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Lana Turner`s Tribute page.
"My life has been a series of emergencies."
- Lana Turner


Lana Turner Gallery

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Rains of Ranchipur
The Seachase
Another Time Another Place
The Bad & The Beautiful
Latin Lovers
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Green Dolphin Street
Lana On Falcon Crest
Love Has Many Faces


Basic Infomation:
Lana's birth name was "Julia Jean Turner"
she added Mildred Frances later as a catholic
she was born on "February 8, 1920 or 1921"
(according to Lana's book it was 1921)
  she was born in Wallace Idaho, USA
she died on June 29, 1995
in Century City, California, USA.
she died of (lung/throat cancer)

Lana's Husbands ...

#1 - Artie Shaw (February 1940 - September 1940) (divorced)
#2 - Steve Crane (July 1942 - January 1943) (divorced) Steve Crane (14 March 1943 - 21 August 1944) (second time)
#3 - Henry J. Bob Topping (26 April 1948 - 12 December 1952)
#4 - Lex Barker (8 September 1953 - 22 July 1957) (divorced)
#5 - Fred May (27 November 1960 - 15 October 1962)
#6 - Robert Eaton (22 June 1965 - 1 April 1969)
#7 - Spouse 'Ronald Dante' (9 May 1969 - 26 January 1972)

Lana was titled "The Sweater Girl" when she did her first real screen role at the age of 16 in "They Won't Forget".
In the film Lana plays Mary Clay, a young girl who is raped and murdered in the begining of the film.
Because Mary had to appear suggestive (for obvious reasons) Lana was given a tight sweater to wear in her big screen debut.
She was one of the most popular pinup girls among U.S. servicemen in World War II.
She had seven marriages (8 ceremonies married to Steve twice)
Some people know only the tabloid rumors of Lana's famous scandal in 1958. The murder of Lana's boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato, who was stabbed by her 14-year-old daughter, Cheryl in self-defense. There is much more to Lana than this tragic story, don't believe all the tabloid stories...

As legend has it, Lana was in high school skipping typing class, when she was "discovered" at a soda fountain by a Hollywood film journalist. After making her film debut in They Won't Forget (1937), Ms. Turner appeared as a showgirl in Ziegfeld Girl (1941) before starring opposite Clark Gable in two films, Honky Tonk (1941) and Somewhere I'll Find You (1942). She played a gangster's moll in Johnny Eager (1942) and completed over 50 films spanning from 1937 to 1980. She was best remembered for her sizzling role as Cora, a murdering adulteress in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). She did a brilliant job as Georgia Lorrison in Vincente Minnell's The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and earned an Academy Award nomination for her role as Constance MacKenzie in the film based on the novel, Peyton Place (1957). Imitation of Life (1959) and Madame X (1966), proved to be box-office hits. Later Lana played the recurring character Jacqeline Perrault on the popular night time soap opera "Falcon Crest" in the 80's. (Season 1982)

Filmography/TV Shows

"Survivors, The" (1969) TV Series .... Tracy Carlyle Hastings (1969)
"Last of the Powerseekers, The" (1971) .... Tracy Carlyle Hastings
"Falcon Crest" (1981) TV Series .... Jacqueline Perrault (1982-1983)

Films

1. Witches' Brew (1980) aka... Which Witch Is Which?
2. Bittersweet Love (1976) .... Claire
3. Persecution (1974) .... Carrie Masters
aka... Graveyard, The, Sheba, and The Terror of Sheba
4. Big Cube, The (1969) .... Adriana Roman
5. Madame X (1966) .... Holly Parker
6. Love Has Many Faces (1965) .... Kit Jordan
7. Who's Got the Action? (1962) .... Melanie Flood
8. Bachelor in Paradise (1961) .... Rosemary Howard
9. By Love Possessed (1961) .... Marjorie Penrose
10. Portrait in Black (1960) .... Sheila Cabot
11. Imitation of Life (1959) .... Lora Meredith
12. Another Time, Another Place (1958) .... Sara Scott
13. Lady Takes a Flyer, The (1958) .... Maggie Colby
14. Peyton Place (1957) .... Constance MacKenzie
15. Diane (1956) .... Diane de Poitiers
16. Prodigal, The (1955) .... Samarra
17. Rains of Ranchipur, The (1955) .... Edwina Esketh
18. Sea Chase, The (1955) .... Elsa Keller
19. Betrayed (1954) .. Carla Van Owen
aka... True and the Brave
20. Flame and the Flesh, The (1954) .... Madeline
21. Latin Lovers (1953) .... Nora Taylor
22. Merry Widow, The (1952) .... Crystal Radek
23. Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952)... Georgia Lorrison
24. Mr. Imperium (1951)...Fredda Barlo
aka...You Belong to My Heart
25. Life of Her Own, A (1950) .... Lily Brannel James
26. Homecoming (1948) .... Lieut. Jane McCall
27. Three Musketeers, The (1948) .... Milady de Winter
28. Cass Timberlane (1947) .... Virginia Marshland
29. Green Dolphin Street (1947) .... Marianne Patourel
30. Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946) ... Cora Smith
31. Keep Your Powder Dry (1945) .... Valerie Parks
32. Weekend at the Waldorf (1945) .... Bunny Smith
33. Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) .... Theo Scofield West
34. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) .... Guest Star
35. Show Business at War (1943) .... Herself
aka... The March of Time Volume IX, Issue 1
36. Slightly Dangerous (1943) .... Peggy Evans/Carol Burden
37. Youngest Profession, The (1943) .... Guest
38. Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) .... Paula Lane
39. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) .... Beatrix Emery
40. Honky Tonk (1941) .... Elizabeth Cotten
41. Johnny Eager (1941) .... Lisbeth Bard
42. Ziegfeld Girl (1941) .... Sheila Regan
43. Two Girls on Broadway (1940)Pat Mahoney
aka..Choose Your Partner
44. We Who Are Young (1940) .... Margy Brooks
45. Dancing Co-Ed (1939) ...Patty Marlow
aka Every Other Inch a Lady
46. Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) .... Rosalie
47. These Glamour Girls (1939) .... Jane Thomas
48. Adventures of Marco Polo, The (1938) .... Nazama's Maid
49. Chaser, The (1938) .... Miss Rutherford
50. Dramatic School (1938) .... Mado
51. Four's a Crowd (1938) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
52. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) .... Cynthia Potter
53. Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) .... Helen Thayer
54. Great Garrick, The (1937) .... Auber
55. Star Is Born, A (1937) (uncredited) ....Marion (Santa Anita bar)
56. They Won't Forget (1937) .... Mary Clay

For More detailed Info on Lana's films check out the International Movie Database

Lana was Nominated in 1958 for an Academy Award "Oscar" As Best Actress for her role as Constance MacKenzie in Peyton Place (1957)