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Today in History: June 4th, 1951

Photo Credit: Richard C. Miller / Donaldson Collection / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Richard C. Miller / Donaldson Collection / Getty Images

Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis Get Married

On June 4, 1951, Hollywood stars Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis tied the knot in a glamorous ceremony in Greenwich, Connecticut. The marriage of these two popular actors captivated the public and the media, symbolizing the allure and charm of 1950s Hollywood.

Janet Leigh, born Jeanette Helen Morrison, had become a well-known actress by the early 1950s. Discovered by actress Norma Shearer, Leigh quickly rose to fame with her talent and versatility, starring in a variety of films from musicals to thrillers. Tony Curtis, born Bernard Schwartz, was also a rising star, known for his good looks and charismatic performances in adventure films and comedies. Their paths crossed in the bustling world of Hollywood, leading to a romance that fascinated fans and the press alike.

Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis cut the cake during their wedding, people sitting around them.
Actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh cutting the cake on their wedding day, June 4, 1951. (Photo Credit: Archive Photos / Getty Images)

The wedding was a significant event, covered extensively by the media. It took place in the charming town of Greenwich, Connecticut, and was attended by close friends and family. At the time, Hollywood marriages were major public events, and Leigh and Curtis’s union was no exception. They epitomized the glamour and excitement of the entertainment industry during that era. Both actors were at the height of their careers, with Leigh gaining critical acclaim and Curtis solidifying his status as a leading man. Their relationship added a touch of real-life romance to the silver screen.

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The pair remained married for 11 years, divorcing in 1962. Despite the end of their marriage, both continued to enjoy successful careers. Leigh’s role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) earned her lasting fame, while Curtis continued to charm audiences with his performances. Their legacy extends through their daughters, Kelly Lee Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis, both of whom pursued acting careers and made significant contributions to the industry.

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