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Barbara Turner, ‘Georgia’ Screenwriter, Actress and Producer, Dies at 79

Barbara Turner, ‘Georgia’ Screenwriter, Actress and Producer, Dies at 79

Barbara Turner, a screenwriter, actress and producer best known for her work penning the 1995 film “Georgia,” died in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She was 79. Turner was also the mother of actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, who starred in “Georgia,” which depicted the troubled relationship between two singing sisters (Leigh and Mare Winningham). She was nominated for two Emmys for her work on the 1977 NBC film “The War Between the Tates,” starring Elizabeth Ashley and Richard Crenna, and the 2012 HBO movie “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” with Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman. Also Read: Patty Duke, Oscar- and Emmy-Winning Actress, Dies at 69 Turner’s numerous

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