Kathleen Turner

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A DOG AND A CATThe Strangest Kind of Romance by Tennessee Williams

Kathleen Turner Screen icon Kathleen Turner has garnered critical acclaim for her performances in various movies including Body Heat, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe; Romancing The Stone and Prizzi’s Honor, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for each; Peggy Sue Got Married, which brought Turner both an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination; and War of the Roses, and yet another Golden Globe nomination. Turner’s extensive film credits also include The Man with Two Brains, with Steve Martin; Jewel of the Nile, with Michael Douglas; The Accidental Tourist; V.I. Warshawski; John Waters’ Serial Mom; Naked in New York; Moonlight and Valentino; The Real Blonde; and Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. Ms. Turner has also starred on Broadway in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, for which she received a Tony nomination; Indiscretions; The Graduate; and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for which she received a second Tony nomination. Ms. Turner had a major recurring role last season playing the role of Sue Collini on Showtime’s hit series, Californication. In the spring of 2010 Ms. Turner starred as Molly Ivins in the world premiere of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at Philadelphia Theater Center and immediately following that shot the starring role in an independent film called The Perfect Family opening across the country on May 4th. Last year Ms. Turner starred on Broadway in the world premiere of a play by Matthew Lombardo called HIGH.  This past winter she performed her one woman show Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at The Geffen Theater in Los Angeles.  She has just completed a tour of HIGH in various cities all over the country and will next be going to the Arena Stage in DC to perform the Molly Ivins play.  In the fall Ms. Turner will be directing and starring in The Killing of Sister George at The Long Wharf Theatre to be followed by an Off Broadway production in 2013.  In addition to her film and stage credits, Turner wrote of her many accomplishments and life experiences in her 2008 autobiography titled Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on my Life, Love, and Leading Roles, which secured a position on the New York Times Best-Seller List.

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