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Gene Tierney Biography and Filmography
Gene Tierney
Birthday: November 19, 1920
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 5' 7"
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One of Hollywood's most luminous actresses, Gene Tierney remains best remembered for her performance in the title role of the 1944 mystery classic Laura. Born November 20, 1920, in Brooklyn, NY, Tierney was the daughter of a wealthy insurance broker, and was educated in Connecticut and Switzerland; she traveled in social circles, and at a party met Anatole Litvak, who was so stunned by her beauty that he requested she screen test at Warner Bros. The studio offered a contract, but the salary was so low that her parents dissuaded her from signing; instead, Tierney pursued a stage career, making her Broadway debut in 1938's Mrs. O'Brien Entertains. A six-month contract was then offered by Columbia, which she accepted. However, after the studio failed to find her a project, she returned to New York to star on-stage in The Male Animal. The lead in MGM's National Velvet was offered her, but when the project was delayed Tierney signed with Fox, where in 1940 she made her film debut opposite Henry Fonda in the Fritz Lang Western The Return of Frank James.A small role in Hudson's Bay followed before Tierney essayed her first major role in John Ford's 1940 drama Tobacco Road. She then starred as the titular Belle Starr. Fox remained impressed with her skills, but critics consistently savaged her work. Inexplicably and wholly inappropriately, she was cast as a native girl in three consecutive features: Sundown, The Shanghai Gesture, and Son of Fury. Closer to home was 1942's Thunder Birds, in which Tierney starred as a socialite; however, she was just as quickly returned to more exotic fare later that same year for China Girl. A supporting turn in Ernst Lubitsch's classic 1943 comedy Heaven Can Wait signalled an upward turn in Tierney's career, however, and the following year she starred as the enigmatic Laura in Otto's Preminger's masterful mystery. After 1945's A Bell for Adano, she next appeared as a femme fatale in the melodrama Leave Her to Heaven, a performance which won her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination — her most successful film to date.Tierney continued working at a steady pace, and in 1946 co-starred with Tyrone Power in an adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel The Razor's Edge. The 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir was her last major starring role; from 1948's The Iron Curtain onward, she appeared primarily in smaller supporting performances in projects including the 1949 thriller Whirlpool and Jules Dassin's classic 1950 noir Night and the City. After 1952's Way of a Gaucho, Tierney's Fox contract expired, and at MGM she starred with Spencer Tracy in Plymouth Adventure, followed by the Clark Gable vehicle Never Let Me Go. The latter was filmed in Britain, and she remained there to shoot Personal Affair. While in Europe, Tierney also began a romance with Aly Khan, but their marriage plans were met by fierce opposition from the Aga Khan; dejectedly she returned to the U.S., where she appeared in 1954's Black Widow.After 1955's The Left Hand of God, Tierney's long string of personal troubles finally took their toll, and she left Hollywood and relocated to the Midwest, accepting a job in a small department store; there she was rediscovered in 1959, and Fox offered her a lead role in the film Holidays for Lovers. However, the stress of performing proved too great, and days into production Tierney quit to return to the clinic. In 1960 she married Texas oil baron Howard Lee. Two years later, Fox announced her for the lead role in Return to Peyton Place, but she became pregnant and dropped out of the project. Finally, Tierney returned to screens in 1962's Advise and Consent, followed a year later by Toys in the Attic. After 1964's The Pleasure Seekers, she again retired, but in 1969 starred in the TV movie Daughter of the Mind. Remaining out of the public eye for the next decade, in 1979 Tierney published an autobiography, Self-Portrait, and in 1980 appeared in the miniseries Scruples; the performance was her last — she died in Houston on November 6, 1991.
Daughter of the Mind (1969)
The Pleasure Seekers (1964)
[ Ann-Margret ][ Carol Lynley ][ Pamela Tiffin ]
Toys in the Attic (1963)
[ Yvette Mimeux ]
Cuatro noches de la luna llena, Las (1963)
Advise & Consent (1962)
[ Betty White ]
The Left Hand of God (1955)
[ Agnes Moorehead ]
Black Widow (1954)
[ Ginger Rodgers ]
The Egyptian (1954)
[ Jean Simmons ]
Personal Affair (1953)
[ Glynis Johns ]
Never Let Me Go (1953)
Plymouth Adventure (1952)
Way of a Gaucho (1952)
Close to My Heart (1951)
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)
On the Riviera (1951)
[ Joi Lansing ]
The Mating Season (1951)
[ Jan Sterling ]
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Night and the City (1950)
Whirlpool (1949)
That Wonderful Urge (1948)
The Iron Curtain (1948)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
[ Natalie Wood ]
The Razor's Edge (1946)
[ Anne Baxter ][ Elsa Lanchester ]
Dragonwyck (1946)
[ Jessica Tandy ]
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
A Bell for Adano (1945)
Laura (1944)
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)
[ Elsa Lanchester ]
China Girl (1942)
[ Ann Pennington ]
Thunder Birds (1942)
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
Sundown (1941)
[ Dorothy Dandridge ]
Belle Starr (1941)
Tobacco Road (1941)
Hudson's Bay (1941)
The Return of Frank James (1940)
  • Her first daughter was born mentally retarded because Gene had contracted measles during a U.S.O. tour. This served as the uncredited inspiration for the plot of the 1980 Agatha Christie movie The Mirror Crack'd (1980).
  • Interred at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • During her first film she discovered that her voice was too high and it was suggested that she take up smoking to lower her voice. It worked, but she eventually died of emphysema.
  • Two daughters, Daria and Christina.
  • Measurements: 35B-25-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Was represented by the John Robert Powers Agency as a fashion model in the 1930s.
  • Darryl F. Zanuck, founder of 20th Century Fox, said she was unquestionably the most beautiful woman in movie history.
  • Howard Hughes provided the funds for her retarded daughter's medical care.
  • Second husband, Howard Lee, was originally married to Hedy Lamarr before he married Tierney.
  • Had her share of love affairs during her Hollywood reign, including a notorious one with John F. Kennedy, whom she met while filming Dragonwyck (1946). Kennedy broke it up because of his political aspirations. She also had dalliances with Tyrone Power during production of The Razor's Edge (1946) and with Prince Aly Khan in the early 1950s.
  • MGM offered her the lead in National Velvet (1944) but when the production was delayed, she instead signed with Fox.
  • Received extensive shock treatment in the 1950s while battling her mental instability.
  • Tierney was in the throes of suicidal depression and was admitted to the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, on Christmas Day in 1957, after police talked her down from a building ledge. She was released from Menningers the following year.
  • Fox offered Gene a lead role in Holiday for Lovers (1959) following her rehabilitation therapy. However, the stress proved too great and she was forced to leave the production.
  • Spoke fluent French.
  • Discovered she was expecting daughter Daria while filming Heaven Can Wait (1943). Began filming Laura (1944), after returning from her maternity leave.
  • Younger daughter, Christina "Tina" Cassini, was born on her 28th birthday, 19th November 1948.
  • Gave her name as "Gene Eliza Taylor Tierney" upon her marriage to Oleg Cassini in Las Vegas.
  • Daughter, Antoinette Daria Cassini, was born in Washington, D.C., on 15th October 1943.
  • Ex-sister-in-law of Igor Cassini.
  • She appeared in five films with Dana Andrews: Tobacco Road (1941), Belle Starr (1941), Laura (1944), The Iron Curtain (1948) and Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950).

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