Christian Brando
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Christian Brando
Christian Brando was the eldest child of actor Marlon Brando. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of the boyfriend of his half-sister Cheyenne. On May 16, 1990, Christian Brando had shot Dag Drollet to death at Marlon Brando's residence on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. He was released from prison in 1996. In 2005, he pleaded no contest to spousal abuse of his wife, Deborah Presley, and was given probation.
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Brad Kaaya puts Chaminade over top against Oaks Christian
LATimes - over 3 years
Defense dominates quarterback showdown between Kaaya and Oaks Christian's Brandon Dawkins. Facing fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line late in Thursday night's game, West Hills Chaminade quarterback Brad Kaaya knew exactly what he wanted to do. The question was, would his coach give him the chance?
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Pleading Insanity: Why Robert Blake Now Acts Crazy For a Living
The New Republic - over 4 years
Did you see Robert Blake on the “Piers Morgan Show” last week? You can catch up with it on the CNN website, even if it’s now become a series of bites or takes, with bleeps here and there. It was the movie of the week, where you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen and didn’t know what to believe. What more can you ask for? First, the contestants: Piers Morgan is 47, six-feet-one and barely shy of 200 pounds, I’d guess. He has a plush, self-satisfied poker face, not too far from David Cameron. Rupert Murdoch appointed him editor of the News of the World, and he then moved on to run the Daily Mirror. In 2011, CNN brought him to America to fill the Larry King slot. He is smart on live television, and tougher than his the pretty-boy face would suggest. But he doesn’t know whether he is Edward Murrow or David Frost. He may guess how that dilemma crushed Frost, but still he can’t make up his mind. Blake v. Morgan was not a fair fight. Blake is 78, five-feet-four, maybe 150 pounds and h ...
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Christian Brando's Death Settled - The Beverly Hills Courier
Google News - over 5 years
"It appears that medicine was prescribed by this doctor just days before Christian Brando was admitted to the hospital," Pipes said previously. "We believe that had (Brando) been admitted to the hospital days earlier it would have saved his life
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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Defies Top Rank Wishes, Will Fight Ronald Hearns on Sept. 17 - Bad Left Hook
Google News - over 5 years
it must be tough to be the son of an absolute legend. i'm happy he's doing something positive with his life and not some christian brando type of guy. by jake_ash on Aug 6, 2011 1:44 PM EDT reply actions by SmittytheCutman on Aug 6, 2011 3:07 PM EDT
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Filme enfoca personagens secundários da vida de Jackson - TNonline
Google News - over 5 years
Christian Brando matou o namorado da meia-irmã em 1991. E, bem, Michael Jackson se tornou o Rei do Pop, antes de morrer de overdose de analgésicos há dois anos. "A Hollywood Secreta de Michael Jackson" apresenta os personagens que habitavam a vida do
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Marlon Brando's Welsh relative fights for return of actor's ashes - WalesOnline
Google News - over 5 years
She claims they are being held “hostage” by Donna Geon, the ex-girlfriend of Kashfi and Brando's late son Christian Brando. Miss Geon denies any wrongdoing. But Terry O'Callaghan, Brando's nephew through marriage with Kashfi, has now reached out to
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Biopic to be Made - Benzinga
Google News - over 5 years
... and Best Drama awards at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival for his feature film Brando Unauthorized, in which he played Marlon Brando and directed himself along with his son Ricco Chapa in the role of Christian Brando
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CONTROVERSIAL DIRECTOR DAMIAN CHAPA TO DIRECT A DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN BIOPIC - MMD Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... and Best Drama awards at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival for his feature film Brando Unauthorized, in which he played Marlon Brando and directed himself along with his son Ricco Chapa in the role of Christian Brando
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Terror of borrowed idioms - DAWN.com
Google News - almost 6 years
He died in virtual captivity after becoming a Christian. Brando, who had fought assiduously on behalf of the American Indian community, would not have hesitated to see the codename as a white supremacist slur. Did President Obama choose it?
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Invite to the May 12th CP Breakfast Meeting - Professor Gerald Uelmen on the ... - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - almost 6 years
Christian Brando, in addition to arguing cases in the US Supreme Count / CA Supreme Court and having been one of the founders of "California Catholic Lawyers Against the Death Penalty" ( www.ccladp.org ), we suspect he will have some very strong
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Tuki Brando - Vogue.it
Google News - almost 6 years
A quanto dicono gli articoli e una manciata di biografie, soffriva di dipendenza dall'alcool e dalle droghe, intensificate dopo l'omicidio, nel 1990, di suo marito Dag Drollet da parte del fratellastro di Cheyenne, Christian Brando
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Nieto de Marlon Brando se luce como modelo - Terra Perú
Google News - almost 6 years
Aunque muchos podrían pensar que el joven no necesita estos trabajos, lo cierto es que vivió una infancia muy dura: su tío Christian Brando mató de un disparo a su padre y, tras el suicidio de su madre Cheyenne -quien sufría de alteraciones mentales-,
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Marlon Brando : Son petit-fils Tuki éblouit la mode après une enfance tragique ! - Pure People
Google News - almost 6 years
Fils de Cheyenne Brando [fille de l'acteur et de Tarita Teriipia, sa partenaire dans Les Révoltés du Bounty], il a perdu son père, Drag Drollet, assassiné par le demi-frère de Cheyenne, Christian Brando [décédé en 2008 ], dans la maison de leur père à
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Christian Brando, 49, Troubled Son of Film Star
NYTimes - about 9 years
Christian Brando, the troubled eldest son of Marlon Brando, died Saturday morning at a hospital in Los Angeles, a lawyer representing his father's estate said Saturday. He was 49. The cause was pneumonia, said the lawyer, David Seeley. Mr. Seeley said Mr. Brando was taken to the hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, on Jan. 11. ''This is
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Christian Brando, 49, Troubled Son of Marlon Brando
NYTimes - about 9 years
Christian Brando, the troubled eldest son of Marlon Brando, died Saturday morning at a hospital in Los Angeles, a lawyer representing his father's estate said Saturday. He was 49. The cause was pneumonia, said the lawyer, David Seeley. Mr. Seeley said Mr. Brando was taken to the hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, on Jan. 11. ''This is
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And Some Must Party On
NYTimes - over 11 years
FOR party promoters, daylight can be an uneasy time. Life's complications -- bank statements for example -- are illuminated, and with no soundtrack, the world can seem hauntingly quiet. Sitting in his Midtown office, a rented desk at a real estate firm on Madison Avenue, Marc de Gontaut Biron was coping with this creeping unease by doing what any
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Marlon Brando, Screen Giant Of Electric Intensity, Dies at 80
NYTimes - over 12 years
Marlon Brando, the rebellious prodigy who electrified a generation and forever transformed the art of screen acting but whose obstinacy and eccentricity prevented him from fully realizing the promise of his early genius, died on Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 80. The cause was pulmonary fibrosis, said Jay Cantor, a family spokesman. In
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In Actor's Arrest in Killing, Los Angeles Sees a Remake
NYTimes - almost 15 years
The helicopters had live footage of a white Ford on a Los Angeles freeway. The news teams swarmed a private home in an exclusive residential district. There was even an Italian restaurant that was the site of the last supper. In the city where falls from grace are a popular spectator sport, television reporters and talk show hosts fished for
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Actor Robert Blake Is Arrested In Killing of Wife in Los Angeles
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Robert Blake, star of the old ''Baretta'' television series who also played the killer in the movie adaptation of Truman Capote's ''In Cold Blood,'' was arrested today in the killing of his wife nearly a year ago, the police said. Los Angeles police took Mr. Blake into custody this afternoon from his home in Hidden Hills, west of Los Angeles. They
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christian Brando
    FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 49
    Brando was buried on February 17, 2008 at the Kalama Oddfellows Cemetery in Kalama, Washington.
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    He had been admitted into Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center on January 11, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his mother, Anna Kashfi, and his son, Michael Brando (1988).
    Brando died of pneumonia on January 26, 2008 at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center at the age of 49.
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  • 2005
    Age 46
    In December 2005, Deborah filed a lawsuit against Brando in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging spousal abuse involving an incident in Brando's home.
    More Details Hide Details Brando counterclaimed for "a savage beating" during the same incident claiming that she broke into his home and beat him because he wanted to annul their marriage only 10 weeks after exchanging vows. They stayed in contact while Christian was sent to a treatment center for his drug abuse/use. The case was not settled as Christian Brando died and his estate never settled with Deborah.
    Brando pleaded no contest to charges of spousal abuse involving Deborah in January 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He was placed on probation and ordered to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
  • 2004
    Age 45
    On October 16, 2004 in Las Vegas, after a five-year-long relationship, Brando wed Deborah Presley, an actress who had won the right to be known as daughter of Elvis Presley in 1989 in Tennessee Supreme court. The marriage lasted a short time and was annulled in June 2005 while both were residents of California.
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    In 2004, information introduced at the trial of Robert Blake for the 2001 murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, exposed Brando's relationship with Bakley and his possible involvement in her murder.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Brando pleaded no contest to spousal abuse of his then wife Deborah and was given probation.
  • 2001
    Age 42
    Robert Blake and his defense attorneys claimed that Christian Brando was involved in the 2001 murder of Blake's 44-year-old wife Bonnie Lee Bakley.
    More Details Hide Details Robert Blake was ultimately charged with his wife's murder and although acquitted in the criminal trial, he was found liable for her death in the civil case. Testimony introduced during the criminal pre-trial hearings and the subsequent civil trial attempted to implicate Christian in the murder, suggesting that he had the same motive as Blake to have Bonnie Lee Bakley killed. Bakley had become pregnant and claimed to both Brando and Blake that they were the father. A DNA test subsequently determined that Robert Blake, not Christian Brando, was the biological father. According to trial testimony, just days before her death Bakley continued to claim Brando was the father of her child. Dianne Mattson testified in court that Brando became enraged, and at one point stated "somebody should put a bullet in that bitch's head". In a tape-recorded conversation between Brando and Bakley, Brando stated, "You’re lucky. You know, I mean, not on my behalf, but you’re lucky someone ain’t out there to put a bullet in your head.”
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 36
    Cheyenne attempted suicide twice during the trial. Then in 1995, a year before Christian was released from prison, she committed suicide at the age of 25 after losing custody of her son.
    More Details Hide Details After his release, Christian moved to Washington for a few years while working as a tree cutter and artistic welder.
  • 1990
    Age 31
    On May 16, 1990, Brando fatally shot Dag Drollet, the boyfriend of his half-sister Cheyenne in the living room of his father's house in Beverly Hills, California.
    More Details Hide Details Drollet was in a four-year relationship with Cheyenne, who was 8 months pregnant by Drollet at the time. A few days before the incident, Drollet had flown in from Tahiti to Los Angeles to visit Cheyenne. Cheyenne was visiting her father along with her mother and both were staying at Marlon Brando's residence. Marlon Brando had known the Drollet family for years. Christian Brando, however, had met Dag Drollet for the first time several hours before he shot him to death. On the evening of the killing, Brando and Cheyenne had dinner at Musso & Frank Grill where Cheyenne told Brando that Drollet had been physically abusive toward her, which may have been untrue. Christian Brando said to a reporter from The Los Angeles Times, "She went off on this bizarre tangent." Later, around 11 p.m. that night, Brando, who admitted to being drunk at the time, confronted Drollet at the Brando home and shot him. Brando claimed that he did not intend to kill Drollet. "I just wanted to scare him," he said. Cheyenne was staying in a separate room. Christian Brando claimed that he and Drollet were fighting over the gun when it accidentally went off. In an interview with The Times, Brando said that later revelations about Cheyenne's mental health had made him question whether she was ever beaten by Drollet. "I feel like a complete chump for believing her," he said.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 28
    Brando's first marriage to Mary Brando ended without acrimony in 1987 after six years; they first met when both were ten years old.
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    He played a killer in the Sacra Corona Unita (the Quarter Italian Mafia) in the film La Posta in gioco ("The Prize at Stake"), filmed in Southern Italy in 1987.
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  • 1980
    Age 21
    He appeared in four other films and four made-for-TV productions, sometimes using the alias Gary Brown, between 1980 and 1990.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 13
    In 1972, while his father was abroad in France filming Last Tango in Paris, Christian was kidnapped by his mother, who took him from school, then brought him to a gang of hippie friends in Baja California, Mexico.
    More Details Hide Details Apparently, she had promised them $10,000 if they would hide Christian away. When she refused to pay, they took and hid the boy; a posse of private detectives hired by Marlon, from an agency named "The Investigators," led by private investigator Jay J. Armes, rescued him late one night. He was found living in a tent and ill with bronchial pneumonia. His mother was arrested near the Mexican border after being pulled over for drunk driving and disorderly behavior. Back in court his father was awarded sole custody. During his teen years he dropped out of high school and began drinking and using LSD. He was an occasional actor but was not interested in being in the spotlight. He ran away from home to Washington to move in with family friends, something that his father later approved and supported him in. His father would visit him there and later purchased a remote cabin for him where he practiced artistic welding at the age of 22. He would divide his time between there and his father's Hollywood Hills residence.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Christian was born in Los Angeles, California on May 11, 1958, the product of an affair between Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi, an Anglo-Indian actress from Wales. Marlon and Kashfi met in 1955, and Kashfi became pregnant in 1957. They married in 1958 and divorced one year later.
    More Details Hide Details Christian was shuttled between his mother and father. His parents became increasingly hostile and abusive toward one another, and engaged in a protracted custody battle. The 12-year custody battle and his mother's uncontrollable temper due to her abuse of drugs and alcohol had a major effect on young Christian. Marlon eventually won custody of Christian, who was then 13 years old. At that time, Marlon had described his son as a "basket case of emotional disorder". Marlon was a distant father and spent little time with young Christian, who was raised by nannies and servants. Christian moved between Hollywood and Tetiaroa, his father's private island near Tahiti. Marlon continued to have relationships with multiple women by whom he fathered numerous children. Years later, while commenting on his childhood, Christian said, "The family kept changing shape, I'd sit down at the breakfast table and say, 'Who are you?'"
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