Lana Turner

Actress Lana Turner

Full Name: Julia Jean Turner
Profession: Actress

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Biography: Known as one of the first Hollywood scream queens thanks to her role in the 1941 horror film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".

Her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946).

Turner further 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).

Born: February 8, 1921
Birthplace: Wallace, Idaho, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: June 29, 1995 (aged 74)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1940-02-13 American actress Lana Turner (19) weds American bandleader Artie Shaw (29) in a Las Vegas elopement; divorce after 4 months
  • 1942-07-17 American movie actress Lana Turner (21) weds 2nd husband, American actor and restaurateur Steve Crane (annulled due to uncompleted divorce from prior marriage)
  • 1943-03-14 American movie actress Lana Turner (22) and American actor and restaurateur Steve Crane remarry in Tijuana, Mexico; divorce in 1944
  • 1948-04-26 American movie actress Lana Turner (27) weds 3rd husband, millionaire socialite Henry J. "Bob" Topping, Jr, at the Topping family mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut; divorce in 1952
  • 1953-09-08 American movie actress Lana Turner (32) weds 4th husband, "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34); divorce in 1957
  • 1960-11-27 American movie actress Lana Turner (39) weds 5th husband, rancher Frederick May; divorce in 1962
  • 1965-06-22 American movie actress Lana Turner (44) weds 6th husband, movie producer Robert P. Eaton (34) in Arlington, Virginia; divorce in 1969
  • 1969-05-09 American movie actress Lana Turner (48) weds 7th husband, hypnotist Ronald Pellar (39); divorce in 1972

Historical Events

  • 1946-05-02 "The Postman Always Rings Twice" film based on the novel by James M. Cain, directed by Tay Garnett and starring Lana Turner and John Garfield is released
  • 1957-12-13 "Peyton Place" film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released
  • 1958-04-04 Cheryl Crane (14), daughter of actress Lana Turner, stabs to death organized crime figure Johnny Stompanato, her mother's boyfriend, in self-defense; crime later ruled a "justifiable homicide"

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