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Lana Turner

Lana Turner


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Mr Imperium ... An actress falls in love with a real prince soon to be King, but their romance... more info $11.21was $14.99 Buy Now

The Merry... Lana Turner and Fernando Lamas star in this sumptuous Oscar -nominated musical... more info $17.56was $21.99 Buy Now

Latin Lovers ... Lana Turner is swept off her feet to a Latin beat in this frothy musical comedy... more info $17.56was $21.99 Buy Now

Who's Got the... In this domestic romp, Dean Martin and Lana Turner team up as a married couple... more info $18.55was $29.95 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: June 29, 1995
Born: February 8, 1920 Cause of Death: throat cancer
Birth Place: Wallace, Idaho, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
Witches' Brew (1978) as Vivian Cross
Margaret is married to Joshua, a professor of psychology, whose career is advancing well...due in large part to the fact that Margaret is a witch who has been casting good spells for him. When an older witch named Vivian knows that she is nearing the end of her lifespan, she sends her soul into Marg
Bittersweet Love (1976) as Claire
A newly married and pregnant young couple discover that they are half-siblings.
Persecution (1974) as Carrie Masters
The Big Cube (1969) as Adriana Roman
LSD almost ruins the life of a former actress and her stepdaughter.
Madame X (1966) as Holly Parker
A fallen woman on trial for murder is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
Love Has Many Faces (1965) as Kit Jordan
An aging heiress struggles to hold on to the kept man she loves.
Who's Got the Action? (1962) as Melanie Flood
When Steve Flood's marriage is threatened by his gambling ways, his desperate wife concocts a scheme whereby she becomes his bookie. Suddenly he goes on a winning streak and the mob goes after her to eliminate their competition.
By Love Possessed (1961) as Marjorie Penrose
A woman''''s desperate search for love leads to an affair with her husband''''s law partner.
Bachelor in Paradise (1961) as Rosemary Howard
A writer moves into a housing development to study married couples.
Portrait in Black (1960) as Sheila Cabot
A woman and her lover kill her husband and are targeted by someone who knows of their crime.
Imitation of Life (1959) as Lora Meredith
Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters.
Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) as "Cynthia Potter" from Love Finds Andy Hardy
In a sequel to the popular film series, Andy Hardy returns to Carvel to negotiate a land deal.
Another Time, Another Place (1958) as Sara Scott
Lana Turner is a female American journalist who has an affair with BBC war correspondent, Sean Connery, during WWII. When Connery is killed in action, Turner returns to his hometown to console his wife.
The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958) as Maggie Colby
Peyton Place (1957) as Constance MacKenzie
Small-town scandals erupt when a repressed woman deals with her daughter''''s move into adulthood.
Diane (1956) as Diane [Countess de Breze]
A beautiful woman serving as adviser to the King of France falls for his son.
The Sea Chase (1955) as Elsa Keller
A German freighter captain tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II.
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) as Lady Edwina Esketh
A spoiled, married English woman falls in love with an Indian doctor.
The Prodigal (1955) as Samarra
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
Flame and the Flesh (1954) as Madeline [Duvain]
American Madeline (Lana Turner), a no-better-than-she-has-to-be (and then only when pushed)traveler arrives in Naples. She has an eye for men and a penchant for getting by on her wits---a 1954 term for body---and soon has a well-meaning (dumb) young composer, Ciccio (Bonar Colleano)providing her with room and board. But she has a male counterpart in Ciccio's friend, cafe-singer Nino (Carlos Thompson), who recognizes her for what she is and he decides to intercede on behalf of his friend. Black Widow Madeline welcomes him into her parlor, in a manner of speaking to get past the censors, and the next thing Nino knows, he has abandoned his wedding plans with sweet-young-thing Lisa (Pier Angeli), and runs off with Madeline. Lisa and Ciccio are left with wringing hands, and Madeline and Nino become an American/Italian version of the "Battling Bickersons" or "The Honeymooners", with none of the fun.
Betrayed (1954) as Carla Van Oven
During World War II, a U.S. officer falls for a Resistance fighter suspected of being an enemy spy.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) as Georgia [Lorrison]
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
Latin Lovers (1952) as Nora Taylor
An heiress searches for true love while vacationing in Brazil.
The Merry Widow (1952) as "The Merry Widow" Crystal Radek
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
Mr. Imperium (1951) as Fredda Barlo [stage name of Frederica Brown]
An exiled king and a film star try to rekindle a romance from the past.
A Life of Her Own (1950) as Lily Brannel James
An innocent small-town girl climbs to the top of the modeling business man by man.
The Three Musketeers (1948) as Lady de Winter
Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.
Cass Timberlane (1948) as Virginia "Jinny" Marshland
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
Homecoming (1948) as Lt. Jane "Snapshot" McCall
A married man's wartime love affair spells trouble when peace comes.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) as Marianne Patourel
In 19th-century New Zealand, two sisters compete for the same man against a backdrop of political unrest and natural disaster.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as Cora Smith
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) as Bunny Smith, the stenographer
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
Keep Your Powder Dry (1945) as Valerie Parks
Three girls overcome their differences when they join the WACS.
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) as Theo [Scofield] West
A spoiled rich girl refuses to let marriage interfere with man-chasing.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Peggy Evans [also known as Carol Burden]
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
The Youngest Profession (1943) as
Teenage autograph seekers cause trouble at MGM.
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) as Paula Lane
Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II.
Johnny Eager (1942) as Lisbeth Bard
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) as Beatrix Emery
A scientist's investigations into the nature of good and evil turn him into a murderous monster.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) as Sheila Regan
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
Honky Tonk (1941) as Elizabeth Cotton [Johnson]
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
We Who Are Young (1940) as Margy [White] Brooks
A man violates company policy by getting married.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Pat Mahoney
A sister act splits up over love.
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) as Rosalie [Lewett]
A young doctor treats a gangster and falls for the man's kid sister.
These Glamour Girls (1939) as Jane Thomas
A drunken college boy invites a taxi dancer to spend the weekend at his snobbish school.
Dancing Co-Ed (1939) as Patty Marlow
A college girl fights to survive in academia and show business.
The Chaser (1938) as Miss Rutherford
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
Dramatic School (1938) as Mado
A young actress struggles to make a hit on stage and in married life.
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) as Cynthia [Potter]
A small-town boy tries to juggle two girlfriends at once.
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) as Maid
Classic biography of the Italian explorer and his journeys to China.
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) as Helen Thayer
A millionaire courts a working-class woman.
They Won't Forget (1937) as Mary Clay
Bigotry flares when a teacher is accused of killing a small-town girl in the South.
The Great Garrick (1937) as Auber
French actors set out to deflate the ego of legendary stage star David Garrick.

Cast (special)

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
Tenth Annual Circus of the Stars, The (1985)
The tenth annual program featuring celebrities performing circus routines.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)
A salute to the women Bob Hope has worked with for 32 years on television.

Cast (short)

Strictly G.I. (1943)
This patriotic short film features a filmed broadcast of the Command Performance radio program, featuring such Hollywood stars as Betty Hutton and Lana Turner.
Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga (1939)
In this short film, two small town girls sneak into a Hollywood club hoping for some star sightings but they get much more when they enter a conga line contest.
A Vitaphone Pictorial Review No. 2-6 (1937)
This short film contains three segments, showcasing Arabian trick and race horses, hockey, and footwear. Vitaphone Release B56.

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