Wrote (w/Jerry Horwin
) "My Dear Children", produced on Broadway. Comedy/farce. Music by Maurice Nitke. Directed by Otto Preminger
. Belasco Theatre: 31 Jan 1940-18 May 1940 (117 performances). Cast: John Barrymore
(as "Allan Manville"), Tala Birell
(as "Felice" / "Countess de Britonne"), George Reynolds (as "Titcomb"), Patricia ...
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Playwright, screenwriter and author of biographies and historical novels. She started her writing career while at the Pasadena Playhouse. Her play "Bitter Harvest" was performed in London to good critical reviews. She had another hit with "My Dear Children" (1939) on Broadway. Turney later worked under contract at Warner Brothers, 1945-47, writing vehicles for the studio's strong female stars,