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Ted Turner

Ted TurnerAKA Robert Edward Turner III

Born: 19-Nov-1938
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Cable News Network

[1] Father was Episcopalian, his mother Catholic. Turner dislikes organized religion and most properly would be described as agnostic. He has publicly denied the Biblical story of Creation. Ken Auletta writes in his article "The Lost Tycoon" in The New Yorker, 23 April 2001, Turner "alternately describes himself as an atheist and an agnostic." He notes Turner's reaction when wife Jane Fonda suddenly announced her Christianity was one of shock more than anything else.

Father: Robert Edward Turner, Jr. (d. 5-Mar-1963, suicide)
Mother: Florence Rooney
Sister: Mary Jane Turner (b. 1941, d., lupus)
Wife: Julia Gale Nye (m. 1960, div.)
Daughter: Laura Lee Turner (b. 23-Jul-1961)
Son: Robert Edward Turner IV (b. 30-May-1962)
Wife: Jane Shirley Smith (m. Jun-1964, div. 1988)
Son: Rhett Turner
Son: Beauregard Turner
Daughter: Jennie Turner
Wife: Jane Fonda (m. 21-Dec-1991, div. 16-Apr-2001)
Girlfriend: Fréderique D'arragon
Girlfriend: Rebekah Stewart
Girlfriend: Elizabeth Dewberry (author)

    High School: McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN (1956)
    University: Brown University (expelled 1960)

    CNN Founder
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Owner (1985)
    United Nations Foundation Founder (1997-)
    Better World Society Founder (1985)
    Biden for President
    Ducks Unlimited
    Energy Future Coalition Steering Committee
    Environmental Media Association Board of Directors
    Kappa Sigma Fraternity
    National Restaurant Association
    Nuclear Threat Initiative Co-Founder (2001-)
    Rotary International Macon, GA
    Young Republicans
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
    Humanist of the Year 1990
    Time Person of the Year 1991
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6-Apr-2004
    Margaret Sanger Award 2004
    Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship
    Endorsement of Cutty Sark Whisky 1982
    Expelled from School
    Traveled to the USSR 1-Jul-1986
    Risk Factors: Bipolar Disorder, Dyslexia, Appendicitis

    Atlanta Braves Owner (1976-)
    Atlanta Hawks Owner (1977-)

    Jane Fonda in Five Acts (20-Jan-2018) · Himself
    Gods and Generals (10-Feb-2003)
    Fidel (2-Aug-2001) · Himself

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Is the subject of books:
Ted Turner: It Ain't As Easy As It Looks, 1993, BY: Porter Bibb, DETAILS: Crown Publishers
Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire, 2004, BY: Ken Auletta, DETAILS: Atlas Books
Clash of the Titans: How the Unbridled Ambition of Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch Has Created Global Empires that Control What We Read and Watch Each Day, 2003, BY: Richard Hack, DETAILS: New Millennium Press

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