Julia Jean "Lana" Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American film and television actress. Wikipedia
Age: 74 (age at death)
Born: 8th February, 1921, Wallace, Idaho, USA
Died: 29th June, 1995, Century City, California, USA
Height: 5' 3½" (161 cm)
Claim to Fame: The Bad And The Beautiful, Immitation Of Life,
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The truth is, sex doesn`t mean that much to me now. It never did, really. It was romance I wanted, kisses and candlelight, that sort of thing. I never did dig sex very much.
"The thing about happiness is that it doesn`t help you to grow; only unhappiness does that. So I`m grateful that my bed of roses was made up equally of blossoms and thorns. I`ve had a privileged, creative, exciting life, and I think that the parts that were less joyous were preparing me, testing me, strengthening me."
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).
Is portrayed by Brenda Bakke in L.A. Confidential (1997)
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Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner's black friend in the classic weeper "Imitation of Life," has died.
Actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said that Moore collapsed and died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn. Accounts of her age have differed over the years.
Moore was only the fifth black performer to be nominated for an Oscar, receiving the nod for the glossy Douglas Sirk film that became a big hit and later gained a cult following. The 1959 tearjerker,... Read More
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By BOB THOMAS, Associated Press Writer Bob Thomas, Associated Press Writer
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LOS ANGELES – Kathryn Grayson, whose beauty and lilting soprano voice brightened such popular MGM musicals of the 1940s and 1950s as "Anchors Aweigh," "Show Boat" and "Kiss Me Kate," has died at age 88.
Grayson died Wednesday at her Los Angeles home, the actress` longtime secretary and companion, Sally Sherman, told The Associated Press.
"She just went to sleep and didn`t wake up," Sherman said Thursday.
Grayson`s youthful... Read More
Posted by crown022002 4 years ago
LOS ANGELES – Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV`s "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said. He was 88.
Montalban`s death was announced at a city council meeting by president Eric Garcetti, who represents the district where the actor lived. Garcetti did not give a cause of death.
"What you saw on the screen and on television and on talk shows, this very courtly, modest, dignified individual, that`s exactly who he... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
NEW YORK - Robert Wagner`s long-awaited autobiography "Pieces of My Heart," written with Scott Eyman, is officially in book stores Tuesday. It`s a terrific read: classy like Wagner and full of interesting showbiz stories and insights.
During the course of his long-distance movie career, Wagner has worked with a staggering number of iconic headliners -- such names as Spencer Tracy, Audrey Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, John Ford, Sophia Loren, James Cagney, Paul Newman, Fred Astaire, Blake Edwards, Steve McQueen and Elizabeth Taylor only scratch the surface. And... Read More
Posted by CindyCelebs 6 years ago
"LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Cyd Charisse, the long-legged Texas beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died Tuesday. She was 86.
Charisse was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack, said her publicist, Gene Schwam.
She appeared in dramatic films, but her fame came from the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s.
Classically trained, she could dance anything, from a pas de deux in 1946`s "Ziegfeld Follies" to the... Read More
Posted by Doppelganger 6 years ago