19 June 1954: Birthday of Kathleen Turner, American actress (Source)

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Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an American actress. Known for her distinctive, gritty voice, Turner has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, and two Tony Awards.[1]

Turner rose to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), The Man with Two Brains (1983), Crimes of Passion (1984), Romancing the Stone (1984), and Prizzi’s Honor (1985), the last two earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, Turner had roles in The Accidental Tourist (1988), The War of the Roses (1989), Serial Mom (1994), and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Turner later had roles in The Virgin Suicides (1999), Baby Geniuses (1999), Beautiful (2000), and Marley & Me (2008). On TV she guest-starred on the NBC sitcom Friends as Chandler Bing‘s drag queen father Charles Bing, in the third season of Showtime‘s Californication as Sue Collini, the jaded, sex-crazed owner of a talent agency, and on the Netflix dramedy series The Kominsky Method as Michael Douglas‘ character’s ex-wife Roz Volander. Turner’s voice roles include Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Monster House (2006), and guesting on the television series The Simpsons, Family Guy, King of the Hill and Rick and Morty.

In addition to film, Turner has worked in the theatre, and has been nominated for the Tony Award twice for her Broadway roles as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Turner has also taught acting classes at New York University. (Source)

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