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Gene Eliza Tierney, 1920-11-19 ~ 1991-11-06, was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, Tierney acted in the title role of Laura (1944) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Ellen Berent in Leave Her to Heaven (1945).

Other notable roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943), Isabel Bradley Maturin in The Razor's Edge (1946), Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Ann Sutton in Whirlpool (1949), Maggie Carleton McNulty in The Mating Season (1951) and Anne Scott in The Left Hand of God (1955).

Gene Tierney died in 1991 of emphysema in Houston, Texas. She had reportedly started smoking after a screening of her first movie to lower her voice because "I sound like an angry Minnie Mouse", and later became a heavy smoker. She is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Tierney was survived by daughters Antoinette Daria Cassini and Christina Cassini. Daria died on September 11, 2010, a month before her 67th birthday, and was interred beside her mother.

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