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Turner, Barbara

TURNER, Barbara

PERSONAL

Married Vic Morrow (an actor), 1957 (divorced, 1964); married Reza Badiyi (a film producer and director; divorced); children: (first marriage) Jennifer Jason Leigh (an actress), Carrie Ann Morrow; (second marriage) Mina Badie (an actress). Education: Attended the University of Texas, Austin; studied acting at Erwin Piscator's school, New York City.

Addresses: Agent The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Lynn Pleshette Literary Agency, 2700 N. Beachwood Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Career: Writer, actress, producer, and director.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding writing in a special programdrama or comedyadaptation, 1978, for The War between the Tates; Humanitas Award finalist, for Widow and Out of Darkness; Christopher Award, for Eye of the Sparrow; Writers Guild Award nomination, for Petulia.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Jenny Ivers, TwoGun Lady, Associated Film Releasing Corp., 1956.

Judy, Wink of an Eye, United Artists, 1958.

Lorna, Monster from Green Hell, Distributors of America, 1958.

Sara, Operation Eichmann, Allies Artists, 1961.

(Uncredited) Mrs. Long, Solider Blue, AVCO Embassy, 1970.

Film Work:

Producer, Georgia, Miramax, 1995.

Director, Beautiful View, 2000.

Script consultant, The Anniversary Party, Fine Line, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Nightmare in Chicago (also known as Once upon a Savage Night ), 1964.

The farmer's wife, The Desperate Mission (also known as Joaquin Murietta ), NBC, 1969.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Joyce, "The Glorious Red Gallagher," Medic, NBC, 1956.

Alice, "Street of Fear," M Squad, NBC, 1957.

"Heartbeat," Suspicion, NBC, 1957.

"Heroes Never Group Up," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1958.

"Portrait of a Murderer," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1958.

Mary Sawyer, "No Luck on Friday," Outlaws, NBC, 1961.

Rose Hill, "I Hear America Singing," Ben Casey, ABC, 1962.

Emmy, "Lollipop Louie," Alcoa Premiere, ABC, 1963.

Hildegarde, "Once upon a Savage Knight," Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC, 1964.

Fanny Birnbaum, "A Nightingale Named Nathan," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.

Louise Devers, "Harvest of Strangers," The Virginian, NBC, 1966.

Television Work; Movies:

Associate producer, Freedom, ABC, 1981.

Supervising producer, Sessions, ABC, 1983.

Producer, Eye on the Sparrow, NBC, 1987.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Deathwatch (adapted from Jean Genet's play of the same title), Altura Films International, 1967.

Petulia (adapted from John Haase's novel), Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1968.

Georgia, Miramax, 1995.

Dead Ringer (adapted from Albert Beich and Oscar Millard's 1964 film), Warner Bros., 1996.

Pollock (based on Steven Naifeh and Gergory White Smith's biography), Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Beautiful View, 2000.

(Story only) The Company, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Also wrote Barn Blind (adapted from Jane Smiley's novel); Watseka; Knowledge of Angels (adapted from Jill Paton Walsh's novel).

Television Movies:

The Affair, ABC, 1973.

Widow, NBC, 1976.

The War between the Tates, NBC, 1977.

Freedom, ABC, 1981.

Sessions, ABC, 1983.

Eye on the Sparrow, NBC, 1987.

Somebody's Daughter, ABC, 1992.

Out of Darkness, ABC, 1994.

Television Pilots:

The Dark Side of Innocence (also known as The Hancocks ), NBC, 1976.

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