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Turner's next film, ''Imitation of Life'' (1959), a remake of [[Film/ImitationOfLife1934 the 1934 film]], 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, only working occasionally until 1985, and died from throat cancer in 1995, aged 74.

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Turner's next film, ''Imitation ''Film/{{Imitation of Life'' Life|1959}}'' (1959), a remake of [[Film/ImitationOfLife1934 the 1934 film]], 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, only working occasionally until 1985, and died from throat cancer in 1995, aged 74.


She was discovered in 1937 by William R. Wilkerson, founder of ''The Hollywood Reporter'', as she sipped a Coke at the counter of a café on a corner of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At the age of 16, she was signed to a personal contract by Creator/WarnerBros director Mervyn [=LeRoy=], who took her with him when he moved to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer 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 ingenue. In 1939, her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.

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She was discovered Her "discovery" in 1937 by 1936 is the stuff of Hollywood legend; William R. Wilkerson, founder of ''The Hollywood Reporter'', noticed her as she sipped a Coke at the counter of a café on a corner of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At malt shop, where she'd gone after skipping a typing class at Hollywood High School. A few months later, at the age of 16, she was signed to a personal contract by Creator/WarnerBros director Mervyn [=LeRoy=], who took her with him when he moved to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer 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 ingenue. In 1939, her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.


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->''"It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them."''

Lana Turner, born Julia Jean Turner (February 8, 1921 -- June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress.

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->''"It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them."''

Lana Turner, born Julia Jean Turner (February 8, 1921 -- June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress.

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->''"It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them."''


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* ''Film/{{Imitation Of Life|1959}}'' (1959)

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* ''Film/{{Homecoming}}'' (1948)


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* ''Film/ZiegfeldGirl''''Film/ZiegfeldGirl'' (1941)


Lana Turner, born Julia Jean Turner (February 8, 1921 -- June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress. She was discovered in 1937 by William R. Wilkerson, founder of ''The Hollywood Reporter'', as she sipped a Coke at the counter of a café on a corner of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At the age of 16, she was signed to a personal contract by Creator/WarnerBros director Mervyn [=LeRoy=], who took her with him when he moved to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer 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 ingenue. In 1939, her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.

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Lana Turner, born Julia Jean Turner (February 8, 1921 -- June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress.

She was discovered in 1937 by William R. Wilkerson, founder of ''The Hollywood Reporter'', as she sipped a Coke at the counter of a café on a corner of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At the age of 16, she was signed to a personal contract by Creator/WarnerBros director Mervyn [=LeRoy=], who took her with him when he moved to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer 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 ingenue. In 1939, her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.


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* ''Film/ZiegfeldGirl''

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* ''Film/{{Imitation Of Life|1959}}'' (1959)


Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress. She was discovered in 1937 by William R. Wilkerson, founder of ''The Hollywood Reporter'', as she sipped a Coke at the counter of a café on a corner of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At the age of 16 she was signed to a personal contract by Creator/WarnerBros director Mervyn [=LeRoy=], who took her with him when he moved to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer 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 ingenue. In 1939, her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.

During the early 1940s, she established herself as a leading actress in several films, and her reputation as a glamorous FemmeFatale was enhanced by her performance in the FilmNoir ''Film/{{The Postman Always Rings Twice|1946}}'' (1946). Her popularity continued through the 1950s, in such films as ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' (1952) and ''Literature/PeytonPlace'' (1957), for which she was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward 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; a coroner's inquest concluded that Crane had acted in self-defense. Turner's next film, ''Imitation of Life'' (1959), a remake of [[Film/ImitationOfLife1934 the 1934 film]], 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 semiretirement, only working occasionally until 1985, and died from throat cancer in 1995, aged 74.

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Lana Turner (born Turner, born Julia Jean Turner; February Turner (February 8, 1921 -- June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress. She was discovered in 1937 by William R. Wilkerson, founder of ''The Hollywood Reporter'', as she sipped a Coke at the counter of a café on a corner of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At the age of 16 16, she was signed to a personal contract by Creator/WarnerBros director Mervyn [=LeRoy=], who took her with him when he moved to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer 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 ingenue. In 1939, her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.

During the early 1940s, she established herself as a leading actress in several films, and her reputation as a glamorous FemmeFatale was enhanced by her performance in the FilmNoir ''Film/{{The Postman Always Rings Twice|1946}}'' (1946). Her popularity continued through the 1950s, in such films as ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' (1952) and ''Literature/PeytonPlace'' (1957), for which she was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actress.

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; a coroner's inquest concluded that Crane had acted in self-defense. self-defense.

Turner's next film, ''Imitation of Life'' (1959), a remake of [[Film/ImitationOfLife1934 the 1934 film]], 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 semiretirement, semi-retirement, only working occasionally until 1985, and died from throat cancer in 1995, aged 74.


Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress. She was discovered in 1937 by William R. Wilkerson, founder of ''The Hollywood Reporter'', as she sipped a Coke at the counter of a café on a corner of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At the age of 16 she was signed to a personal contract by Creator/WarnerBros director Mervyn [=LeRoy=], who took her with him when he moved to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer 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 ingenue. In 1939, her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.

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Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress. She was discovered in 1937 by William R. Wilkerson, founder of ''The Hollywood Reporter'', as she sipped a Coke at the counter of a café on a corner of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At the age of 16 she was signed to a personal contract by Creator/WarnerBros director Mervyn [=LeRoy=], who took her with him when he moved to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer 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 ingenue. In 1939, her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.



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Lana Turner (born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress. She was discovered in 1937 by William R. Wilkerson, founder of ''The Hollywood Reporter'', as she sipped a Coke at the counter of a café on a corner of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. At the age of 16 she was signed to a personal contract by Creator/WarnerBros director Mervyn [=LeRoy=], who took her with him when he moved to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer 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 ingenue. In 1939, her auburn hair was bleached blonde for a film at MGM, and she remained blonde for the rest of her life, except for a few film roles.

During the early 1940s, she established herself as a leading actress in several films, and her reputation as a glamorous FemmeFatale was enhanced by her performance in the FilmNoir ''Film/{{The Postman Always Rings Twice|1946}}'' (1946). Her popularity continued through the 1950s, in such films as ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' (1952) and ''Literature/PeytonPlace'' (1957), for which she was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward 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; a coroner's inquest concluded that Crane had acted in self-defense. Turner's next film, ''Imitation of Life'' (1959), a remake of [[Film/ImitationOfLife1934 the 1934 film]], 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 semiretirement, only working occasionally until 1985, and died from throat cancer in 1995, aged 74.
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!!Lana Turner films with pages on this wiki include:
* ''Film/LoveFindsAndyHardy'' (1938)
* ''[[Film/DrKildare Calling Dr. Kildare]]'' (1939)
* ''Film/{{The Postman Always Rings Twice|1946}}'' (1946)
* ''Theatre/TheMerryWidow'' (1952)
* ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' (1952)
* ''Film/TheProdigal'' (1955)
* ''Literature/PeytonPlace'' (1957)
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