Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney

in Brooklyn , The United States
November 19, 1920

November 06, 1991



Gene Tierney was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 19, 1920, to well-to-do parents. Her father was a very successful insurance broker and her mother was a former teacher.

By 1938 she was performing on Broadway in "What a Life!" and understudied for "The Primerose Path" (1938) at the same time. Her wealthy father set up a corporation that was only to promote her theatrical pursuits.

After being spotted by the legendary Darryl F. Zanuck during a stage performance of the hit show "The Male Animal" (1940), Gene was signed to a contract with 20th Century-Fox. Her first role as Barbara Hall in "Hudson's Bay" (1941) would be the send-off vehicle for her career. Later that year she appeared in" The Return of Frank James" (1940). The next ye

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“I existed in a world that never is , a prison of the mind.”
Gene Tierney

“I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes while reminding us of what used to be.”
Gene Tierney

“She's another Deanna Durbin,' [Harry] Cohn said, 'except that she can't sing.”
Gene Tierney, Self-Portrait