By this period Turner achieved the milestone of her film career and was not only MGM's most popular star but also one of the ten best paid women in the United States. However in January 1948 it was reported that Lana Turner had withdrawn from the film. It was this appearance as a flirtatious girl described as "the kissing bug" that convinced Louis B.
Discovered and signed to a film contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the age of sixteen Turner first attracted attention in They Won't Forget (1937). Turner spent most of the 1970s and early 1980s in semi-retirement working only occasionally. Her first appearance on the show gave the series the highest rating it ever achieved.