'Psycho' Star Janet Leigh Dies

Actress Janet Leigh appears as Marion Crane in the famous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic thriller 'Psycho.' Leigh has starred in 50 movies, appearing opposite many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Yet she will ever be famous as the girl in the shower. Leigh died Sunday at her Beverly Hills home according to a spokeswoman. She was 77. (AP Photo/File, HO)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Janet Leigh, the wholesome beauty whose shocking murder in the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller “Psycho” was credited with making generations of film fans think twice about stepping into a motel room shower, has died. She was 77.

It’s hard to explain to those to who grew up on slasher flicks and “can you top this” horror-fests just how groundbreaking and frightening Leigh’s performance in “Psycho” was.

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