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Birth information

8 February 1920 Wallace, Idaho, USA

Death information

29 June 1995 Century City, California, USA

Given Name

Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner

Nickname

Sweater Girl
Judy
Lanita

How tall is Lana Turner?

1.63 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Ronald Dante
Robert P. Eaton
Frederick May
Lex Barker
Henry J. Topping, Jr.
Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane
Artie Shaw

Life Story of Lana Turner

Lana Turner had an acting ability that belied the "Sweater Girl" image MGM thrust upon her, and even many of her directors admitted that they knew she was capable of greatness (check out The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)). Unfortunately, her private life sometimes overshadowed her professional accomplishments.

Lana Turner was born Julia Jean Mildred Francis Turner in Wallace, Idaho. There is some discrepancy as to whether her birth date is February 8, 1920 or 1921. Lana herself said in her autobiography that she was one year younger (1921) than the records showed, but then this was a time where women, especially actresses, tended to "fib" a bit about their age. Most sources agree that 1920 is the correct year of birth. Her parents were Mildred Frances (Cowan) and John Virgil Turner, a miner, both still in their teens when she was born. In 1929, her father was murdered and it was shortly thereafter her mother moved her and the family to California where jobs were "plentiful". Once she matured into a beautiful young woman, she went after something that would last forever: stardom. She wasn't found at a drug store counter, like some would have you believe, but that...

Significant features of Lana Turner

Attractive figure
Blonde hair

How much money has Lana Turner earned?

A Star Is Born (1937) $25 for one day
The Great Garrick (1937) $50 a week
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) $50 a week
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) $75 a week
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) $75 a...

Publications and Magazines about Lana Turner

Lana Turner Lana: The Lady, The Legend, The Truth. 1982
Cheryl Crane and Cliff Jahr Detour: A Hollywood Story. 1988
Lou Valentino The Films of Lana Turner. 1976
Jeanine Basinger Lana Turner. 1976
Taylor Pero and Jeff Rovin Always, Lana. 1982
Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein Lana: The Public and Private Lives of Miss Turner. 1971
Cheryl Crane , with Cindy de la Hoz Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies. 2008
Michael B. Druxman Lana & Johnny Were Lovers. 2015

Biographical movies about Lana Turner

Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir 2001
Lana Turner Overdrive 2011
Lana Turner and Mervyn Le Roy 2003

What movies did Lana Turner play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Another Time, Another Place (1958) ,
Actors Filmography
The Love Boat (1985) Elizabeth Raleigh / Elizabeth Raley, Falcon Crest (1983) Jacqueline Perrault, Witches' Brew (1980) Vivian Cross, Bittersweet Love (1976) Claire Peterson, Persecution (1974) Carrie Masters, The Survivors (1970) Tracy Carlyle Hastings, The Last of the Powerseekers (1969) Tracy Carlyle Hastings, The Big Cube (1969) Adriana Roman, Madame X (1966) Holly Parker, Love Has Many Faces (1965) Kit Jordon, Who's Got the Action? (1962) Melanie Flood, Bachelor in Paradise...

Birth information

8 February 1920 Wallace, Idaho, USA

Death information

29 June 1995 Century City, California, USA

Given Name

Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner

Nickname

Sweater Girl
Judy
Lanita

How tall is Lana Turner?

1.63 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Ronald Dante
Robert P. Eaton
Frederick May
Lex Barker
Henry J. Topping, Jr.
Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane
Artie Shaw

Life Story of Lana Turner

Lana Turner had an acting ability that belied the "Sweater Girl" image MGM thrust upon her, and even many of her directors admitted that they knew she was capable of greatness (check out The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)). Unfortunately, her private life sometimes overshadowed her professional accomplishments.

Lana Turner was born Julia Jean Mildred Francis Turner in Wallace, Idaho. There is some discrepancy as to whether her birth date is February 8, 1920 or 1921. Lana herself said in her autobiography that she was one year younger (1921) than the records showed, but then this was a time where women, especially actresses, tended to "fib" a bit about their age. Most sources agree that 1920 is the correct year of birth. Her parents were Mildred Frances (Cowan) and John Virgil Turner, a miner, both still in their teens when she was born. In 1929, her father was murdered and it was shortly thereafter her mother moved her and the family to California where jobs were "plentiful". Once she matured into a beautiful young woman, she went after something that would last forever: stardom. She wasn't found at a drug store counter, like some would have you believe, but that...

Significant features of Lana Turner

Attractive figure
Blonde hair

How much money has Lana Turner earned?

A Star Is Born (1937) $25 for one day
The Great Garrick (1937) $50 a week
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) $50 a week
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) $75 a week
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) $75 a...

Publications and Magazines about Lana Turner

Lana Turner Lana: The Lady, The Legend, The Truth. 1982
Cheryl Crane and Cliff Jahr Detour: A Hollywood Story. 1988
Lou Valentino The Films of Lana Turner. 1976
Jeanine Basinger Lana Turner. 1976
Taylor Pero and Jeff Rovin Always, Lana. 1982
Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein Lana: The Public and Private Lives of Miss Turner. 1971
Cheryl Crane , with Cindy de la Hoz Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies. 2008
Michael B. Druxman Lana & Johnny Were Lovers. 2015

Biographical movies about Lana Turner

Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir 2001
Lana Turner Overdrive 2011
Lana Turner and Mervyn Le Roy 2003

What movies did Lana Turner play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Another Time, Another Place (1958) ,
Actors Filmography
The Love Boat (1985) Elizabeth Raleigh / Elizabeth Raley, Falcon Crest (1983) Jacqueline Perrault, Witches' Brew (1980) Vivian Cross, Bittersweet Love (1976) Claire Peterson, Persecution (1974) Carrie Masters, The Survivors (1970) Tracy Carlyle Hastings, The Last of the Powerseekers (1969) Tracy Carlyle Hastings, The Big Cube (1969) Adriana Roman, Madame X (1966) Holly Parker, Love Has Many Faces (1965) Kit Jordon, Who's Got the Action? (1962) Melanie Flood, Bachelor in Paradise...

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Lana Turner and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Born at 12:30pm-PST

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Lana Turner and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

According to the book "Golden Girls of MGM" by Jane Ellen Wayne, she lost her eyebrows due to the glue used to attach false ones to give her an Asian look.

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Lana Turner and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

In her autobiography, she stated that her true birthdate is February 8, 1921. She stated that "I am one year younger than the records show."

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Lew Ayres and Lana Turner in These Glamour Girls (1939)

Fainted during her 1953 wedding to Lex Barker.

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Lana Turner and John Shelton in We Who Are Young (1940)

Gave birth to her only child at age 22, a daughter Cheryl Christina Crane (aka Cheryl Crane) on July 25, 1943. Child's father is her 2nd ex-husband, Stephen Crane.

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Lana Turner and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Her daughter, Cheryl Crane, wrote a book about her life with her mother, her mother's 7 husbands and numerous boyfriends and living in Hollywood. It was entitled "Detour: A Hollywood Story" and was published in 1988 (ISBN:o-380-70580-X)

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Lana Turner and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Once when she was being interviewed by Hedda Hopper, Lex Barker, Lana's future husband, was in the same room. There was a large vase of flowers blocking her view of Lex, so Lana got up, walked across the room and removed them, remarking, "He's brand new and I want to look at him!"

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Lana Turner and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Her auburn hair was bleached for Idiot's Delight (1939). She was withdrawn from the film, but the fact that she had become a blonde not only changed her screen image but gave her such an outgoing, swinging personality that Hollywood called her the Nightclub Queen.

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Lana Turner and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

She was called the Sweater Girl. Interestingly, Lana, translated into Spanish means "wool."

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Lana Turner and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) with Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman Turner was originally supposed to play Ivy, the tart. Bergman was supposed to play the innocent girl engaged to Tracy, but she wanted Turner's part and so the roles were switched.

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Lana Turner and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Once she was forced to evacuate her apartment building when a fire broke out. Having only minutes to collect what she needed, Lana grabbed her lipstick, her eyebrow pencil and her hairdryer.

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Walter Brennan, Lana Turner, and Robert Young in Slightly Dangerous (1943)

She was a true American hybrid, with a mixture of Scottish, Irish, Dutch and English ancestry.

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Clark Gable, Lana Turner, and Robert Sterling in Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)

Is one of the many movie stars mentioned in Madonna's song "Vogue"

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Lana Turner, Laraine Day, and Susan Peters in Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)

Is portrayed by Brenda Bakke in L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Lana Turner and Natalie Schafer in Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)

Once said that her turn as Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) was "the role I liked best".

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Lana Turner and James Craig in Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

"The Private Diary of My Life With Lana", a memoir, written by one of her closest friends, Eric Root, was published one year after her death. Root, a long time friend and hairdresser of Turner's, has a large collection of jewelry that belonged to Miss Turner. He still owns the beauty salon in Beverly Hills where Turner and many other iconic stars were clients.

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Lana Turner and Hugh Marlowe in Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

Campaigned for Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1944 presidential election.

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Lana Turner and Frances Gifford in Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

Was originally hired to play Caddy Compson in The Sound and the Fury (1959), but was replaced by Margaret Leighton before filming began.

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Lana Turner and Frances Gifford in Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

Featured in "Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film" by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (McFarland, 1998).

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Lana Turner and John Hodiak in Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

Was considered for the role of Maggie Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), which was eventually given to Elizabeth Taylor.

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Lana Turner and John Hodiak in Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

Although diagnosed with throat cancer in 1992, Turner continued to smoke until almost the very end of her life.

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Judy Garland and Lana Turner in Mädchen im Rampenlicht (1941)

Was offered the role of Mrs. Cabot on the series Hotel (1983), but made so many demands that she was dropped and replaced by Anne Baxter.

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Lana Turner, Richard Carlson, and Roscoe Karns in Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

Suffered three stillbirths (in 1949, 1951 and 1956) during her life as a result of having the Rh factor.

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