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Also Known As: Janine Gauntt Died:
Born: December 6, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA Profession: actor, producer, director, model, cattle rancher

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An attractive leading player of the small screen, Janine Turner won fans and fame as the intelligent, down-to-earth, but unlucky in love Alaskan pilot Maggie O'Connell in the quirky CBS comedy-drama "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95).

An attractive leading player of the small screen, Janine Turner won fans and fame as the intelligent, down-to-earth, but unlucky in love Alaskan pilot Maggie O'Connell in the quirky CBS comedy-drama "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Solace (2014)
2.
 Maggie's Passage (2009)
3.
 Black Widow (2009)
4.
 Primal Doubt (2008)
7.
 Birdie and Bogey (2004)
8.
 No Regrets (2004)
9.
 Dr. T and the Women (2000) Dorothy Chambliss
10.
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Grew up in Euless, Texas; veteran of child beauty pageants; named Little Miss Texas La Petite at age 6
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Moved to NYC at age 15
1979:
Signed by the Wilhemina model agency where, at age 16, was one of their youngest models
1980:
Made first television appearance in three episodes of the popular CBS primetime serial drama, "Dallas", playing a friend of Lucy Ewing's
1981:
TV series debut as regular in the behind-the-scenes drama "Behind the Screen" (CBS)
1982:
Played featured role of "blonde bombshell" kleptomaniac spy Laura Templeton in ABC daytime serial, "General Hospital"; Demi Moore cast as her sister
1982:
Made feature film debut in cameo as a soap opera actress in the uneven spoof "Young Doctors in Love"
1986:
Co-starred in "Tai-Pan"
1986:
Moved back to NYC; performed in several Off-Broadway plays
1989:
Appeared as Clairee's niece in "Steel Magnolias"
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Starred in CBS primetime comedy-drama "Northern Exposure" as an unlucky-in-love pilot; nominated for 1993 Emmy Award as Lead Actress in a Drama Series
1993:
First leading role in features, "Cliffhanger"
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Acted in the busted CBS pilot "Fully Clothed, Non Dancing Girls"
1997:
Returned to features as Mrs. Cleaver in the big screen version of "Leave It to Beaver"
1997:
Played a kidnapped frontierswoman in "Stolen Women: Captured Hearts" (CBS)
1998:
Producing debut, the ABC telepic "Circle of Deceit"; also starred
1998:
Starred in title role in "Beauty" (CBS), a contemporary retelling of the "Beauty and the Beast" story
1999:
Played leading role of a successful businesswoman in "Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'A Secret Affair'"
2000:
Returned to TV series work as a regular on "Strong Medicine"; made directorial debut with an episode in fall 2001
2000:
Had featured role in Robert Altman's "Dr. T and the Women"
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Notes

"I was always the Victim of the Week, yelling 'Oh, help me!' just before Knight Rider or the A-Team would come to rescue me." --Turner reflecting on her mid-1980s career, when she was stuck playing a series of beautiful but vacuous women, quoted in Entertainment Weekly, May 3, 1991.

On returning to NYC to live at age 24, Turner told Parade (July 9, 2000): "I'd reached a point where I didn't respect what I was doing anymore. I thought if I could educate myself about acting, then maybe I could respect it again ... New York became my own liberal arts degree. I spent my time taking acting lessons, going to symphonies, seeing Japanese films and reading The New York Times. It was a time for me to develop who I was."

"Horses are like Valium for me. I could be having a miserable day and the minute I get on my horses, I relax." --Turner quoted in Movieline, July 1997.

She is a member of the The Common Ground Theatre, an avant-garde theatre group for which, in addition to acting, Turner writes poetry and plays.

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companion:
Alec Baldwin. Had three, older.
companion:
Alec Baldwin. Actor. Engaged c. 1983; wedding cancelled.
companion:
Sylvester Stallone. Actor, screenwriter. Dated.
companion:
Sylvester Stallone. Married in 1934; divorced.
companion:
Mikhail Baryshnikov. Dancer. Dated.
companion:
Mikhail Baryshnikov. Priest.
companion:
Mark Grace. Died of cancer c. 1908.
companion:
Mark Grace. Athlete. First baseman for the Chicago Cubs.
companion:
Jerry Jones Jr. Son of the owner of the Dallas Cowboys; no longer together.
companion:
Jerry Jones Jr. Former old wildcatter.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Turner Gauntt. Pilot. Flew for Braniff for 30 years; Turner took her acting surname from his first name; had attended West Point; divorced from Janice Gauntt.
father:
Turner Gauntt. Actor.
mother:
Janice Gauntt. Born c. 1923; attended Ashley Hall at the same time as former First Lady Barbara Bush; she and Hutton's father divorced around the end of WWII.
mother:
Janice Gauntt. Real estate broker. Divorced from Turner Gauntt.
brother:
Tim Gauntt. Employment headhunter. Born c. 1959.
brother:
Tim Gauntt. Second wife; married in 1955.
daughter:
Juliette Loraine Gauntt. Born on November 22, 1997.
daughter:
Juliette Loraine Gauntt. Has three; younger.
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