She was staying in digs in North London when she met and fell for jobbing actor Peter Turner. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Gloria Grahame has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard. Then he beat her up when they got back together. Three years in, that dislike turned to loathing when Nicholas walked in on Gloria in bed with his year-old son Tony at their Malibu home.
Howard claimed Grahame was an unfit mother, and the two fought over custody of Marianna for years. When she asked to be lent out for roles in Born Yesterday and A Place in the Sun , Hughes refused and instead made her do a supporting role in Macao Real time. Grahame starred with Humphrey Bogart in the film In a Lonely Place for Columbia Pictures , a performance for which she gained praise.