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Lana Turner
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Name
Julia Jean Turner
Birthplace
Wallace, Idaho, U.S.
Birth date
(1921-02-08)February 8, 1921
Death place
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Death date
June 29, 1995(1995-06-29) (aged 74)
Occupation
actress
Active Years
1937–1985

Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress. Over the course of her nearly 50-year career, she achieved fame as both a pin-up model and a film actress, as well as for her highly publicized personal life. In the mid-1940s, she was one of the highest-paid actresses in the United States, and one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's biggest stars, with her films earning the studio more than $50 million during her 18-year contract with them. Turner is frequently cited as a popular culture icon of Hollywood glamour and a screen legend of classical Hollywood cinema.

Selected filmography

  • Johnny Eager (1941)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  • The Three Musketeers (1948)
  • The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
  • Peyton Place (1957)
  • Imitation of Life (1959)
  • Madame X (1966)
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