Barbara Turner

Born Jul 14, 1936

Barbara Turner is an American screenwriter and former actress.

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1936 Birth Born on July 14, 1936.


1957 20 Years Old Turner was born in New York. She was married to actor Vic Morrow – with whom she had two daughters, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh and Carrie Ann Morrow – from 1957 to 1964, and to Iranian television director Reza Badiyi – with whom she had another daughter, actress Mina Badie, from 1968 to 1985. Both Vic Morrow and Reza Badiyi were close friends of the director Robert Altman, who later directed Leigh in two movies, Short Cuts (1993) and Kansas City (1996). Turner performed a cameo role in the family drama-comedy Margot at the Wedding, with daughter Jennifer, released in the fall of 2007. … Read More


1973 36 Years Old In 1973, she wrote the screenplay for the TV movie The Affair, starring Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. … Read More


1977 40 Years Old Turner later received accolades for her work, including a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for her adaptation of Petulia (1968), an Emmy nomination for the 1977 television movie The War Between the Tates, and the Christopher Award for the 1987 television movie Eye on the Sparrow.


1995 59 Years Old In 1995, she teamed up with daughter Jennifer Jason Leigh to produce Turner’s screenplay for Georgia, a film depicting the troubled relationship between two singing sisters (played by Leigh and Mare Winningham, who both won praise and several awards for their performances). … Read More


2010 74 Years Old In June 2010, it was announced that Turner and Jerry Stahl had written a screenplay for an HBO film about Ernest Hemingway and his relationship with Martha Gellhorn entitled Hemingway & Gellhorn; the film starred Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman when it aired in 2012. … Read More
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