Johnny Stompanato
American mobster
Johnny Stompanato
John "Johnny" Stompanato, also known as "Handsome Harry", "Johnny Stomp", "John Steele", and "Oscar", was a former United States Marine who became a bodyguard and enforcer for gangster Mickey Cohen. In 1958, after a tumultuous relationship with actress Lana Turner, he was stabbed and killed by Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane.
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Film Chronicling the Jewish Mafia in the Works - Shalom Life
Google News - over 5 years
In a classic piece of Hollywood pulp history, Cohen employed Johnny Stompanato as his personal bodyguard. Stompanato would later have a tumultuous relationship with screen siren Lana Turner. In 1958, Turner's teenage daughter stabbed the abusive
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Crane perfect author for Hollywood murder mystery - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
In her 1998 autobiography, "Detour: a Hollywood Story," Crane recounts how she stabbed Johnny Stompanato, a hoodlum and one of her mother's numerous romantic dalliances. The actress had stayed with Stompanato through beatings and violent arguments
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James Ellroy's City of Demons: 5 Freaky L.A. Crime Sites from the TV Series ... - LA Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
She had just been nominated for an Oscar for Peyton Place, and was romantically involved with mob thug Johnny Stompanato. Turner's 14-year-old daughter, Cheryl Crane, had already endured rape at the hands of Turner's fourth husband, also-ran actor Lex
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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
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Welcome to Hollywoodland - Escapist Magazine
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Gangsters like Mickey Cohen, Johnny Stompanato, and Jack Dragna were major figures in organized crime in 1940s Los Angeles. Cars are also lifted directly from the era, as were the films featured in the collectible Gold Film Reels
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Living life out loud - Sonoma Index-Tribune
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... my most popular lecture), I never missed a chance to soak up the sin and fresh pineapple drinks at the Luau on Rodeo Drive, owned by Lana Turner's estranged husband and a place to contemplate her wild times with gangster-lover Johnny Stompanato
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1940'ların Yahudi mafyası filme çekiliyor - Şalom
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Mickey Cohen'in koruması olarak çalışan Johnny Stompanato'nun ileriki yıllarda ünlü oyuncu Lana Turner ile kavga ve anlaşmazlıkların ağır bastığı bir ilişkileri olacaktı. 1958'de Johnny Stompanato'nun annesine hakarette bulunmasına kızan Lana Turner'in
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LA Noire for Xbox 360 review - Boomtron.com
Google News - over 5 years
One of the many cool aspects about the game is that your cases will have references to real crimes, like the Black Dahlia murder, and historical criminals, like the gangsters Mickey Cohen and Johnny Stompanato. There is some strong language, violence,
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Johnny Stompanato - Nuevo Siglo Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
Johnny Stompanato además se relacionó con el gángster Mickey Cohen, encargado de la mafia en Hollywood quien se dedicaba a extorsionar a los estudios de filmación ya los actores y actrices. Stompanato se había convertido en intocable en el mundo de las
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LANoire: El Halcón Mad Men - Expansión.com
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Por sus clubes se mueven Lana Turner y Johnny Stompanato. Micky Cohen y Jack Vincennes. Debajo de mi sombrero calado soy Cole Phelps, el publicista Ken Cosgrove que, en la vida real, responde al nombre de Aaron Staton. En los estudios, el ratón Moochie
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SCANDALS, SEX SCANDALS, & HOLLYWOOD - NewsTime
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Think of Chaplin's penchant for Lolita types, think of World War II's “In like Flynn” slogan, think of the Lana Turner/Johnny Stompanato scandal, think of the scandal about the pornographic images of Rob Lowe, think of the Russell Crowe
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Film chronicling Jewish mafia in works - Ynetnews
Google News - almost 6 years
In a classic piece of Hollywood pulp history, Cohen employed Johnny Stompanato as his personal bodyguard. Stompanato would later have a tumultuous relationship with screen siren Lana Turner. In 1958, Turner's teenage daughter stabbed the abusive
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ESRB:M - Mature (Blood and Gore, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use ... - G4 TV (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
... Cole through the various desks: traffic, vice, arson and, of course, homicide, allowing the game to intersect with real events like the infamous Black Dahlia murder, and historical figures like the gangsters Mickey Cohen and Johnny Stompanato
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Vitello's Offers History Lesson in Resilience - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
As reported in his book The San Fernando Valley: America's Suburb, Rondinelli's made headlines in 1959 when a gun belonging to Lana Turner's ex-boyfriend Johnny Stompanato was found in a nearby dumpster after Jack "The Enforcer" inside the Sherman Oaks
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LA Noire videogame inspires short story collection - The Guardian
Google News - almost 6 years
I also play with the real-life gangsters that are in the game, like Mickey Cohen and Johnny Stompanato." Other authors writing stories for the anthology include Megan Abbott, Joe Lansdale and Andrew Vachss. Publisher Michael Pietsch said the move
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Let's Try That Again: Celeb Couples Who Remarry - PopEater
Google News - almost 6 years
... which Crane tried to kill himself they remarried as Turner had given birth to their daughter, Cheryl. They finally divorced for good in 1944. Years later Cheryl made headlines when she stabbed her mother's mobster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato to death
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'L.A. Noire' videogame inspires a crime fiction anthology featuring Joyce ... - Entertainment Weekly
Google News - almost 6 years
I also play with the real-life gangsters that are in the game, like Mickey Cohen and Johnny Stompanato.” This probably needn't be said, given the hard-boiled nature of the genre, but: Reader Discretion Is Advised. If you're hungry for more,
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LA Noire laat Mickey Cohen zien - Gamed
Google News - almost 6 years
Cohen is vrijwel altijd samen met zijn rechterhand en bodyguard Johnny Stompanato, samen houden ze zich bezig met bijvoorbeeld wapenhandel, gokken en andere illegale praktijken. Mocht je in je onderzoeken in aanraking komen met deze man, pas dan zeker
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Friss képkockákkal jelentkezett a LA Noire - Global Game
Google News - almost 6 years
Cohen testőrével és jobb kezével is meggyűlik majd a bajunk, ugyanis barátunkat [Johnny Stompanato] meglehetősen kemény fából faragták a készítők! Egy szó, mint száz, tekintsétek meg a legújabb képeket, melyekkel oldalunk galériájában találkozhattok!
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Johnny Stompanato
    THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 32
    On April 4, 1958, Stompanato was stabbed to death by Turner's teenage daughter Cheryl Crane at her mother's home in Beverly Hills, California.
    More Details Hide Details She claimed that Stompanato had been violently attacking her mother, so she stabbed him. A coroner's inquest returned a decision of justifiable homicide. After the ruling, Stompanato's family sued Turner for $7 million. Stompanato is interred at Oakland Cemetery, in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois. He is buried beside his mother, Carmela (1890–1925), to the north, who lies between him and his father John (1890–1952) and his step mother Verena (1901–1967) to the south. His brother, Carmine (1912–1961) is buried across a small road, to the west of Johnny.
  • 1957
    Age 31
    Their relationship was stormy; it was often punctuated with frequent arguments and fights. In 1957 Stompanato became so jealous about Turner's relationship with future James Bond actor Sean Connery, he flew to England.
    More Details Hide Details He stormed onto the set of Another Time, Another Place threatening Connery with a gun. Unperturbed, the 6 ft 2 in Scotsman, who was a former body builder, bent Stompanato's hand back forcing him to drop the weapon. He was reported to the police and quietly deported from the United Kingdom. After Stompanato's death, it was rumored that at least one LA mobster held Connery responsible, leading the actor to go into hiding for a short time afterwards.
    By 1957 Stompanato was in a relationship with actress Lana Turner (who had split up with her fifth husband Lex Barker).
    More Details Hide Details She had also just lost her MGM contract after a series of box office flops. Turner saw the ruggedly handsome Stompanato as someone who could help her through these tough times. In recognition of their relationship, he wore a heavy gold-link bracelet on his wrist with "Lanita" inscribed inside. Turner's daughter Cheryl Crane described him as: B-picture good looks... thick set... powerfully built and soft spoken... and talked in short sentences to cover a poor grasp of grammar and spoke in a deep baritone voice. With friends, he seldom smiled or laughed out loud, but seemed always coiled, holding himself in... had watchful hooded eyes that took in more than he wanted anyone to notice. His wardrobe on a daily basis consisted of roomy, draped slacks, a silver buckled skinny leather belt and lizard shoes.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 26
    In October 1952 Stompanato left Cohen and started dating Helene Stanley, a former 20th Century-Fox contract player.
    More Details Hide Details By December he was working as her manager. The following year she became his third wife; however, they divorced two years later. Throughout the 1950s he was arrested seven times by the LAPD for various criminal charges ranging from vagrancy to suspicion of robbery.
  • 1949
    Age 23
    In August 1949, Stompanato testified at a coroner's inquest into the shotgun slaying of Edward "Neddy" Herbert, an associate of Cohen.
    More Details Hide Details Within a year Gilbert had filed for divorce. She said of Stompanato "he had no means. I did what I could to support him.”
  • 1948
    Age 22
    In 1948 Frank Sinatra asked Cohen to tell Stompanato to keep away from Ava Gardner.
    More Details Hide Details But the mob boss instead told Sinatra to go back to his wife and children because he never got between men and their “broads”. In the same year Stompanato married for a second time, to 33-year-old actress Helen Gilbert.
  • 1947
    Age 21
    However, after his wife walked out on him (she would later remarry and live in Hammond, Illinois), he moved to Hollywood, California in 1947.
    More Details Hide Details After moving to Los Angeles, Stompanato owned and managed "The Myrtlewood Gift Shop" in Westwood. The business sold inexpensive pieces of crude pottery and wood carvings as fine art. Through connections to the LA Underworld, he became a bodyguard for gangster Mickey Cohen and as well as an enforcer for his Crime family. Stompanato also established himself within Hollywood society.
  • 1946
    Age 20
    Stompanato met his first wife, Sarah Utish, a Turkish woman, while stationed in Tianjin, China. Stompanato converted to Islam in order to marry her in May 1946.
    More Details Hide Details They returned to Woodstock, where they had their first son, John Stompanato III. During this time, Stompanato worked as a bread salesman.
    Stompanato left the Corps in March 1946; being discharged in China.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1943
    Age 17
    In 1943, Stompanato joined the U.S. Marines serving with the 1st Service Battalion, 1st Marine Division.
    More Details Hide Details He served in the South Pacific theater, in Peleliu and Okinawa, and then served in China.
  • 1942
    Age 16
    In 1942 he graduated at the age of 17.
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  • 1940
    Age 14
    In 1940, after Stompanato's freshman year at Woodstock High School, his father sent him to Kemper Military School for boys in Boonville, Missouri.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1925
    Born
    Born on October 10, 1925.
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