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Barbara Turner, Screenwriter and Mother of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dies at 79

Barbara Turner, Screenwriter and Mother of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dies at 79

Barbara Turner, screenwriter of Petulia, Georgia and Pollock, has died. She was 79. The mother of actress Jennifer Jason Leigh passed away on Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to Variety. Among many of Turner's screenplay credits are 1968's Petulia, which earned her a Writers' Guild of America nomination, as well as 1977's The War Between the Tates, which garnered her an Emmy nomination. In 1994, Turner teamed up with daughter Leigh to produce her screenplay Georgia, directed by Ulu Grosbard. Years later in 2000, actors Marcia Gay Harden and Ed Harris earned Academy Award nominations for their roles in the Turner-scripted Jackson Pollock biopic Pollock.

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