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Lana Turner (1921–1995)


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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1980 Witches' Brew
Vivian Cross
 1976 Bittersweet Love
Claire Peterson
 1974 Persecution
Carrie Masters
 1971 The Last of the Powerseekers (TV Movie)
Tracy Carlyle Hastings
 1969-1970 The Survivors (TV Series)
Tracy Carlyle Hastings
- Chapter Fifteen (1970) ... Tracy Carlyle Hastings
- Chapter Fourteen (1970) ... Tracy Carlyle Hastings
- Chapter Thirteen (1969) ... Tracy Carlyle Hastings
- Chapter Twelve (1969) ... Tracy Carlyle Hastings
- Chapter Eleven (1969) ... Tracy Carlyle Hastings
 1969 The Big Cube
Adriana Roman
 1965 Love Has Many Faces
Kit Jordon
 1962 Who's Got the Action?
Melanie Flood
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Rosemary Howard
 1961 By Love Possessed
Marjorie Penrose
 1960 Portrait in Black
Sheila Cabot
 1958 Another Time, Another Place
Sara Scott
 1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer
Maggie Colby
 1955 The Rains of Ranchipur
Lady Edwina Esketh
 1955 The Sea Chase
Elsa Keller
 1955 The Prodigal
Samarra
 1954 Betrayed
Carla Van Oven
 1954 Flame and the Flesh
Madeline
 1953 Latin Lovers
Nora Taylor
 1948 Homecoming
Lt. Jane 'Snapshot' McCall
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Bunny Smith
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Valerie Parks
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Lana Turner (uncredited)
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Lana Turner
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
Paula Lane
 1941 Johnny Eager
Lisbeth Bard
 1941 Honky Tonk
Elizabeth Cotton
 1940 We Who Are Young
Margy Brooks
 1939 These Glamour Girls
Jane Thomas
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
Helen
 1938 Four's a Crowd
Passerby (uncredited)
 1938 The Chaser
Miss Rutherford (scenes deleted)
 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy
Cynthia
 1937 The Great Garrick
Auber
 1937 Topper
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(7/5/44) Radio: Appeared on "Orson Welles' Almanac". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

With each marriage, I thought that that would be *it*. In my wildest dreams I never, never thought that I would have seven husbands. If you can believe it, I thought at the time that each marriage would last forever. You see, with one bitterly painful exception, when I fell in love, I married. See more »

Trivia:

Was offered the role of Eloise Y. Kelly in Mogambo (1953) but she turned it down. Ava Gardner, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead. See more »

Trademark:

Platinum blonde hair See more »

Nickname:

Sweater Girl See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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