Ten fun facts about Kathleen Turner
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Kathleen Turner was popularly known as the femme fatale of the Hollywood in the 1980’s.
She worked for several years in inconsequential bit-roles in off-Broadway productions as well as in TV soap operas. She thundered onto the movie scene only with her 1981 thriller “Body Heat”.
Kathleen was the daughter of an American ambassador and traveled the globe as a child. This added to her versatility as an actress.
Turner realized how attracted she was to acting when she was in England. She was impressed by Christopher Plummer, Diana Rigg and Angela Lansbury’s acting prowess when she saw them act, on her weekly theatre visits.Fact 5
In 1989, Hasty Pudding Theatricals awarded her the “Woman of the Year Award”Fact 6
Turner was no delicate daisy. She performed her own stunts in movies such as the 1984 “Romancing the Stone”, 1991- “V.I. Warshawski” and 1993- “Undercover Blues”.Fact 7
The talented actress was awarded two Lifetime Achievement Awards- The first in 2004 at the Savannah Film and Video Festival and the second in 2007 at Provincetown International Film Festival.Fact 8
Kathleen Turner's father was imprisoned for four years by the Japanese during World War II.Fact 9
Kathleen did the voice-over for Jessica Rabbit in the 1988 film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. Amy Irving performed the singing voice. Kathleen went un-credited in the film.Fact 10
Turner was a former gymnast and was known for her ability to perform most of her stunts in movies. In the 1990’s she faded from the Hollywood A-list after it was diagnosed that she suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. Click here for more people facts ❯
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