Gene Eliza Tierney was an American film and stage actress.
45 Facts About Gene Tierney
Gene Eliza Tierney was born on November 19,1920, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Howard Sherwood Tierney and Belle Lavinia Taylor.
Gene Tierney was named after a beloved uncle, who died young.
Gene Tierney had an elder brother, Howard Sherwood "Butch" Tierney Jr.
Gene Tierney attended St Margaret's School in Waterbury, Connecticut, and the Unquowa School in Fairfield.
Gene Tierney published her first poem, "Night", in the school magazine and wrote poetry occasionally throughout her life.
Gene Tierney spent two years in Europe, attending Brillantmont International School in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she learned to speak fluent French.
Gene Tierney returned to the US in 1936 and attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut.
Gene Tierney became a protegee of Broadway producer-director George Abbott.
Gene Tierney's father set up a corporation, Belle-Tier, to fund and promote her acting career.
Gene Tierney met Howard Hughes, who tried unsuccessfully to seduce her.
Gene Tierney was initially offered the lead role in National Velvet, but production was delayed.
Gene Tierney was the toast of Broadway before her 20th birthday.
The Male Animal was a hit, and Gene Tierney was featured in Life.
Gene Tierney was photographed by Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Collier's Weekly.
Gene Tierney signed with 20th Century-Fox and her motion picture debut was in a supporting role as Eleanor Stone in Fritz Lang's Western The Return of Frank James, opposite Henry Fonda.
Gene Tierney played Eve in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake, as well as the dual role of Susan Miller in Rouben Mamoulian's screwball comedy Rings on Her Fingers, and roles as Kay Saunders in Thunder Birds, and Miss Young in China Girl.
Gene Tierney starred in what became her best-remembered role: the title role in Otto Preminger's film noir Laura, opposite Dana Andrews.
Gene Tierney then starred as Miranda Wells in Dragonwyck, along with Walter Huston and Vincent Price.
Gene Tierney played Lucy Muir in Mankiewicz's The Ghost and Mrs Muir, opposite Rex Harrison.
Gene Tierney appeared in two other films noir: Jules Dassin's Night and the City, shot in London, and Otto Preminger's Where the Sidewalk Ends, reunited with both Preminger and leading man Dana Andrews, with whom she appeared in five movies total including The Iron Curtain and, before Laura, Belle Starr and Tobacco Road.
Gene Tierney was lent to Paramount Pictures, giving a comic turn as Maggie Carleton in Mitchell Leisen's ensemble farce, The Mating Season, with John Lund, Thelma Ritter, and Miriam Hopkins.
Gene Tierney gave a tender performance as Midge Sheridan in the Warner Bros.
Gene Tierney played Marya Lamarkina opposite Clark Gable in Never Let Me Go, filmed in England.
Gene Tierney remained in Europe to play Kay Barlow in United Artists' Personal Affair.
Early in 1953, Gene Tierney returned to the US to co-star in the film noir Black Widow as Iris Denver, with Ginger Rogers and Van Heflin.
Gene Tierney dropped out of Mogambo and was replaced by Grace Kelly.
Gene Tierney consulted a psychiatrist and was admitted to Harkness Pavilion in New York.
Gene Tierney later became an outspoken opponent of shock treatment therapy, claiming it had destroyed significant portions of her memory.
Police were called, and afterwards, Gene Tierney's family arranged for her to be admitted to the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.
Gene Tierney made a screen comeback in Advise and Consent, co-starring with Franchot Tone and reuniting with director Otto Preminger.
Gene Tierney returned to star in the television movie Daughter of the Mind with Don Murray and Ray Milland.
Gene Tierney's parents opposed the marriage because he was from a Russian-Italian family and born in France.
Gene Tierney had two daughters, Antoinette Daria Cassini and Christina "Tina" Cassini.
In June 1943, while pregnant with Daria, Gene Tierney contracted rubella, likely from a fan ill with the disease.
In 1960, Gene Tierney sent Kennedy a note of congratulations on his victory in the presidential election.
Gene Tierney was twice jailed for contempt, and in 2022 filed a $350 million lawsuit against the court over the estate battle.
Cassini and Gene Tierney remained friends until her death in November 1991.
In 1958, Tierney met Texas oil baron W Howard Lee, who had been married to actress Hedy Lamarr since 1953.
Lee and Gene Tierney married in Aspen, Colorado, on July 11,1960.
Gene Tierney appeared in a November 1960 broadcast of General Electric Theater, during which time she discovered that she was pregnant.
In 1986, Gene Tierney was honored alongside actor Gregory Peck with the first Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.
Gene Tierney has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard.
Gene Tierney died of emphysema on November 6,1991, in Houston, 13 days before her 71st birthday.
Certain documents of Gene Tierney's film-related material, personal papers, letters, etc.