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Ted Turner Biography

Birth Name:
Robert Edward Turner III
Birth Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Media mogul

Fast Facts

  • Won the America's Cup, yachting's most prestigious award, in 1977
  • Had a role as a Confederate colonel in the 1993 TV movie Gettysburg, which was produced by Turner Pictures
  • Was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1992, the Cable Television Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame in 2000
  • Is the author of a memoir, Call Me Ted (2008)
  • Was one of three inaugural winners of the Gorbachev Awards in 2011
  • Selected by former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, honorees are recognized for their world-changing achievements


  • Jennie Turner -- Daughter
  • Laura Lee Turner -- Daughter
  • Jane Smith -- Ex-wife
  • Judy Nye -- Ex-wife
  • Robert Edward Turner -- Father
  • Florence Turner -- Mother
  • Mary Jane Turner -- Sister
  • Beauregard Turner -- Son
  • Rhett Turner -- Son
  • Robert Edward Turner IV -- Son