In 1957, the film Jet Pilot, which Leigh had filmed in 1949, was finally released.
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In 1996, she published her first novel, House of Destiny, which explored the lives of two friends who forged an empire that would change the course of Hollywood's history.
The same year, Leigh was cast in her most iconic role, as the morally ambiguous murder victim Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, co-starring with John Gavin and Anthony Perkins, and released by Universal.
Leigh was raised Presbyterian and sang in the local church choir throughout her childhood.
Also in 1954, Leigh had a supporting role in the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedy Living It Up 1954 for Paramount, followed by Universal's swashbuckler film The Black Shield of Falworth 1954 , in which she appeared opposite Curtis, marking their second feature together.