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Brewer's: Leigh

(Aurora) (pron. Lee). The heroine of Mrs. Browning's poem so called, designed to show the noble aim of true art. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894LeilahLeices…

The Auroras

The “northern lights” (Aurora borealis) as well as the “southern lights” (Aurora australis) are upper-atmosphere phenomena of astronomical origin. The auroras center a…

Janet Leigh

Name at birth: Jeanette Helen MorrisonBlonde, calmly beautiful and undeniably a grownup, Janet Leigh was one of the biggest movie stars of the 1950s. Leigh began making movies in 1947, and her 11-yea…

Vivien Leigh

Name at birth: Vivian Mary HartleyVivien Leigh didn't make many films, but she made movie history with her portrayal of Scarlett in Gone With the Wind (1939, opposite Clark Gable), winning her first O…

Mike Leigh

Oscar-nominated filmmaker and playwright Mike Leigh is famous for bittersweet stories of the English working-class, but his best known films in recent years include the optimistic Happy-Go-Lucky (2008…

Mike Leigh Biography

Mike Leigh director, screenwriter Born: 2/20/1943 Birthplace: Salford, England As director and screenwriter, Leigh works improvisationally with actors in the early stages of developing …

Jennifer Jason Leigh Biography

Jennifer Jason Leighactress Born: 2/5/1962Birthplace: Los Angeles Daughter of actor Vic Morrow and of actress/writer Barbara Turner, actress Leigh is often recognized for her lost, wistful air that al…

Janet Leigh Biography

Janet Leigh(Jeanette Helen Morrison)actressBorn: 7/6/1927Birthplace: Merced, California At first cast in routine ingénue roles, Leigh became a capable leading lady, especially compellin…

Vivien Leigh Biography

Vivien Leigh (Vivian Mary Hartley)actress Born: 11/5/1913Birthplace: Darjeeling, India Legendary in her Oscar-winning role as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939), Leigh also was famous for h…

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Name at birth: Jennifer Leigh MorrowIn the movies, Jennifer Jason Leigh is best known for playing deranged misfits, as in the 1990s thriller Single White Female and in Quentin Tarantino's 2015 western…