Lana Turner

Television Actress / Film Actress / Stage Actress / Model (person) | * 02/08/1921 († 74, 06/29/1995) | Wallace, Idaho (United States of America (USA))
Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress. Over the course of her nearly 50-year career, she achieved fame as both a pin-up model and a film actress, as well as for her highly publicized personal life. In the mid-1940s, she was one of the highest-paid actresses in the United States, and one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's (MGM) biggest stars, with her films earning more than $50 million for the studio during her 18-year contract with them. Turner is frequently cited as a popular culture icon of Hollywood glamour and a screen legend of classical Hollywood cinema. Born to working-class parents in northern Idaho, Turner spent her childhood there before her family relocated to San Francisco. In 1936, when Turner was 15, she was discovered while purchasing a soda at the Top Hat Malt Shop in Hollywood. At the age of 16, she was signed to a personal contract by Warner Bros. director Mervyn LeRoy, who took her with him when he transferred to MGM in 1938. She soon attracted attention by playing the role of a murder victim in her film debut, LeRoy's They Won't Forget (1937), and she later moved into supporting roles, often appearing as an ingénue. During th... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Lana Turner

Donostia Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Lana Turner as Actress(77)

as Herself (archive footage)2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as Tracy Carlyle Hastings (archive footage)2002 Reflections of Evil
as (archive footage)2001 Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Isabelle (archive footage)1993 La Classe américaine
as Herself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (in "Johnny Eager" / "The Postman Always Rings Twice") (archive footage)1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
as Vivian Cross1980 Witches' Brew
as Claire1976 Bittersweet Love
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as Carrie Masters1974 Persecution
as Adriana Roman1969 The Big Cube
as Tracy Carlyle Hastings1969 The Last of the Powerseekers
as Holly Parker1966 Madame X
as Kit Jordan1965 Love Has Many Faces
as Melanie Flood1962 Who's Got the Action?
as Marjorie Penrose1961 By Love Possessed
as Rosemary E. Howard1961 Bachelor in Paradise
as Sheila Cabot1960 Portrait in Black
as Lora Meredith1959 Imitation of Life
as Sara Scott1958 Another Time, Another Place
as Maggie Colby1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer
as Cynthia Potter (archive footage) (uncredited)1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home
as Constance MacKenzie1957 Peyton Place
as Diane de Poitiers - Countess de Breze1956 Diane
as Samarra1955 The Prodigal
as Elsa Keller1955 The Sea Chase
as Lady Edwina Esketh1955 The Rains of Ranchipur
as Madeline1954 Flame and the Flesh
as Carla Van Oven1954 Betrayed
as Nora Taylor1953 Latin Lovers
as Georgia Lorrison1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
as Crystal Radek1952 The Merry Widow
as Actress in 'The Royal Rascal' (uncredited)1952 Singin' in the Rain
as Fredda Barlo1951 Mr. Imperium
as Lily Brannel James1950 A Life of Her Own
as Lt. Jane 'Snapshot' McCall1948 Homecoming
as Lady De Winter1948 The Three Musketeers
as Marianne Patourel1947 Green Dolphin Street
as Virginia 'Jinny' Marshland1947 Cass Timberlane
as Valerie Parks1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
as Bunny Smith1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
as Theodora "Theo" Scoffield West1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
as Herself - Guest Star1943 The Youngest Profession
as herself1943 Show-Business at War
as Lana Turner (uncredited)1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
as herself1943 Strictly G.I.
as Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden1943 Slightly Dangerous
as Paula Lane1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
as Elizabeth Cotton1941 Honky Tonk
as Beatrix 'Bea' Emery1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
as Sheila Regan1941 Ziegfeld Girl
as Lisbeth 'Liz' Bard1941 Johnny Eager
as Pat Mahoney1940 Two Girls on Broadway
as Margy Brooks1940 We Who Are Young
as Jane Thomas1939 These Glamour Girls
as Rosalie Lewett1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
as Patty Marlow1939 Dancing Co-Ed
as Helen1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
as Passerby (uncredited)1938 Four's a Crowd
as Mado1938 Dramatic School
as Cynthia Potter1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy
as Mlle. Auber1937 The Great Garrick
as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)1937 Topper
as Mary Clay1937 They Won't Forget

TV Shows/Series with Lana Turner as Actress(3)

Movies with Lana Turner as Crew(1)

Production/Co-Producer1958 Another Time, Another Place

Full Name: Lana Turner
Born: Tuesday, 02/08 1921 (February) in Wallace, Idaho (United States of America (USA))
Died: Thursday, 06/29 1995 (June) in Los Angeles (aged: 74)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Hollywood High School
Spouses (current/former): Artie Shaw, Joseph Stephen Crane, Henry J. Topping Jr., Lex Barker, Ronald Pellar
Children: Cheryl Crane
Father: John Virgil Turner
Mother: Mildred Frances Cowan
Other names for Lana Turner (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Julia Jean Turner"
Lana Turner frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (20x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (18x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (14x, Crew)
Clark Gable (13x, Actor)
Bess Flowers (11x, Actress)
Judy Garland (10x, Actress)
Spencer Tracy (10x, Actor)
James Stewart (9x, Actor)
Mickey Rooney (9x, Actor)
Gene Kelly (9x, Actor)
Bob Hope (9x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:33443, Added: 05/13/2018, Last updated: 10/09/2021