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Lana Turner

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Turner in vxa publicity photo for Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Source: Wikipedia

Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress. Discovered in 1937 by a reporter as she sipped a soda in a Hollywood ice cream parlor and signed to a film contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the age of 16, Turner first attracted attention in They Won't Forget (1937), and later starred in featured roles, often as an ingenue.

Fact file

  • Born: Julia Jean Turner February 8, 1921 Wallace, Idaho, U.S.
  • Died: June 29, 1995 (aged 74) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Throat cancer
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Hollywood High School
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1937–85
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Spouse(s): Artie Shaw (m. 1939; div. 1940) Joseph Stephen Crane (m. 1942; div. 1943) Joseph Stephen Crane (m. 1943; div. 1944) Henry J. Topping (m. 1948; div. 1952) Lex Barker (m. 1953; div. 1957) Fred May (m. 1960; div. 1962) Robert Eaton (m. 1965; div. 1969) Ronald Dante (m. 1969; div. 1972)
  • Children: Cheryl Crane (born 1943)

Read more about Lana Turner at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Smog, Baseball, And Lana Turner: 1950s Downtown L.A. In Photos
LAist - News from LA, 2017-06-09 22:31:28
  The 1950s saw the arrival of the Dodgers to the city, as well as changes to the architectural face of downtown. [ more › ]

Variety, 2016-08-16 16:30:49
Ever since Lana Turner was discovered at a Sunset Boulevard cafe, there have been tales of young people stumbling into stardom. In that tradition comes Markees Christmas, star of the Sundance sensation “Morris From America,” who fell into a leading role and a new calling thanks to bad grades and ...

Toronto: ‘Heaven Knows What’ Directors on Lead Actress Arielle Holmes
Variety, 2014-09-08 16:00:45
It wasn’t exactly Lana Turner at the soda fountain, but the manner in which filmmaker brothers Benny and Joshua Safdie happened upon Arielle Holmes, the lead actress and muse for “Heaven Knows What,” their searing tale of drug addiction and homelessness among New York teens, was perhaps even more unbelievable. ...

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