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Lana Turner

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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Feb 8, 1921 In Wallace, Idaho, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) 1936-09-11
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner 2019-05-22
Known For
Poster of Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song
Poster of Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Poster of The Three Musketeers
Poster of The Postman Always Rings Twice
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner Herself (archive footage) 2019-05-22
Movie This Is Bob Hope... Herself (archive footage) 2017-12-29
Movie 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year Unknown 2009-07-02
Movie Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2002-03-21
Movie Reflections of Evil Tracy Carlyle Hastings (archive footage) 2002-03-22
Movie Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (archive footage) 2001-10-01
Movie Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Lana Turner (archive footage) 1996-01-22
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie La Classe américaine Isabelle (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Movie The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (archive footage) 1988-10-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (in "Johnny Eager" / "The Postman Always Rings Twice") (archive footage) 1982-05-21
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Movie Witches' Brew Vivian Cross 1980-01-01
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie Bittersweet Love Claire 1976-10-01
Movie Persecution Carrie Masters 1974-11-07
Movie The Last of the Powerseekers Tracy Carlyle Hastings 1969-01-01
Series Harold Robbins' The Survivors 1969-09-22
Movie The Big Cube Adriana Roman 1969-04-30
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie Madame X Holly Parker 1966-01-01
Movie Love Has Many Faces Kit Jordan 1965-02-24
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie The Love Goddesses Unknown 1965-03-03
Movie Who's Got the Action? Melanie Flood 1962-12-25
Movie By Love Possessed Marjorie Penrose 1961-07-19
Movie Bachelor in Paradise Rosemary E. Howard 1961-11-01
Movie Portrait in Black Sheila Cabot 1960-07-27
Movie Imitation of Life Lora Meredith 1959-10-02
Movie The Lady Takes a Flyer Maggie Colby 1958-01-30
Movie Another Time, Another Place Sara Scott 1958-05-02
Movie Andy Hardy Comes Home Cynthia Potter (archive footage) (uncredited) 1958-12-22
Movie Peyton Place Constance MacKenzie 1957-12-13
Movie Diane Diane de Poitiers - Countess de Breze 1956-01-12
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie The Prodigal Samarra 1955-05-06
Movie The Rains of Ranchipur Lady Edwina Esketh 1955-12-14
Movie The Sea Chase Elsa Keller 1955-06-04
Movie Flame and the Flesh Madeline 1954-05-05
Movie Betrayed Carla Van Oven 1954-09-07
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Latin Lovers Nora Taylor 1953-08-12
Movie Singin' in the Rain Actress in 'The Royal Rascal' (uncredited) 1952-04-09
Movie The Merry Widow Crystal Radek 1952-09-05
Movie The Bad and the Beautiful Georgia Lorrison 1952-12-25
Movie Mr. Imperium Fredda Barlo 1951-03-02
Movie A Life of Her Own Lily Brannel James 1950-09-01
Movie The Three Musketeers Lady De Winter 1948-10-19
Movie Homecoming Lt. Jane 'Snapshot' McCall 1948-04-29
Movie Green Dolphin Street Marianne Patourel 1947-01-15
Movie Cass Timberlane Virginia 'Jinny' Marshland 1947-11-06
Movie The Postman Always Rings Twice Cora Smith 1946-05-02
Movie Week-End at the Waldorf Bunny Smith 1945-10-04
Movie Keep Your Powder Dry Valerie Parks 1945-04-01
Movie Twenty Years After Unknown 1944-01-01
Movie Marriage Is a Private Affair Theodora "Theo" Scoffield West 1944-08-23
Movie Strictly G.I. Herself 1943-01-01
Movie The Youngest Profession Herself - Guest Star 1943-02-26
Movie Du Barry Was a Lady Lana Turner (uncredited) 1943-08-13
Movie Show-Business at War Herself 1943-05-21
Movie Slightly Dangerous Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden 1943-04-01
Movie Somewhere I'll Find You Paula Lane 1942-08-27
Movie Johnny Eager Lisbeth 'Liz' Bard 1941-12-09
Movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Beatrix 'Bea' Emery 1941-08-12
Movie Ziegfeld Girl Sheila Regan 1941-04-25
Movie Honky Tonk Elizabeth Cotton 1941-10-01
Movie The Miracle of Sound 1940-01-01
Movie Two Girls on Broadway Pat Mahoney 1940-04-19
Movie We Who Are Young Margy Brooks 1940-07-19
Movie Calling Dr. Kildare Rosalie Lewett 1939-04-28
Movie These Glamour Girls Jane Thomas 1939-08-18
Movie Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga Herself (uncredited) 1939-09-02
Movie Dancing Co-Ed Patty Marlow 1939-09-29
Movie Four's a Crowd Passerby (uncredited) 1938-08-04
Movie The Adventures of Marco Polo Maid 1938-04-07
Movie Love Finds Andy Hardy Cynthia Potter 1938-07-22
Movie Rich Man, Poor Girl Helen 1938-08-12
Movie Dramatic School Mado 1938-12-09
Movie They Won't Forget Mary Clay 1937-07-14
Movie The Great Garrick Mlle. Auber 1937-10-30
Movie Topper Nightclub Patron (uncredited) 1937-07-16
Movie Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) 1936-09-11