DiscoverYou Must Remember This67: MGM Stories Part 12: Lana Turner

67: MGM Stories Part 12: Lana Turner

Update: 2015-12-01
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The legendary 'Sweater Girl' was one of MGM’s prized contract players, the epitome of the mid-century sex goddess on-screen and an unlucky-in-love single mom off-screen who would burn through seven husbands and countless affairs. After nearly twenty years as a star not known for her acting prowess, Turner's career suddenly got interesting in the late 1950s, when the hits The Bad and the Beautiful, Peyton Place and Imitation of Life sparked a reappraisal of her talents. In the middle of this renaissance, Turner became embroiled in one of Hollywood history’s most shocking scandals: the murder of Turner’s boyfriend Johnny Stompanato at the hand of her 14 year-old daughter, Cheryl Crane.
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67: MGM Stories Part 12: Lana Turner

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