Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, she is best remembered for her performance in the title role of Laura (1944) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Actress in Leave Her To Heaven (1945). Other notable movies include Heaven Can Wait (1943), The Razor’s Edge (1946), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) The Mating Season (1951) and The Left Hand Of God (1955). In 1979, she wrote an autobiography called Self-Portrait, in which she candidly discussed her tragic life, career and mental illness. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Tierney has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.