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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Classic Movie Goddess of the week - Lana Turner Part 2

Here are some little facts and trivia about Lana:

Height: 5"4
Nickname: The Sweater Girl
Married 8 times, twice to Stephen Crane
One daughter: Cheryl Crane (fathered by Steve Crane).

Her auburn hair was bleached for Idiot's Delight (1939). She was withdrawn from the film, but the fact that she had become a blonde not only changed her screen image but gave her such an outgoing, swinging personality that Hollywood called her the Nightclub Queen.

In the movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) with Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman she was originally supposed to play the part of Ivy, the tart, and Bergman was supposed to play the innocent girl engaged to Tracy but Bergman wanted Turner's part and so the roles were switched.

Campaigned for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1944 presidential election.

Was considered for the role of Maggie Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), which was eventually given to Elizabeth Taylor.

She was a true American hybrid, with a mixture of Scottish, Irish, Dutch and English ancestry.

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