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"A successful man is one who makes more money than a wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."
-- Lana Turner

" All men are alike. The approach is different; the result is always the same."
-- Lana Turner as Constance McKenzie in her Oscar® nominated role in Peyton Place

"Well, I'm going up and up and up--and nobody's going to pull me down!"
-- Lana Turner as Lora Meredith in Imitation of Life

"That walk down the street of a Southern town would completely change my life."
-- Lana Turner on They Won't Forget, the film that launched her career and labeled her "The Sweater Girl"

" 'Just walk,' he [LeRoy] would tell me. 'Walk from here to there..' Of course it wasn't until the screening that I understood why."
-- Lana Turner on They Won't Forget

"Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana."
-- Lana Turner

" She was so nervous her hands were shaking. She wasn't wearing any makeup, and she was so shy she could hardly look me in the face. Yet there was something so endearing about her that I knew she was the right girl. She had tremendous appeal, which I knew the audience would feel."
-- Mervyn LeRoy, director, on first meeting Lana Turner

" There was a problem getting a story with that much sex past the sensors. We figured that dressing Lana in white somehow made everything she did less sensuous. It was also attractive as hell.. They didn't have 'hot pants' back then, but you couldn't tell it by looking at her."
-- Tay Garnett, director of The Postman Always Rings Twice

"I've always loved a challenge."
    -- Lana Turner