Lana Turner (I) (1921–1995)


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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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The Postman Always Rings Twice
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Imitation of Life Lora Meredith
(1959)
Peyton Place Constance MacKenzie
(1957)

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 1982-1983 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Jacqueline Perrault
- Climax (1983) ... Jacqueline Perrault
- Pas De Deux (1983) ... Jacqueline Perrault
- ...Divided We Fall (1982) ... Jacqueline Perrault
- United We Stand... (1982) ... Jacqueline Perrault
- Home Away from Home (1982) ... Jacqueline Perrault
 1980 Witches' Brew
Vivian Cross
 1976 Bittersweet Love
Claire Peterson
 1974 Persecution
Carrie Masters
 1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Various
 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 Last of the Powerseekers (TV Movie)
Tracy Carlyle Hastings
 1969 The Big Cube
Adriana Roman
 1966 Madame X
Holly Parker
 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
 1959 Imitation of Life
Lora Meredith
 1958 Another Time, Another Place
Sara Scott
 1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer
Maggie Colby
 1957 Peyton Place
Constance MacKenzie
 1956 Diane
Diane de Poitiers - Countess de Breze
 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
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Georgia
 1952 The Merry Widow
Crystal Radek
 1952 Singin' in the Rain
Actress in 'The Royal Rascal' (uncredited)
 1951 Mr. Imperium
Fredda Barlo
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Lily Brannel James
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Lady de Winter
 1948 Homecoming
Lt. Jane 'Snapshot' McCall
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Virginia 'Ginny' Marshland
 1947 Green Dolphin Street
Marianne Patourel
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Cora Smith
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Bunny Smith
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Valerie Parks
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Theo West
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Lana Turner (uncredited)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Lana Turner
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
Paula Lane
 1941 Johnny Eager
Lisbeth Bard
 1941 Honky Tonk
Elizabeth Cotton
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Beatrix Emery
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Sheila Regan
 1940 We Who Are Young
Marjorie White Brooks
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway
Pat Mahoney
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Patty Marlow
 1939 These Glamour Girls
Jane Thomas
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
Rosalie
 1938 Dramatic School
Mado
 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)
 1937 They Won't Forget
Mary Clay
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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 | 10 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

The thing about happiness is that it doesn't help you to grow; only unhappiness does that. So I'm grateful that my bed of roses was made up equally of blossoms and thorns. I've had a privileged, creative, exciting life, and I think that the parts that were less joyous were preparing me, testing me, strengthening me. See more »

Trivia:

Turner's father was murdered in December 1930 after participating in an all-night crap game in San Francisco, where the family had moved. The case was never solved. See more »

Trademark:

Attractive figure See more »

Nickname:

Sweater Girl See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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