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Lana Turner

Lana Turner

Gender: female | Birthday: 1921-02-08 | Place of Birth:

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

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Known For

That's Entertainment! III
That's Entertainment! III

That's Entertainment! III   

Release Date: 
1994

Rating: 7.5

Director: Gene Kelly / Bud Friedgen /

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid   

Release Date: 
1982

Rating: 6.5

Director: Charles Laughton / Burt Lancaster /

Stars: 
Steve Martin  /  Rachel Ward  /  Alan Ladd
Madame X
Madame X

Madame X   

Release Date: 
1966

Rating: 6

Director: David Lowell Rich /

Stars: 
Lana Turner  /  John Forsythe  /  Constance Bennett
Portrait in Black
Portrait in Black

Portrait in Black   

Release Date: 
1960

Rating: 6.1

Director: Michael Gordon / Anthony Quinn /

Stars: 
Lana Turner  /  Anthony Quinn  /  Richard Basehart
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life   

Release Date: 
1959

Rating: 7.2

Director: Douglas Sirk /

Stars: 
Lana Turner  /  Juanita Moore  /  John Gavin
Peyton Place
Peyton Place

Peyton Place   

Release Date: 
1957

Rating: 6.5

Director: Mark Robson / Lee Philips /

Stars: 
Lana Turner  /  Diane Varsi  /  Hope Lange
The Sea Chase
The Sea Chase

The Sea Chase   

Release Date: 
1955

Rating: 5.6

Director: John Farrow / John Wayne /

Stars: 
John Wayne  /  Lana Turner  /  David Farrar
Betrayed
Betrayed

Betrayed   

Release Date: 
1954

Rating: 5.3

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt /

Stars: 
Clark Gable  /  Lana Turner  /  Victor Mature

Acting

1982
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

as    (in "Johnny Eager" / "The Postman Always Rings Twice") (archive footage)

1966
Madame X

as    Holly Parker

1960
Portrait in Black

as    Sheila Cabot

1959
Imitation of Life

as    Lora Meredith

1957
Peyton Place

as    Constance MacKenzie

1954
Betrayed

as    Carla Van Oven

1952
The Bad and the Beautiful

as    Georgia Lorrison

1948
The Three Musketeers

as    Lady De Winter

1946
The Postman Always Rings Twice

as    Cora Smith

1941
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

as    Beatrix Emery

1938
Love Finds Andy Hardy

as    Cynthia Potter

1937
Topper

as    Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

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