Hollywood actress and screenwriter Barbara Turner died

Apr 6, 2016 12:10 IST

Renowned screenwriter and Hollywood actress Barbara Turner was died on 5 April 2016. She was 79.

She was a screenwriter of Petulia, Georgia, Pollock and may other features for film and television.

About Barbara Turner

• He started her career as an actress in Hollywood. She starred in TV series such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Playhouse 90 throughout the late 1950s.

• She shifted her career towards writing in 1966 with her first screenplay which was an adaption of author Jean Genet's play Deathwatch.

• She went on to pen acclaimed scripts for 1968 drama Petulia, Jackson Pollock biopic Pollack and Robert Altman's The Company.

• She wrote and produced music drama "Georgia In 1995. The film was honoured at the Montreal Film Festival's Grand Prix of the Americas.

• She also wrote a handful of screenplays for TV movies which includes The War Between the Tates and Hemingway & Gellhorn, For both of them she was nominated for Emmy.

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