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Lana TurnerBirth Name: Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner

Birth Date: February 8, 1921.

Birth Place: Providence Hospital in Wallace, Idaho.

Parents: Mother- Mildred Turner, February 12, 1904 - February 1982 (died from emphysema). Father- John Virgil Turner, ? - December 14, 1930 (homicide)

Children: Cheryl Christina Crane, born July 25, 1943 at Hollywood Hospital in Los Angeles.

Marriages: Artie Shaw (February 13, 1940-September 12, 1940). Stephen Crane (July 17, 1942-February 4, 1943 (annulled). March 14, 1943-August 21, 1944). Bob Topping (April 26, 1948-December 12, 1952). Lex Barker (September 8, 1953-July 22, 1957). Fred May (November 27, 1960-October 15, 1962). Robert Eaton (June 22, 1965-April 1, 1969). Ronald Dante (May 9, 1969-January 26, 1972).

Dated: Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes, and Tyrone Power (In her autobiography, Lana calls him the love of her life)

First Film: A Star Is Born (1937)

Last Film: Thwarted (1991)

Awards: Nominated for an Oscar in 1958: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Peyton Palace (1957), Nominated for 5 Laurel Awards: 1958- Top Female Dramatic Performance for Peyton Palace, 1959- Top Female Star, 1960- Top Female Star, 1961-Top Female Star, 1966- Female Dramatic Performance for Madame X,

Winner of the Catalonian Internation Film Festival Award for Best Actress in 1975 for her performance in Persecution

Has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard.

Height: 5′3

Measurements: 34C-25-34 (”The Sweater Girl” -1940), 35 1/2C-24 1/2-36 (from “Movieland Pin-Ups”- 1954), 34C-26-38 (from her autobiography), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Autobiography: Lana, the Lady, the Legend, the Truth (1982)

Died On: June 29, 1995 in Century City, Los Angeles

Died From: Throat Cancer

Her Body: was cremated and her ashes were scattered across the sea by her daughter Cheryl.

Favorites:

Favorite School Subjects: history, geography, English, and languages. She especially loved Romance languages: French, Spanish, and Italian. (Her least favorite was mathematics).

Favorite Role: Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946).

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