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American actress

Lana Turner is ...

Dead
Born 8 Feb 1921 in Wallace
Died 29 Jun 1995 in Los Angeles
Age74 years, 4 months
Causeesophageal cancer
Correction?
Lana Turner
Lana Turner
Lana Turner by Paul Hesse, as appeared on the cover of Photoplay in October 1946

About Lana Turner

Lana Turner (; born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress who over the course of her nearly 50-year career achieved fame as both a pin-up model and a dramatic actress as well as for her highly publicized personal life. Turner was discovered in 1936 at the Top Hat Malt Shop in Hollywood, California. 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 moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1938. Turner attracted attention in her first film, LeRoy's They Won't Forget (1937), and she later starred in featured roles, often as an ingénue. Her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a 1939 film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles. During the early 1940s, Turner established herself as a leading actress in such films as Johnny Eager (1941), Honky Tonk (1941), Ziegfeld Girl (1941), and Somewhere I'll Find You (1942). She appeared in the 1941 horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). Her popularity continued through the 1950s in such films as The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Peyton Place (1957), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Media controversy surrounded Turner in 1958 when her daughter Cheryl Crane stabbed Turner's lover Johnny Stompanato to death in their Beverly Hills home during a domestic struggle. Turner's next film, Imitation of Life (1959), proved to be one of the greatest financial successes of her career, but onward from the early 1960s, her roles were fewer. Turner spent most of the 1970s and early 1980s in semi-retirement. In 1982, she accepted a much publicized and lucrative recurring guest role in the television series Falcon Crest, affording the series the highest rating it ever achieved. Turner made her final film appearance in 1985, and died from throat cancer in 1995, aged 74.

Death

A lifelong heavy smoker, Turner was diagnosed with throat cancer in May 1992. At the urging of her daughter, Turner underwent radiation therapy to treat the cancer, and in February 1993, announced that she was in remission. Despite treatment, the cancer returned in July 1994. In September 1994, she made her final public appearance at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award, and was bound to a wheelchair for much of the event. Turner died nine months later at the age of 74 on June 29, 1995, of complications from the cancer at her home in Century City, Los Angeles, California. Her remains were cremated and scattered in Oahu, Hawaii.

Turner was survived by Cheryl Crane, her only child, and Crane's life partner Joyce LeRoy, whom she said she accepted "as a second daughter." They inherited some of Turner's personal effects and $50,000 in Turner's will (her estate was estimated in court documents to be worth $1.7 million ) with the majority of her estate being left to Carmen Lopez Cruz, her maid and companion for 45 years and her caregiver during her final illness. Crane challenged the will and Lopez claimed that the majority of the estate was consumed by probate costs, legal fees, and medical expenses.

For her contribution to the motion-picture industry, Turner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard. On May 24, 1950, Turner left hand and footprints in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Films

Lana Turner has worked on the following films:

The Bad and the Beautiful
1952 film by Vincente Minnelli
1952
The Three Musketeers
1948 film by George Sidney
1948
The Sea Chase
1955 film by John Farrow
1955
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1941 American horror film
1941
Honky Tonk
1941 film by Jack Conway
1941
Week-End at the Waldorf
1945 American comedy drama film
1945
DuBarry Was a Lady
1943 film by Roy Del Ruth
1943
Love Finds Andy Hardy
1938 film by George B. Seitz
1938
The Adventures of Marco Polo
1938 film by John Ford, Archie Mayo
1938
A Life of Her Own
1950 film by George Cukor
1950
The Great Garrick
1937
Johnny Eager
1942 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1942
Bachelor in Paradise
1961 film by Jack Arnold
1961
Green Dolphin Street
1947 film by Victor Saville
1947
Betrayed
1954 film by Gottfried Reinhardt
1954
Portrait in Black
1960 film by Michael Gordon
1960
Ziegfeld Girl
1941 film by Robert Zigler Leonard, Busby Berkeley
1941
Diane
1956 film by David Miller
1956
The Rains of Ranchipur
1955 film by Jean Negulesco
1955
The Prodigal
1955 film by Richard Thorpe
1955
Somewhere I'll Find You
1942 film by Wesley Ruggles
1942
Mr. Imperium
1951 film by Don Hartman
1951
Dramatic School
1938 film by Robert B. Sinclair
1938
They Won't Forget
1937 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1937
Cass Timberlane
1947 film by George Sidney
1947
Homecoming
1948 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1948
Two Girls on Broadway
1940 film by S. Sylvan Simon
1940
Four's a Crowd
1938 film by Michael Curtiz
1938
Calling Dr. Kildare
1939 film by Harold S. Bucquet
1939
The Big Cube
1969 film by Tito Davison
1969
Madame X
1966 American drama film
1966
Latin Lovers
1953 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1953
Persecution
1974 film by Don Chaffey
1974
Who's Got the Action?
1962 film by Daniel Mann
1962
By Love Possessed
1961 film by John Sturges
1961
The Merry Widow
1952 film by Curtis Bernhardt
1952
Another Time, Another Place
1958 film by Lewis Allen
1958
Flame and the Flesh
1954 film by Richard Brooks
1954
Slightly Dangerous
1943 film by Wesley Ruggles
1943
Love Has Many Faces
1965 film by Alexander Singer
1965
The Lady Takes a Flyer
1958 film by Jack Arnold
1958
Marriage Is a Private Affair
1944 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1944
These Glamour Girls
1939 film by S. Sylvan Simon
1939
Bittersweet Love
1976 film by David Miller
1976
Dancing Co-Ed
1939 romantic comedy film
1939
Keep Your Powder Dry
1945 film by Edward Buzzell
1945
We Who Are Young
1940 film by Harold S. Bucquet
1940
The Love Goddesses
1965 film by Saul J. Turell
1965

Television

Lana Turner has worked on the following shows: