Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 81

Gender Female

Birthday 1921-02-08

Day of Death 1995-06-29 (74 years old)

Place of Birth Wallace, Idaho, USA

Also Known As

  • Julia Jean Turner

Login to report an issue

Biography

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.

Acting

2019
2017
2009
2002
2001
1994
1993
1988
1983
1982
1981
1980
1976
1976
1974
1969
1969
1969
1967
1966
1965
1965
1965
1962
1961
1961
1960
1959
1958
1958
1958
1957
1956
1956
1955
1955
1955
1954
1954
1953
1953
1952
1952
1952
1951
1950
1948
1948
1947
1947
1946
1945
1945
1944
1944
1943
1943
1943
1943
1943
1942
1941
1941
1941
1941
1940
1940
1940
1939
1939
1939
1939
1938
1938
1938
1938
1938
1937
1937
1937
1936

Production

1958

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?

Login