Kathleen Turner and Jay Weiss Split Up

Actress Kathleen Turner reportedly split up with her husband, mogul Jay Weiss, after 21 years of marriage.

By Entertainment News Staff   2 Sep 2005, 22:06 GMT
Actress Kathleen Turner reportedly split up with her husband, mogul Jay Weiss, after 21 years of marriage. Kathleen, 51, first met Weiss when she rented one of his New York apartments.

Turner married New York real-estate mogul Jay Weiss in 1984. They have a daughter, Rachel Ann Weiss, born 1988. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1992.

In 1978 Kathleen was hired as the second Nola Turner on NBC daytime soap "The Doctors", but was fired the next year because the producers felt she was "not hot enough".

Turner had the last laugh as she became a movie star a few years later in "Body Heat", which many consider one of the sexiest films (with Turner giving one of the sexiest performances) in the history of cinema. Turner remained a film star up to the early 1990s, but has since rarely appeared in major productions.

In addition to the television work listed above, she has also appeared as a guest on "Friends" (as the transvestite father of Chandler Bing), "King of the Hill" (voice), "The Simpsons" (voice), and Saturday Night Live, which she hosted twice.

In 2000 Turner starred as Mrs Robinson in the London revival of "The Graduate". In March 2005, she starred, with Bill Irwin, as Martha in a revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway.

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