Barbara Turner Movies and Career Information

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Jul 14, 1936
New York
Actor and Writer

Barbara Turner (born July 14, 1936) is an American screenwriter and former actress. 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. Turner generally writes complex, emotionally charged human dramas which focus on character interaction and personal relationships. She had several minor acting roles in obscure film and television productions of the 1950s and 1960s before co-writing with then-husband Morrow. In 1966, Morrow directed their screen adaptation of the Jean Genet play Deathwatch. In 1973, she wrote the screenplay for the TV movie The Affair, starring Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. Praised as a sensitive depiction of a disabled woman

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