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Lana Turner

[[File: Lana Turner fsa 8b01037.jpg | miniature | Lana Turner, 1941]] '' 'Lana Turner' '' (* February 8, 1921 in Wallace, Idaho, USA; † June 29, 1995 in Los Angeles; actually `` Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner '') was an American film actress. == Life and work == Lana Turner began her career with minor roles at Warner Brothers after she was discovered by director Mervyn LeRoy in the Tip Top Soda Shop. She caught the attention of the audience in 1937 with the legal drama `` The Third Degree '', in which Turner was seen as a murder victim in a slightly too tight sweater. After the strict censorship provisions of the Production Code in 1934 came into force, a way to present female charms without the forbidden nudity was found in actresses in very skimpy or tight costumes. Her considerable bust was shown off so well that Turner soon became known as '' The Sweater Girl ''. When LeRoy moved to MGM, Turner also moved to the studio, which took plenty of time to develop her talent. With supporting roles in A-films and leading roles in B-strips, the starlet Turner gradually became a serious actress. She tried to set up the studio as the successor to Jean Harlow, who had died in 1937. Turner had her first success on the way to a sex symbol in 1941 at the side of Clark Gable in `` A great guy ''. Lana Turner was a popular pin-up girl during World War II. It was increasingly used in more expensive productions and surprised the critics there with mature and differentiated depictions, for example in 1942 in the gangster flick '' The Dead Lives '' and in 1946 when Turner in the role of a murderous adulteress in the film noir '' Im Netz der Passions ''. The film adaptation of the novel `` When the Postman Rings Twice '' by James M. Cain was an atypical MGM production with its quite blunt portrayal of adultery, seduction, violence and murder for the time. The studio otherwise focused on more family-friendly entertainment. In 1957, Lana Turner received her only nomination for the 1957 for her appearance in '' Embers under the Ashes '', the film adaptation of the scandal book '' Peyton Place '' by Grace Metalious, the biggest sales success since Margaret Mitchell's '' Gone with the Wind '' Oscar as '' Best Actress ''. The film showed Turner as an unmarried mother in the drama of domestic violence, incest, rape, suicide and racial prejudice. [[File: Eiganotomo-2-1951-page2.jpg | miniature | Lana Turner, 1951]] The following year she hit the headlines after her lover Johnny Stompanato was stabbed to death by her underage daughter Cheryl Crane. He had previously threatened to kill Turner and her daughter in an argument. In the process that followed, it was also about Turner's possible complicity in the act. Harold Robbins used the story only slightly changed in 1964 in his novel Where Love Has Gone. Susan Hayward played the lead role in the film adaptation of the same name. Shortly after the trial, Turner had the greatest success of her career in 1959 in the melodrama As Long As There Are People, directed by Douglas Sirk. After other successful films, most of which she shot for Universal, '' Madame X '' from 1966, one of the countless film adaptations of the 1909 play of the same name, was her last commercial success. The critics agreed, however, that Constance Bennett, as a vicious mother-in-law, would have granted all acting honors. Thereafter, Turner's career quickly came to an end, occasionally she still appeared in touring theater productions. She played her last major role in the 1980s in the TV series '' Falcon Crest ''. Lana Turner was also known for her numerous affairs and her eight marriages with seven men, including Lex Barker. Turner terminated a pregnancy at the insistence of Louis B. Meyer from MGM so as not to spoil her image as a sex symbol. Her marriage to Barker, who died in 1973, subsequently hit the headlines in the late 1980s when Cheryl Crane's biography Detour A Hollywood Story appeared, in which she claimed she had been sexually abused by Lex Barker as a teenager for years. This is also cited as the ultimate trigger for Turner's separation from Barker, after the two are said to have been a crisis for a long time. In interviews, Barker named a “certain story” of Turner's daughter as the final reason for the divorce, but without going into the details. Lana Turner died of cancer in 1995 at the age of 74 in Culver City, California.