Lana Turner an Academy Award Nominee

Lana Turner (Feb 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was discovered and signed to a film contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1937 at the age of 16. Turner went on to establish herself as a leading actress during the 1940s in such films as “Johnny Eager” (1941), “Honky Tonk” (1941), “Ziegfeld Girl” (1941), “Somewhere I’ll Find You” (1942), and “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946). Her popularity continued through the 1950s, in such films as “The Bad and the Beautiful” (1952) and “Peyton Place” (1957), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Turner was well known inside Hollywood circles for dating often, changing partners often, and for never shying away from the topic of how many lovers she had in her lifetime. Turner was married eight times to seven different husbands. For her contribution to the motion-picture industry, Lana Turner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard.

Lana Turner

Lana Turner

Lana Turner

Lana Turner – “The Merry Widow” (1952)

Lana Turner with Lee Philips in  "Peyton Place" (1957)

Lana Turner with Lee Philips in “Peyton Place” (1957)

Lana Turner with John Garfield in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946)

Lana Turner with John Garfield in “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946)

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