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Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress. Discovered and signed to a film contract by MGM at the age of sixteen, Turner first attracted attention in They Won't Forget (1937). She played featured roles, often as the ingenue, in such films as Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938). During the early 1940s she established herself as a leading actress in such films as Johnny Eager (1941), Ziegfeld Girl (1941) and Somewhere I'll Find You (1942). She is known as one of the first Hollywood scream queens thanks to her role in the 1941 horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). Her popularity continued through the 1950s, in such films as The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Peyton Place (1957), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1958, her daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed Turner's lover Johnny Stompanato to death. A coroner's inquest brought considerable media attention to Turner and concluded that Crane had acted in self defense. Turner's next film, Imitation of Life (1959), proved to be one of the greatest successes of her career, but from the early 1960s, her roles were fewer. She gained recognition near the end of her career with a recurring guest role in the television series Falcon Crest during 1982 and 1983. Turner made her final television appearance in 1991, and died from throat cancer in 1995

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress. Discovered and signed to a film contract by MGM at the age of sixteen, Turner first attracted attention in They Won't Forget (1937). She played featured roles, often as the ingenue, in such films as Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938). During the early 1940s she established herself as a leading actress in such films as Johnny Eager (1941), Ziegfeld Girl (1941) and Somewhere I'll Find You (1942). She is known as one of the first Hollywood scream queens thanks to her role in the 1941 horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). Her popularity continued through the 1950s, in such films as The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Peyton Place (1957), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1958, her daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed Turner's lover Johnny Stompanato to death. A coroner's inquest brought considerable media attention to Turner and concluded that Crane had acted in self defense. Turner's next film, Imitation of Life (1959), proved to be one of the greatest successes of her career, but from the early 1960s, her roles were fewer. She gained recognition near the end of her career with a recurring guest role in the television series Falcon Crest during 1982 and 1983. Turner made her final television appearance in 1991, and died from throat cancer in 1995

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 79

Birthday 1921-02-08

Day of Death 1995-06-29

Place of Birth Wallace - Idaho - USA

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Also Known As

  • Julia Jean Turner

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner as Herself (archive footage)
2017 This Is Bob Hope... as Herself (archive footage)
2009 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
2002 Reflections of Evil as Tracy Carlyle Hastings (archive footage)
2001 Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song
1994 That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as (archive footage)
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as (in "Johnny Eager" / "The Postman Always Rings Twice") (archive footage)
1981 Falcon Crest (6 episodes)
1980 Witches' Brew as Vivian Cross
1976 Bittersweet Love as Claire
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1974 Persecution as Carrie Masters
1969 Harold Robbins' The Survivors (14 episodes)
1969 The Big Cube as Adriana Roman
1967 The Carol Burnett Show (1 episode)
1966 Madame X as Holly Parker
1965 Hollywood My Home Town
1965 The Love Goddesses
1965 Love Has Many Faces as Kit Jordan
1962 Who's Got the Action? as Melanie Flood
1961 Bachelor in Paradise as Rosemary E. Howard
1961 By Love Possessed as Marjorie Penrose
1960 Portrait in Black as Sheila Cabot
1959 Imitation of Life as Lora Meredith
1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home as Cynthia Potter (stock footage)
1958 Another Time, Another Place as Sara Scott
1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer as Maggie Colby
1957 Peyton Place as Constance MacKenzie
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1 episode)
1956 Diane as Diane de Poitiers - Countess de Breze
1955 The Rains of Ranchipur as Lady Edwina Esketh
1955 The Sea Chase as Elsa Keller
1955 The Prodigal as Samarra
1954 Betrayed as Carla Van Oven
1954 Flame and the Flesh as Madeline
1953 Latin Lovers as Nora Taylor
1953 The Academy Awards (3 episodes)
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful as Georgia Lorrison
1952 The Merry Widow as Crystal Radek
1952 Singin' in the Rain as Actress in 'The Royal Rascal' (uncredited)
1951 Mr. Imperium as Fredda Barlo
1950 A Life of Her Own as Lily Brannel James
1948 The Three Musketeers as Lady De Winter
1948 Homecoming as Lt. Jane 'Snapshot' McCall
1947 Cass Timberlane as Virginia 'Jinny' Marshland
1947 Green Dolphin Street as Marianne Patourel
1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice as Cora Smith
1945 Week-End at the Waldorf as Bunny Smith
1945 Keep Your Powder Dry as Valerie Parks
1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair as Theodora "Theo" Scoffield West
1944 Twenty Years After
1943 Du Barry Was a Lady as Lana Turner (uncredited)
1943 Show-Business at War as Herself
1943 Slightly Dangerous as Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden
1943 The Youngest Profession as Herself - Guest Star
1943 Strictly G.I. as Herself
1942 Somewhere I'll Find You as Paula Lane
1941 Johnny Eager as Lisbeth 'Liz' Bard
1941 Honky Tonk as Elizabeth Cotton
1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Beatrix 'Bea' Emery
1941 Ziegfeld Girl as Sheila Regan
1940 We Who Are Young as Margy Brooks
1940 Two Girls on Broadway as Pat Mahoney
1940 The Miracle of Sound
1939 Dancing Co-Ed as Patty Marlow
1939 Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga as Herself
1939 These Glamour Girls as Jane Thomas
1939 Calling Dr. Kildare as Rosalie Lewett
1938 Dramatic School as Mado
1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl as Helen
1938 Four's a Crowd as Passerby (uncredited)
1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy as Cynthia Potter
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo as Maid
1937 The Great Garrick as Mlle. Auber
1937 They Won't Forget as Mary Clay
1937 Topper as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
1936 Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1)

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