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  • BIRTH 08/02/1921
  • DEATH 29/06/1995
  • Country United States
  • SHOW 1
  • MOVIES 25

Lana Turner

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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.

Lana Turner

Show

The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett Show
Self - Guest / Various Characters

Movies (25)

Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain
Actress in 'The Royal Rascal' (uncredited)
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life
Lora Meredith
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Cora Smith
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
Lady De Winter
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
(in "Johnny Eager" / "The Postman Always Rings Twice") (archive
Portrait in Black
Portrait in Black
Sheila Cabot
Green Dolphin Street
Green Dolphin Street
Marianne Patourel
The Sea Chase
The Sea Chase
Elsa Keller
The Adventures of Marco Polo
The Adventures of Marco Polo
Maid
Another Time, Another Place
Another Time, Another Place
Sara Scott
Slightly Dangerous
Slightly Dangerous
Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden
Strictly G.I.
Strictly G.I.
Self - Guest Star
Johnny Eager
Johnny Eager
Lisbeth 'Liz' Bard
Two Girls on Broadway
Two Girls on Broadway
Pat Mahoney
Diane
Diane
Diane de Poitiers - Countess de Breze
Andy Hardy Comes Home
Andy Hardy Comes Home
Cynthia Potter (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Bad and the Beautiful
The Bad and the Beautiful
Georgia Lorrison
Ziegfeld Girl
Ziegfeld Girl
Sheila Regan
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Beatrix 'Bea' Emery
These Glamour Girls
These Glamour Girls
Jane Thomas
Homecoming
Homecoming
Lt. Jane 'Snapshot' McCall
They Won't Forget
They Won't Forget
Mary Clay
The Big Cube
The Big Cube
Adriana Roman
Who's Got the Action?
Who's Got the Action?
Melanie Flood
Love Finds Andy Hardy
Love Finds Andy Hardy
Cynthia Potter