Lynette Fromme

Attempted Assassination of Us Pesident Gerald Ford
Born Oct 22, 1948

Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme is an American member of the Manson Family. She was sentenced to life imprisonment for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975. After serving 34 years in custody, she was released from prison on August 14, 2009.… Read More

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  • Manson, Sang Mêlé Libération (Abonnement)
    Google News - Aug 04, 2011
  • Even Charles Manson Is Concerned About Climate Change Tiny Green Bubble
    Google News - May 26, 2011
  • One Of Ford's Would Be Assassins Is Paroled
    NYTimes - Jan 01, 2008
  • President Gerald R. Ford, Who Led U.S. Out Of Watergate Era, Dies At 93
    NYTimes - Dec 28, 2006


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lynette Fromme.


1948 Birth Born on October 22, 1948.
1959 10 Years Old Fromme was in the 1959 tour.


1963 14 Years Old In 1963, the family moved to Redondo Beach, California, and Fromme began drinking and taking drugs.
1965 16 Years Old After a lengthy trial in which she refused to cooperate with her own defense, she was convicted of the attempted assassination of the president and received a life sentence under a 1965 law which made attempted presidential assassinations a federal crime punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison. … Read More
1966 17 Years Old Her grades at Redondo Union High School dropped, but she managed to graduate in 1966. … Read More
1967 18 Years Old In 1967, Fromme went to Venice Beach, suffering from depression. … Read More


1969 20 Years Old After Manson and some of his followers were arrested for the Tate/La Bianca murders in 1969, Fromme and the remaining "Manson family" camped outside of the trial. … Read More
1972 23 Years Old 1 More Event
The Sonoma County coroner's office concluded that James Willett was killed sometime in September 1972 although his body was not found until the beginning of November 1972. … Read More
In March 1975, during Led Zeppelin's 1975 North American concert tour, Fromme spoke with Danny Goldberg, the vice president of the band's record company at the hotel at which the band was staying in L.A. She asked to meet with guitarist Jimmy Page to warn him of "bad energy." … Read More


1979 30 Years Old In 1979, Fromme was transferred out of Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin in Dublin, California, for attacking a fellow inmate, Julienne Bušić, with the claw-end of a hammer.
1987 38 Years Old On December 23, 1987, she escaped from the Federal Prison Camp, Alderson in Alderson, West Virginia, attempting to meet Manson, who she had heard had testicular cancer. … Read More


1994 45 Years Old Over the years, she continued to profess total allegiance to Manson. In the 1994 updated version of his book on the Manson murders, Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi wrote that Fromme and Good were the only members of the Family who had not renounced Manson: She once told an Associated Press reporter, "The curtain is going to come down on all of us, and if we don't turn everything over to Charlie immediately, it will be too late." … Read More


2008 59 Years Old Fromme was granted parole in July 2008, but was not released because of the extra time added to her sentence for the 1987 prison escape.


2009 60 Years Old 1 More Event
…  A member of the infamous "Manson family", she was sentenced to life imprisonment for the assassination attempt and released on parole on August 14, 2009, after serving 34 years. … Read More
2011 62 Years Old On the episode of 30 Rock entitled "Mrs. Donaghy," which first aired in January 2011, character Dr. Leo Spaceman (portrayed by Chris Parnell) states that he is dating Fromme and that she is "difficult." … Read More
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