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Lana Turner

Julia Jean Mildred Frances (Lana) Turner (February 8, 1920 or 1921 - June 29, 1995) was an American actress.

Lana Turner reached the height of her fame in the 1940s and 50s. She was "discovered" at the age of 15 in a Hollywood soda shop by film journalist William R. Wilkerson[?], who introduced her to actor/comedian/talent agent Zeppo Marx. Turner went on to star in numerous films. The actress was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1957 movie Peyton Place.

Off screen, Ms. Turner was married eight times to seven different husbands, and had many lovers, including a gangster named Johnny Stompanato[?] who was fatally stabbed by Turner's daughter Cheryl Crane[?] (The killing was deemed a justifiable homicide by coroner's inquest).

In the 1970s and 80s Ms. Turner appeared in several television roles, but the majority of her final decade was spent out of the public eye. She died in 1995 of throat cancer which was diagnosed in 1992.



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