Birth Name: Lana Turner
Birth Place: Wallace, Idaho, USA
Death Place: Century City, California, USA
Born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner on Feb. 8, 1921 to John and Mildred Turner in Burke, ID, she spent her earliest years in a humble household in the nearby mining town of Wallace, in which she was known as Judy. She would recall her days in Wallace as a homespun idyll, highlighted by her and her mother dancing with her father to songs on their wind-up Victrola. But all was not a Rockwell painting in the Turner home. Her father worked in the silver mines and money problems plagued the family, compounded by his frequenting Wallace's red light district, where he squandered his share on booze, dice and cards. To make ends meet, he took to bootlegging corn liquor, until the authorities caugh...
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