitted to Harkness Pavilion in New York. Later, she went to the The Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut. After some 27 shock treatments, she attempted to flee, but was caught and re-institutionalized. She became an outspoken opponent of shock treatment therapy, claiming that it had destroyed significant portions of her memory. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 477 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (714 × 898 pixel, file size: 124 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gene Tierney ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 477 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (714 × 898 pixel, file size: 124 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gene Tierney ... Mogambo (Passion in Swahili) is a 1953 film directed by John Ford, featuring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly. ... For the Mika song, see Grace Kelly (song). ... The Left Hand of God is a 1955 film drama made by 20th Century Fox. ... Bogart redirects here. ... For other uses, see Psychiatrist (disambiguation). ... The Institute of Living (IOL) is a mental health center in Hartford, Connecticut affiliated with Hartford Hospital. ... Hartford redirects here. ... Shock therapy is the deliberate and controlled induction of some form or state of shock for the purpose of psychiatric treatment. ...


In 1957, Tierney was seen by a neighbor as she was about to jump from a ledge. The police were called, and she was admitted to the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas on December 25. She was released from Menninger the following year, after a treatment that included, in its final stages, working as a sales girl in a large department store (where she was recognized by a customer, resulting in sensational newspaper headlines). The Menninger Clinic was founded in 1925 in Topeka, Kansas, by Drs. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ...


Later that year 20th Century Fox offered her a lead role in Holiday for Lovers (1957), but the stress proved too great. Days into production, she was forced to drop out of the film and was readmitted to Menninger.


Comeback

Tierney made a screen comeback in Advise and Consent (1962), co-starring Franchot Tone. A year later she played Albertine Prine in Toys in the Attic, starring Dean Martin and Geraldine Page. She received overall critical praise for her performances. Tierney played Jane Barton in The Pleasure Seekers (1964), starring Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa, and Carol Lynley, then again retired. Advise and Consent is a 1962 Columbia motion picture based on the novel of the same name by Allen Drury. ... Franchot Tone (February 27, 1905 – September 18, 1968) was an American actor. ... Toys in the Attic is a 1963 film starring Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Wendy Hiller and Gene Tierney. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American singer, film actor, and comedian. ... Geraldine Sue Page (November 22, 1924 - June 13, 1987) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated American actress. ... the Pleasure Seekers are a band that Suzi Quatro the bassist and singer performed in ... Ann-Margret Ann-Margret (born April 28, 1941) is a Swedish-born actress and singer. ... Anthony Franciosa, born Anthony George Papaleo, Jr. ... Carol Lynley (born Carole Ann Jones on February 13, 1942 in New York City, New York) is an American actress. ...


However, she starred in the television movie Daughter of the Mind (1969), with Don Murray and Ray Milland. Tierney's final performance was in the TV mini-series Scruples (1980), starring Lindsay Wagner. “Telefilm” redirects here. ... Don Murray (born Donald Patrick Murray on July 29, 1929, in Hollywood, California) is an American actor. ... Ray Milland (January 3, 1905 or 1907 – March 10, 1986) was an Oscar-winning Welsh actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... This article is about the actress. ...


Personal life

Gene Tierney in a publicity photo for "Laura"

Tierney married twice, first to costume and fashion designer Oleg Cassini on July 11, 1941. She and Cassini had two daughters, Antoinette Daria Cassini (born October 15, 1943) and Christina "Tina" Cassini (born November 19, 1948). Costume designer is a cinema term which refers to a person whose responsibilty is to design costumes for a movie or stage production. ... --76. ... Designer is a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. ... Oleg Cassini (April 11, 1913 – March 17, 2006) was an American fashion designer noted for being chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design her state wardrobe in the 1960s. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In June 1943, while pregnant with her first daughter, she contracted German measles during her only appearance at the Hollywood Canteen. Daria was born prematurely in Washington, D.C., weighing only 3 pounds, 2 ounces and requiring a total blood transfusion. Because of Tierney's illness, Daria was also deaf, partially blind with cataracts, and had severe mental retardation. Tierney's grief over the tragedy led to many years of depression and may have begun her bi-polar disorder. Some time after the tragedy surrounding her daughter Daria's birth, Tierney learned from a fan who approached her for an autograph at a Tennis party that the woman, then a member of the women's branch of the Marine Corps, had sneaked out of quarantine while sick with German measles to meet Tierney, at her Hollywood Canteen appearance. Rubella (also known as epidemic roseola, German measles or three-day measles) is a disease caused by the Rubella virus. ... The Hollywood Canteen operated at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, California between October 3, 1942 and the end of World War II as a club offering food and entertainment for American servicemen, usually on their way overseas. ... ... Blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood or blood-based products from one person into the circulatory system of another. ... The word deaf can have very different meanings depending on the background of the person speaking or the context in which the word is used. ... This article is about the visual condition. ... Human eye cross-sectional view, showing position of human lens. ... Mental retardation is a term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills (milestones) during childhood, and a significantly below-normal global intellectual capacity as an adult. ... Manic depression, with its two principal sub-types, bipolar disorder and major depression, was first clinically described near the end of the 19th century by psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who published his account of the disease in his Textbook of Psychiatry. ...


In her autobiography, Tierney related that after the woman had recounted her story, she just stared at her silently, then turned and walked away. She wrote, "After that I didn't care whether ever again I was anyone's favorite actress." Biographers have theorized that Agatha Christie used this real life tragedy as the basis of her plot for The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side.[1] The incident, as well as the circumstances under which the information is imparted to the actress, is repeated almost verbatim in the story. Tierney's tragedy had been well publicized for years previously. During this time, Howard Hughes, an old friend, saw to it that Daria received the best medical care available, paying for all of her medical expenses. Tierney never forgot Hughes' acts of kindness. Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime fiction writer. ... The Mirror Crackd from Side to Side (published in 1962), also known just as The Mirror Crackd is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie set in the fictional English village of St. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ...


Tierney separated from Cassini, challenged by the marital stress of Daria's condition, but they later reconciled and had a second daughter, Tina. During her separation, Tierney had two romances. The first was with Tyrone Power, her co-star in The Razor's Edge. That came to an end in the spring of 1946. During the filming of Dragonwyck, she met a young John F. Kennedy who was visiting the set. They began a romance that ended the following year, when Kennedy told her he could never marry her because of his political ambitions. Tierney then reconciled with Cassini, but they were divorced on February 28, 1952. In 1960, Tierney sent Kennedy a note of congratulations on his election victory although she later admitted that she voted for Richard Nixon because - "I thought that he would make a better president". Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nixon redirects here. ...


In 1958, she met Texas oil baron W. Howard Lee, who was married to Hedy Lamarr from 1953 to 1960. Tierney and Lee were married in Aspen on July 11, 1960 and lived in Houston. She loved life in Texas with Lee and became an expert bridge player. In 1962, 20th Century Fox announced she would play the lead role in Return to Peyton Place, but she became pregnant and dropped out of the project. She later miscarried. For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Synthetic motor oil For other uses, see Oil (disambiguation). ... Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian/Jewish-American actress and communications technology innovator. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Houston redirects here. ... Contract bridge, usually known simply as bridge, is a trick-taking card game of skill and chance (the relative proportions depend on the variant played). ... Return to Peyton Place is a 1959 novel by Grace Metalious. ... A pregnant woman Pregnancy is the process by which a mammalian female carries a live offspring from conception until it develops to the point where the offspring is capable of living outside the womb. ...


Her autobiography, Self-Portrait, in which she candidly discussed her life, career and mental illness, was published in 1979. Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


On February 17, 1981, she was widowed when Lee died after a long illness.[2] Tierney died in 1991 shortly before her 71st birthday, of emphysema in Houston, Texas.[3] She had started smoking after a screening of her first movie to lower her voice because "I sounded like an angry Minnie Mouse." She became a heavy smoker, which may have contributed to her death. She is interred beside Lee, in the Glenwood Cemetery. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Glenwood Cemetery is located in Houston and is the final resting place of Howard Hughes. ...


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Filmography

Year Title Role Director Other cast members Filmed in
1940 The Return of Frank James Eleanor Stone Fritz Lang Henry Fonda Technicolor
1940 Hudson's Bay Barbra Hall Irving Pichel Paul Muni
Vincent Price
1941 Tobacco Road Ellie Mae Lester John Ford Charley Grapewin
Dana Andrews
1941 Belle Starr Belle Starr Irving Cummings Randolph Scott
Dana Andrews
Technicolor
1941 Sundown Zia Henry Hathaway Bruce Cabot
1942 The Shanghai Gesture Victoria Charteris aka
Poppy Smith
Josef von Sternberg Walter Huston
1942 Son of Fury
The Story of Benjamin Blake
Eve John Cromwell Tyrone Power Sepia Tone
(sequences)
1942 Rings on Her Fingers Susan Miller aka
Linda Worthington
Rouben Mamoulian Henry Fonda
1942 Thunder Birds Kay Saunders William A. Wellman Preston Foster
John Sutton
Technicolor
1942 China Girl Miss Young Henry Hathaway George Montgomery
1943 Heaven Can Wait Martha Strabel Van Cleve Ernst Lubitsch Don Ameche Technicolor
1944 Laura Laura Hunt Otto Preminger Dana Andrews
Clifton Webb
Vincent Price
1945 A Bell for Adano Tina Tomasino Henry King John Hodiak
1945 Leave Her to Heaven Ellen Brent Harland John M. Stahl Cornel Wilde
Jeanne Crain
Vincent Price
Technicolor
1946 Dragonwyck Miranda Wells Van Ryn Joseph L. Mankiewicz Walter Huston
Vincent Price
1946 The Razor's Edge Isabel Bradley Maturin Edmund Goulding Tyrone Power
Anne Baxter
John Payne
1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Lucy Muir Joseph L. Mankiewicz Rex Harrison
George Sanders
Edna Best
1948 The Iron Curtain Anne Gouzenko William A. Wellman Dana Andrews
1948 That Wonderful Urge Sara Farley Robert B. Sinclair Tyrone Power
1949 Whirlpool Ann Sutton Otto Preminger Richard Conte
Jose Ferrer
1950 Night and the City Mary Bristol Jules Dassin Richard Widmark
1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends Morgan Taylor (Paine) Otto Preminger Dana Andrews
1951 The Mating Season Maggie Carleton McNulty Mitchell Leisen John Lund
Miriam Hopkins
Thelma Ritter
1951 On the Riviera Lili Duran Walter Lang Danny Kaye Technicolor
1951 The Secret of Convict Lake Marcia Stoddard Michael Gordon Glenn Ford
1951 Close to My Heart Midge Seridan William Keighley Ray Milland
1952 Way of a Gaucho Teresa Jacques Tourneur Rory Calhoun Technicolor
1952 Plymouth Adventure Dorothy Bradford Clarence Brown Spencer Tracy
Van Johnson
Leo Genn
Technicolor
1953 Never Let Me Go Marya Lamarkina Delmer Daves Clark Gable
1953 Personal Affair Kay Barlow Anthony Pelissier Leo Genn
Glynis Johns
1954 Black Widow Iris Denver Nunnally Johnson Ginger Rogers CinemaScope
Deluxe color
1954 The Egyptian Baketamon Michael Curtiz Jean Simmons
Victor Mature
Edmund Purdom
CinemaScope
Deluxe color
1955 The Left Hand of God Anne Scott Edward Dmytryk Humphrey Bogart CinemaScope
Deluxe colo
1962 Advise and Consent Dolly Harrison Otto Preminger Henry Fonda
Walter Pidgeon
Franchot Tone
Panavision
1963 Toys in the Attic Albertine Prine George Roy Hill Dean Martin
1963 Cuatro noches de la luna llena, Las
aka Four Nights of the Full Moon
Sobey Martin Dan Dailey
1964 The Pleasure Seekers Jane Barton Jean Negulesco Ann-Margret CinemaScope
Deluxe color

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Edmund Goulding (March 20, 1891 - December 21, 1959) was, among other things, an English-born film director. ... For the fictional soap opera character, see Anne Baxter (Neighbours). ... Payne in Kansas City Confidental John Payne was an American movie actor who is mainly remembered as a singer in 20th Century Fox film musicals. ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the film. ... Sir Reginald Rex Carey Harrison, KBE (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning English theatre and film actor. ... Do you mean: George Sanders (1906-1972), the British actor George Sanders, who was awarded the Victoria Cross on the first day of the Battle of the Somme This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Edna Best (March 3, 1900 - September 18, 1974) was a British actress. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... 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Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was an acclaimed Canadian-born actor from Hollywoods Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. ... Ray Milland (January 3, 1905 or 1907 – March 10, 1986) was an Oscar-winning Welsh actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Jacques Tourneur, born November 12, 1904 – died December 19, 1977, was a French film director. ... Rory Calhoun (born Francis Timothy McCown Durgin on August 8, 1922 – April 28, 1999) was born in Los Angeles, California. ... Plymouth Adventure is a motion picture drama released in 1952. ... Clarence Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987) was an American film director. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... 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Television

Year Title Role Director Other cast members Filmed in
1953 Toast of the Town
(The Ed Sullivan Show) Episode #6.33
Herself Ed Sullivan
1954 The 26th Annual Academy Awards Herself
Presenter: Costume Design Awards
1957 What's My Line?
Episode: August 25
Herself
(Mystery guest)
1960 General Electric Theater
Episode:Journey to a Wedding
Ellen Galloway
1969 The F.B.I
Episode: Conspiracy of Silence
Faye Simpson Jesse Hibbs Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. color
1969 Daughter of the Mind
(Made for TV movie)
Lenore Constable Walter Gruman Ray Milland color
1980 Scruples
(TV Mini-series)
Harriet Toppington Alan J.Levi Lindsay Wagner color

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Quotes

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About Tierney

  • "Undeniably the most beautiful woman in movie history" - Darryl F Zanuck, former chief of production and founder of Twentieth Century Fox.
  • "I want to to tell you, Miss Tierney, you gave me one of the most memorable evenings I ever had in the theater in your film Leave Her to Heaven. When I saw the expression on your face in the sequence in which you drowned the boy, I thought, ' That was acting.' "- Noel Coward, actor, playwright, composer.
  • "Although she was beautiful in her films, they couldn't quite capture all of her. Fortunately, I did, even if it was late in my life." - Spencer Tracy, actor.
  • "This one is in Technicolor. That means that the audience will also get the force of those Tierney green eyes. Now maybe they'll understand why scriptwriters have me go off the deep end every time I'm in the same picture as her." - Vincent Price actor.
  • "Gene is the luckiest, unlucky girl in the world" - Oleg Cassini, first husband, fashion designer.
  • "I see no reason why Miss Tierney should not have an interesting theatrical career, that is if cinema does not kidnap her away." - Richard Watts, Theater critic.
  • "The woman with the Mona Lisa smile who left us haunting images of her presence on screen forever remembered as 'the face in the misty light'." - Neil Doyle, film historian.
  • "Gene I really believe you have a future, and that's because you are the only girl I know who could survive so many bad pictures." - Joe Schenck, a top 20th Century Fox Executive.

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By Tierney

  • "Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test."
  • "I loved to eat. For all of Hollywoods rewards, I was hungry for most of those 25 years."
  • "Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults, it makes a victim of both parties."
  • "I do not recall spending long hours in a mirror loving my reflection."
  • "Wealth, beauty and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful."
  • "I sound like an angry Minnie Mouse" - (Statement made after hearing her voice for the first time at a screening of The Return of Frank James).

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Cultural references - Movie facts

  • Tierney negotiated a unique contract with a raise every six months and she was to be given half a year off-with written notice to the studio-to appear on Broadway.
  • When Grauman's Chinese Theatre resumed cement handprints and footprints after World War II ended in 1945, Gene was the first actor asked to continue the tradition. Laura (1944) had been a hit, and with the release of Leave Her to Heaven (1945), her star was rising fast in the mid-1940s.
  • She was well known for her prominent overbite, which was clearly protuberant in The Shanghai Gesture (1941).
  • Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis had a comedy routine in which Lewis (in boxing shorts and gear) states he's fighting Gene Tierney, Martin corrects Lewis and suggests that he must mean Gene Tunney (the heavyweight boxing champion). Lewis then quips, "You fight who you wanna fight, I'm fight'n who I wanna fight; I'm fight'n Gene Tierney."
  • Contrary to some published reports, Gene's birth name was never "Jean". Gene was named after a beloved uncle who died young as told in her autobiography, Self-Portrait.

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References

  1. ^ Biography. The Official Web Site of Gene Tierney (cmgww.com). Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
  2. ^ "W. Howard Lee", New York Times, 1981-08-18. Retrieved on 2007-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Gene Tierney, 70, Star of 'Laura' And 'Leave Her to Heaven,' Dies", New York Times, 1991-11-8. Retrieved on 2007-11-21. 
  • Cassini, Oleg (1987). In My Own Fashion: An Autobiography. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671626-40-X. 
  • Tierney, Gene (1979). Self-Portrait. Peter Wyden. ISBN 0-883261-52-9. 
  • Vogel, Michelle (2005). Gene Tierney: A Biography. McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-786420-35-9. 
  • Devillers, Marceau (1987). Gene Tierney: A Biography. Pygmalion/G.Watelel. ISBN 2857042302. 
  • Merigeau, Pascal (1987). Gene Tierney: A Biography. Paris. ISBN 2856011748. 

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Gene Tierney (981 words)
Gene Tierney was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 19, 1920 to well-to-do parents.
Gene Tierney was the hottest player around and the 1950's saw no let up as she appeared in a number of good films such as NIGHT AND THE CITY (1951), PLYMOUTH ADVENTURE (1952), PERSONAL AFFAIR (1953), and THE LEFT HAND OF GOD (1955).
Tierney, who was better known for her beauty than her talent, was the daughter of a wealthy stockbroker, and started acting on stage in the late 1930s.
Gene Tierney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1825 words)
She was born Gene Eliza Tierney in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Howard Sherwood Tierney and Belle Lavina Taylor.
Tierney died at age 70 of emphysema in Houston, Texas, and is interred, beside Lee, in Section E-1 of Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.
Tierney's second husband, Howard Lee, was married to Hedy Lamarr from 1953 to 1960.
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