Lana Turner
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"Julia Jean "Lana" Turner" was an American film and television actress.

Discovered and signed to a film contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the age of 16, Turner first attracted attention in They Won't Forget (1937). She played featured roles, often as the Ingenue (stock character)/ingenue, in such films as Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938). During the early 1940s, she established herself as a leading actress in such films as Johnny Eager (1941), Honky Tonk (1941 film)/Honky Tonk (1941), Ziegfeld Girl (film)/Ziegfeld Girl (1941), and Somewhere I'll Find You (1942). She appeared in the 1941 horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941 film)/Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946 film)/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 (film)/Peyton Place (1957), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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