Cheryl Crane
American writer
Cheryl Crane
Cheryl Christina Crane is the only child of actress Lana Turner, from her marriage to actor-restaurateur Stephen Crane, her second husband. On April 4, 1958, at age 14, Cheryl Crane stabbed her mother's boyfriend Johnny Stompanato to death. The killing was ruled a justifiable homicide: Crane was deemed to have been protecting her mother.
Biography
Cheryl Crane's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Cheryl Crane
News
News abour Cheryl Crane from around the web
Video: Cheryl Crane on new book
CBS News - over 5 years
Author <a class="fplink fp-47320" href="/cheryl+crane">Cheryl Crane</a> talks about her new book, "The Bad Always Die Twice," and how it was inspired by her mother, movie star Lana Turner.
Article Link:
CBS News article
James Ellroy's City of Demons: 5 Freaky L.A. Crime Sites from the TV Series ... - LA Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Turner&#39;s 14-year-old daughter, Cheryl Crane, had already endured rape at the hands of Turner&#39;s fourth husband, also-ran actor Lex Barker. Now, Crane was witness to Turner and Stompanato&#39;s tempestuous relationship -- one that had both Turner and Crane
Article Link:
Google News article
Lágrimas en el cielo - Diario El Mundo de Orizaba (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Inusual: Un caso madre célebre-hija en conflicto es el muy sonado en 1958, cuando Cheryl Crane, de 14, única hija de la legendaria Lana Turner (de uno de sus 7 maridos), acuchilla fatalmente al amante de su padre, el guapo malviviente Johnny Stompanato
Article Link:
Google News article
Evocan a Lana Turner con el filme “El cartero siempre llama dos veces” - Uniradio Informa
Google News - over 5 years
Un año después llegó el escándalo con el asesinato de su amante Johnny Stompanato por parte de su hija Cheryl Crane. Durante el juicio se dio publicidad a las cartas entre ella y su amante, en las que se ponía de manifiesto su gusto por el
Article Link:
Google News article
Io sono un'assassina - Persinsala.it
Google News - over 5 years
Le narrazioni sono intervallate da tre drammatizzazioni vere e proprie in cui Di Majo, nel ruolo di accusatore, interroga la giovanissima Ilaria Ceci che, di volta in volta, assume il ruolo di Violette Noziere, Cheryl Crane e Amy Fisher
Article Link:
Google News article
Johnny Stompanato - Nuevo Siglo Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
Desde un principio la relación fue lamentable y llena de violencia física y mental que afectó en demasía a la hija de la actriz, Cheryl Crane. Johnny Stompanato además se relacionó con el gángster Mickey Cohen, encargado de la mafia en Hollywood quien
Article Link:
Google News article
Book-signing Saturday at Germanna Visitors Center - Fredericksburg.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
The book has 226 pages with illustrations drawn by their daughter Cheryl Crane; photographs of the Germanna families Deal, Hoffman, Yowell, Crigler, Aylor, Blankenbaker, and Weaver; and true accounts of the way of life from 1846-1925
Article Link:
Google News article
Louisville Science Center names two to top staff positions - Louisville Courier-Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
The Louisville Science Center has hired Mike Norman as its director of business operations and has added Cheryl Crane to the new position of director of advancement and stakeholder engagement. The additions should help the center on West Main Street
Article Link:
Google News article
James Bacon, 96, Chronicler of the Stars
NYTimes - over 6 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Bacon, who spent six decades chronicling Hollywood's biggest stars as a reporter, author and syndicated columnist, died on Saturday at his home in the Northridge section of Los Angeles. He was 96. The cause was congestive heart failure, said Stan Rosenfield, a family friend. As a reporter for The Associated Press for 23
Article Link:
NYTimes article
TBR; TBR: Inside the List
NYTimes - almost 9 years
THE BACK LIST: Twenty years ago this week, Robert Ludlum was still alive to write his own best sellers -- others do it for him now -- and first novels by Tom Wolfe and Scott Turow were riding high. On the nonfiction side, Donald Trump had his first best seller, while a university press book atypically cracked the list (''Battle Cry of Freedom'')
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Hot Properties
NYTimes - about 9 years
THE STAR MACHINE By Jeanine Basinger. Illustrated. 586 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $35. ''God makes stars,'' the pioneering movie producer Samuel Goldwyn once said. ''It's up to producers to find them.'' In this era of D.I.Y. stardom, you don't need God or Goldwyn to grab your 15 minutes; you need only a Webcam and the minor technological wherewithal to
Article Link:
NYTimes article
AT THE MOVIES; East and West Dos and Don'ts
NYTimes - over 15 years
On a crisp late summer morning, Jackie Chan was walking up and down a Toronto sidewalk in an old-fashioned, high-necked chauffeur's uniform and uncomplainingly signing autographs for all comers. Mr. Chan was in the first week of filming ''The Tuxedo,'' a DreamWorks production being directed by Kevin Donovan, a veteran maker of television
Article Link:
NYTimes article
A PERSONAL VIEW; What Causes Brutality? The People Nurturing It
NYTimes - over 17 years
When what was formerly commonplace fades to rarity, we come to think it bizarre. Whose mother still steps behind the house to throttle a chicken for Sunday dinner? Who has seen a goiter or a face ruined by smallpox? Serious private violence used to be routine, a way people settled disputes in the ages before access to courts of law and police
Article Link:
NYTimes article
'Why They Kill'
NYTimes - over 17 years
To the Editor: In her review of my book ''Why They Kill'' (Sept. 19), Joyce Carol Oates impugns the veracity of Lonnie H. Athens's interviews with incarcerated violent criminals even though she must know (assuming she read the book) that Athens carefully checked his subjects' claims against their detailed case files and threw out entire interviews
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Crime and Punishment
NYTimes - over 17 years
WHY THEY KILL The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist. By Richard Rhodes. 371 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $26.95. To write a mighty book, Herman Melville declared, you must have a mighty theme. Few works of American nonfiction of our time have been mightier than Richard Rhodes's ''Making of the Atomic Bomb'' (1986) and ''Dark Sun: The Making
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Lana Turner Is Dead at 75; 'Sweater Girl' and Sultry Star
NYTimes - over 21 years
Lana Turner, who built a successful movie career on her first screen appearance as a teen-age "sweater girl," died on Thursday. She was 75 and lived in Los Angeles. "She just took a breath and she was gone," her daughter, Cheryl Crane, was quoted as saying in Daily Variety, a trade newspaper. Miss Turner, who had been treated for throat cancer,
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Lana Turner, the Sultry Actress, Is Dead at 75
NYTimes - over 21 years
Lana Turner, who built a successful movie career on her first screen appearance as a teen-age "sweater girl," died yesterday. She was 75 and lived in Los Angeles. "She just took a breath and she was gone," her daughter, Cheryl Crane, was quoted as saying in Daily Variety, a trade newspaper. Miss Turner, who had been treated for throat cancer,
Article Link:
NYTimes article
CHRONICLE
NYTimes - over 24 years
On the mend: two legendary show business figures, LANA TURNER and LIONEL HAMPTON. Miss Turner, 72, is recuperating in her Los Angeles home from surgery to remove a small cancerous growth from her thoat. She entered a hospital in the city under an assumed name on May 13 and was released a few days later. On Monday, she issued a statement that read:
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Clifford Jahr, 54, Dies; Entertainment Writer
NYTimes - over 25 years
Clifford Jahr, a writer who specialized in the world of entertainment, died Tuesday at New York Hospital. He was 54 wears old. He died of AIDS, said his sister, Beverly J. Murphy. After writing a number of newspaper and magazine profiles of entertainers, Mr. Jahr collaborated with Cheryl Crane, the daughter of Lana Turner, in telling her life story
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cheryl Crane
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 67
    Her first work of fiction, a mystery novel titled The Bad Always Die Twice, was published in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Her detective is a Hollywood "realtor to the stars" whose mother is a legendary Hollywood star.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 54
    Crane was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, underwent a mastectomy and was treated with radiation and chemotherapy.
    More Details Hide Details She has since been in remission. Crane currently lives in the Palm Springs, California, area, where she works as a real-estate agent with Jocelyn "Josh" LeRoy, her partner of 37 years.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 25
    In 1969, Crane was detained by the Los Angeles Police Department when three half-grown marijuana plants were discovered in the back seat of her car.
    More Details Hide Details Years later, Cheryl publicly revealed her lesbianism to her mother, who accepted the news well. Turner said she regarded Cheryl's partner, Jocelyn "Josh" LeRoy, "as a second daughter". In her autobiography, Detour: a Hollywood Tragedy - My Life With Lana Turner, My Mother (1988), Crane discussed the Stompanato killing publicly for the first time and admitted to the stabbing. She further alleged that she was subject to a series of sexual assaults at the hands of her stepfather and her mother's fourth husband, actor Lex Barker.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 17
    She was recaptured and then released in 1961.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1960
    Age 16
    Following Stompanato's death, Crane was made a ward of the State of California and sent to an all-girls boarding school, from which she escaped in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1958
    Age 14
    On April 4, 1958, at age 14, Cheryl Crane stabbed her mother's boyfriend Johnny Stompanato to death.
    More Details Hide Details The killing was ruled a justifiable homicide: Crane was deemed to have been protecting her mother. Stompanato was well-known to have been abusive, extremely jealous of Turner and had previously pointed a gun at actor Sean Connery, her co-star in Another Time, Another Place, only to have Connery take the gun from him, beat him and force him from the movie set.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1943.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)