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Lana Turner

Lana Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner
February 8, 1921(1921-02-08)
Wallace, Idaho, U.S.
Died June 29, 1995 (aged 74)
Century City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1937 - 1991
Spouse(s) Artie Shaw (1940-1940)
Stephen Crane (1942-1943)
Stephen Crane (1943-1944)
Henry J. Topping (1948-1952)
Lex Barker (1953-1957)
Fred May (1960-1962)
Robert Eaton (1965-1969)
Ronald Dante (1969-1972)

Lana Turner (February 8, 1921June 29, 1995) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress. On-screen, she was well-known for the glamour and sensuality she brought to almost all her movie roles. Off-screen, she led a stormy and colorful private life which included seven husbands, numerous lovers, and a famous murder scandal. The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 film noir based on the 1934 novel by James M. Cain. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Wallace is a city located in Shoshone County, Idaho. ... -1... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... View of the Century City skyline from the Getty Center. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... The year 1991 in film involved some significant events. ... Artie Shaw (May 23, 1910, New York, New York – December 30, 2004, Thousand Oaks, California) is considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his time. ... Lex Barker (May 8, 1919 - May 11, 1973) was an American actor best known for playing Tarzan of the Apes. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Glamour (disambiguation). ... Sensuality is the attribute, quality, act, effect or state related to one which is sensual. ...

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Early life

Born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner in Wallace, Idaho, she was the daughter of John Virgil Turner, a miner from Hohenwald, Tennessee, and Mildred Frances Cowan, a 16-year-old Alabama native. Wallace is a city located in Shoshone County, Idaho. ... -1... Hohenwald is a city in Lewis County, Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Until her film career took off, she was known to family and friends as "Judy." Hard times eventually forced the family to re-locate to San Francisco, where John and Mildred soon separated. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


On December 14, 1930, John Turner won a bit of money at a traveling craps game, stuffed his winnings in his left sock, and headed for home. He was later found dead on the corner of Minnesota and Mariposa Streets, on the edge of Potrero Hill and the Mission District in San Francisco, his left sock missing. The robbery and murder were never solved. Soon after, Mildred Turner developed health problems and was advised by her doctor to move to a drier climate. She and her 10-year-old daughter moved to Los Angeles in 1931.[1] is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Potrero Hill is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, located on the east side of the city, east of the Mission District and south of the South of Market area. ... Mission Theatre on Mission Street The Mission or the Mission District is the name of a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Film career

Turner's discovery at Schwab's Drug Store has become one of Hollywood's most enduring show-business legends. The true story differs only slightly from that legend. As a 16-year-old student at Hollywood High, Turner decided to skip a typing class and buy a Coke at the Top Hat Cafe located on the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place. There, she was spotted by William R. Wilkerson, publisher of the Hollywood Reporter. Wilkerson was attracted by her beauty and physique, and referred her to the actor/comedian/talent agent Zeppo Marx. Marx's agency immediately signed her on and introduced her to film director Mervyn LeRoy, who cast her in her first film, 1937's They Won't Forget. She also appeared as an extra that year in A Star Is Born. If the viewer doesn't blink, Lana can be spotted in the crowd at a boxing match. Love Finds Andy Hardy is a 1938 romantic comedy film which tells the story of a teenaged boy who becomes entangled with three different girls all at the same time. ... Schwabs drug store, at 8000 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, was the meeting place of movie actors and dealmakers from the 30s through the 50s. ... ... Hollywood High School This article is about Hollywood High school, a secondary school. ... The Hollywood Reporter is one of two major trade papers of the film industry in the United States, the other being Variety. ... Herbert Marx (February 25, 1901 – November 29, 1979) is best known as Zeppo Marx, the name he used when he performed with his brothers, The Marx Brothers. ... Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1900 - September 13, 1987) was an American film director, producer and sometime actor. ... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... They Wont Forget is a 1937 film directed by Mervyn LeRoy (who was uncredited). ... A Star Is Born is the title of three films: A Star Is Born (1937 film), starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. ...


Turner earned the nickname "The Sweater Girl" from her form-fitting attire in a scene in They Won't Forget. She reached the height of her fame in the 1940s and 1950s. During World War II, Turner became a popular pin-up girl due to her popularity in such films such as Ziegfeld Girl, Johnny Eager, and four films with MGM's king of the lot: Clark Gable (the films' success was only heightened by gossip-column rumors about a relationship between the two). Lana even had a B-17 named after her the Tempest Turner. A look popularised in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s by actresses such as Lana Turner and Jane Russell, basically the wearing of a tight sweater in order to emphasis the bustline. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Pin-up photo of Ingrid Bergman for the March 16, 1945 issue of the U.S. Army magazine, Yank. ... Ziegfeld Girl is a 1941 American film starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner. ... Johnny Eager is a 1942 film noir. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... A B_17 nicknamed Sally B in England in 2001 The B_17 Flying Fortress was the first mass_produced, four_engine heavy bomber. ...


After the war, Turner's career hit a new high with the 1946 classic film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice, co-starring John Garfield. See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... Two silhouetted figures in The Big Combo (1955). ... The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 film based on the 1934 novel by James M. Cain. ... John Garfield (March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an Academy Award nominated American actor. ...

in Mr Imperium (1951)
in Mr Imperium (1951)

During the 1950s, Turner starred in a series of films that failed to succeed at the box office, a situation which MGM attempted to remedy by casting her in musicals. The first, Mr. Imperium, was a flop, while The Merry Widow was more successful. She gave a widely-praised performance in Vincente Minnelli's 1952 film, The Bad and the Beautiful , and later starred with John Wayne in the adventure film The Sea Chase. She was then cast in the epic The Prodigal, but the film and her performance in general were not well received. After the 1956 film, Diane, MGM opted not to renew her contract. Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was a famous Academy Award-winning Hollywood director and accomplished stage director, often considered by critics to be the father of the modern musical. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1952 MGM melodramatic film which tells the story of a film producer who alienates all around him. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... The Sea Chase is a 1955 World War II film starring John Wayne and Lana Turner. ... The Prodigal is a 1955 film starring Lana Turner and based on the Luke New Testament story of the selfish son who leaves his family in search of riches. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... Diane is a 1956 MGM historical film drama about the life of Diane de Poitiers. ...


Turner's career recovered briefly after appearing in the hugely-successful big-screen adaptation of Grace Metalious's best-selling novel, Peyton Place, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Another few box-office failures followed (Another Time, Another Place, for example) when the 1958 scandal surrounding the death of Johnny Stompanato threatened to derail her career completely. Fearing she would never work again,[citation needed] Turner accepted the lead role in Ross Hunter's re-make of Imitation of Life under the direction of Douglas Sirk. Universal Studios capitalized on her new-found notoriety. The result was one of the biggest hits of 1959, not to mention the biggest hit of Turner's career. Since Turner had accepted a percentage of the box-office receipts in lieu of salary, she was paid handsomely for the role. Critics and audiences couldn't help noticing that both Peyton and Imitation borrowed from Turner's private life — a single mother coping with a troubled teenage daughter. Grace Metalious (1924 - 1964) was an American author, best known for the controversial novel Peyton Place. ... Peyton Place is a 1957 American motion picture drama based on the bestselling novel by Grace Metalious. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Another Time, Another Place is a 1958 film melodrama starring Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan and Sean Connery. ... Johnny Stompanato, Jr. ... Ross Hunter, born Martin Fuss (May 6, 1920 - March 10, 1996), was a noted Hollywood film producer. ... Imitation of Life is a 1959 film directed by Douglas Sirk, adapted from Fannie Hursts novel Imitation of Life, produced by Universal as a vehicle for Lana Turner. ... Douglas Sirk - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ...


In 1961, she made her last film appearance under her old contract with MGM, starring with Bob Hope in Bachelor in Paradise. Other highlights of this era include two Ross Hunter productions, Portrait in Black and Madame X, which proved to be her last major starring role. Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... Ross Hunter, born Martin Fuss (May 6, 1920 - March 10, 1996), was a noted Hollywood film producer. ... Portrait in Black (1960) is a thriller released by Universal International. ... Madame X is a 1966 drama film directed by David Lowell Rich. ...


Personal life

Lana Turner in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Lana Turner in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Turner was well known inside Hollywood circles for dating often, changing partners often, and for never shying away from the topic of how many lovers she had in her lifetime. Of her many love affairs, Turner reportedly once said "I liked the boys, and the boys liked me." [2] Image File history File links Lana_Turner_in_Dr._Jekyll_and_Mr. ... Image File history File links Lana_Turner_in_Dr._Jekyll_and_Mr. ...


Turner was married eight times to seven different husbands, and had many lovers, including; Joseph Wapner, her high school boyfriend who would later achieve fame on The People's Court, Tyrone Power (whom she calls the love of her life in her autobiography), Victor Mature, Fernando Lamas, producer Robert Evans, Joe Louis, fashion designer Oleg Cassini, actor Robert Taylor while he was married to actress Barbara Stanwyck, and a small-time hood named Johnny Stompanato, just to name a few. [2] Judge Wapner Judge Joseph A. Wapner (born November 15, 1919 in Los Angeles, California) pioneered real-life courtroom television with The Peoples Court, which ran in syndication from 1981 to 1993 for 2,484 episodes. ... Judge Joseph Wapner, who presided over cases from 1981 to 1993. ... Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... For writing autobiographies on Wikipedia, see WP:Autobiography. ... Victor Mature (29 January 1913 – 4 August 1999), an American film actor, was born in Louisville, Kentucky to a Tyrolean father, Marcellus George Mature, a cutler, and a Swiss-American mother, Clara Mature. ... Fernando Álvaro Lamas (born January 9, 1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina – died October 8, 2005 in Los Angeles, California) was an Argentine actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas. ... Robert Evans (born Robert J. Shapera June 29, 1930 in New York, New York) is an American film producer best known for his work on Rosemarys Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown as well as his hedonistic lifestyle and seven marriages. ... For other uses, see Joe Louis (disambiguation). ... Oleg Cassini (April 11, 1913 – March 17, 2006) was an American fashion designer noted for being chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design her state wardrobe in the 1960s. ... Robert Taylor (August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969), was an American actor. ... Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was a four-time Academy Award-nominated, three-time Emmy Award-winning, and Golden Globe-winning American actress of film, stage, and screen. ... Johnny Stompanato, Jr. ...


Her husbands were:

  • Bandleader Artie Shaw (1940) Married only four months, Turner was 19 when she and Shaw eloped on their first date. She later referred to their stormy and verbally abusive relationship as "my college education".
  • Actor-restaurateur Josef Stephen Crane (1942-43, 1943-44) Turner and Crane's first marriage was annulled after she discovered that Crane's previous divorce had not yet been finalized. After a brief separation (during which Crane attempted suicide), they re-married to provide for their newborn daughter, Cheryl.
  • Millionaire socialite Henry J. Topping, Jr. (1948-52) Topping proposed to Turner at the 21 Club in Los Angeles by dropping a diamond ring into her martini. Although worth millions when they married, Topping suffered heavy financial losses due to poor investments and excessive gambling. Turner finally divorced Topping when she realized she could no longer afford to keep them in the lavish lifestyle to which they had grown accustomed.
  • Actor Lex Barker (1953-57), whom she divorced after her daughter Cheryl claimed that he repeatedly molested and raped her.
  • Rancher Fred May (1960-62)
  • Robert P. Eaton (1965-69);[3] who later went on to write The Body Brokers, a behind-the-scenes look at the Hollywood movie world, featuring a character named Marla Jordan, based on Turner.
  • Nightclub hypnotist Ronald Pellar, aka Ronald Dante or Dr. Dante (1969-72). The couple met in 1969 in a Los Angeles discotheque and married that same year. After about 6 months of marriage, Pellar disappeared a few days after she had written a $35,000 check to him to help him in an investment; he used the money for other purposes. In addition, she later accused him of stealing $100,000 worth of jewelry. [4]

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The Stompanato murder case

Turner met Johnny Stompanato during the spring of 1957, shortly after ending her marriage to Lex Barker. At first, Turner was susceptible to Stompanato's good looks and prowess as a lover, but after she discovered his ties to the LA underworld (in particular, his association with gangster Mickey Cohen), she tried to break off the affair out of fear of bad publicity. Stompanato was not easily deterred, however, and over the course of the following year, he and Turner carried on a relationship filled with violent arguments, physical abuse, and repeated reconciliations. Meyer Harris Mickey Cohen (September 4, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York – July 29 1976 in Los Angeles, California) was a gangster based in L.A. from the 1930s through 1970s. ...


In the fall of 1957, Stompanato followed Turner to England where she was filming Another Time, Another Place, costarring Sean Connery, later of James Bond fame. Fearful that Turner was having an affair with Connery, Stompanato stormed onto the set brandishing a gun. Connery managed to land a single punch to Stompanato's jaw and took away his gun. Stompanato was soon deported by Scotland Yard for the incident.[5] Another Time, Another Place is a 1958 film melodrama starring Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan and Sean Connery. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... This article is about the spy series. ... New Scotland Yard, London New Scotland Yard, it blowwsssss often referred to simply as Scotland Yard or The Yard, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for policing Greater London (although not the City of London itself). ...


On the evening of April 4, 1958, Turner and Stompanato began a violent argument in Turner's house at 730 N. Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills. Fearing her mother's life was in danger, Turner's 14-year-old daughter, Cheryl Crane grabbed a kitchen knife and ran to Turner's defense. is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Cheryl Crane (born July 25, 1943) is the daughter of the late actress Lana Turner and her second husband, actor-restaurateur Stephen Crane. ...


Many theories abound as to what happened afterward, but it appears Crane stabbed Stompanato, killing him. The case quickly became a media sensation. It was later deemed a justifiable homicide at a coroner's inquest, at which Turner provided dramatic testimony. Some observers have said her testimony that day was the acting performance of her life.[6]


Later life

In the 1970s and 1980s, Turner appeared in several television roles, most notably one season (1982-83) on the series Falcon Crest as Jaqueline Perrault, but the majority of her final decade was spent out of the public eye. Falcon Crest is an American primetime television soap opera which aired on the CBS network for nine seasons, from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. ...


She died at the age of 74 in 1995 of complications from throat cancer, which was diagnosed in 1992 and which she had been battling ever since, at her home in Century City, Los Angeles, California. She was, until her death, a very heavy smoker. Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the esophagus. ... View of the Century City skyline from the Getty Center. ...


She was survived by her only child, her daughter, Cheryl Crane, and Cheryl's life partner Joyce "Josh" LeRoy, whom she said she accepted "as a second daughter." They inherited some of Lana's sizeable estate, built through shrewd real estate holdings and investments. However, the majority of her estate was left to her maid, Carmen Lopez Cruz. A Life partner is a synonym for a spouse. ... At common law, an estate is the totality of the legal rights, interests, entitlements and obligations attaching to property. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Investment is a term with several closely related meanings in finance and economics. ...


For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Lana Turner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Hollywood Boulevard as taken from the Kodak Theatre Hollywood Boulevard is an avenue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, beginning at Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. ...


In literature

Lana Turner is the subject of the poem 'Lana Turner has collapsed' by the celebrated poet Frank O'Hara. Francis Russell OHara (June 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966) was an American poet who, along with John Ashbery, James Schuyler and Kenneth Koch, was a key member of what was known as the New York School of poetry. ...


Filmography

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Further reading

  • Hollywood's Celebrity Gangster. The Incredible Life and Times of Mickey Cohen by Brad Lewis. (Enigma Books: New York, 2007. ISBN 978-1-929631-65-0)

References

  1. ^ Wayne, Jane Ellen (2003). The Golden Girls of MGM: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and Others. Carroll & Graf Publishers, 164-165. 
  2. ^ a b Lana Turner
  3. ^ TIME
  4. ^ The amazing Dr. Dante has seen it all, by J. Harry Jones, San Diego Union-Tribune, August 5, 2006
  5. ^ In Lana Turner's Bedroom
  6. ^ CNN.com/transcripts: Lana Turner's Daughter Tells Her Story

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