Lana Turner Biography

Julia Jean "Lana" Turner was an American film and television actress.

Discovered and signed to a film contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the age of sixteen, Turner first attracted attention in They Won't Forget. She played featured roles, often as the ingenue, in such films as Love Finds Andy Hardy. During the early 1940s she established herself as a leading actress in such films as Johnny Eager, Honky Tonk, Ziegfeld Girl and Somewhere I'll Find You. She appeared 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. Her popularity continued through the 1950s, in such films as The Bad and the Beautiful and Peyton Place, 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, proved to be one of the greatest successes of her career, but from the early 1960s, her roles were fewer. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Lana Turner
Full Name:
Julia Jean Turner
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
February 8, 1920
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
June 29, 1995
Age at Death:
75
Cause of Death:
Laryngeal cancer
Marriages
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