Mysterious Celebrity Deaths Johnny Stompanato On April 4, 1958, underworld bodyguard Johnny Stompanato was stabbed to death outside the Beverly Hills home of his girlfriend actress Lana Turner. While Cheryl Craine, Turner's then teenage daughter, claimed that she stabbed "Handsome Harry" while defending her mother, skeptics have argued that it was in fact Turner who killed Stompanato, only to place the blame on her daughter who she knew would face minimal consequences.

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Mysterious Celebrity Deaths Johnny Stompanato On April 4, 1958, underworld bodyguard Johnny Stompanato was stabbed to death outside the Beverly Hills home of his girlfriend actress Lana Turner. While Cheryl Craine, Turner's then teenage daughter, claimed that she stabbed "Handsome Harry" while defending her mother, skeptics have argued that it was in fact Turner who killed Stompanato, only to place the blame on her daughter who she knew would face minimal consequences.

An LAPD officer inspects Johnny Stompanato's body in Lana Turner's pink bedroom on Bedford Drive.  The house was later owned by Mary Tyler Moore & Grant Tinker & still stands with virtually no modifications.

An LAPD officer inspects Johnny Stompanato's body in Lana Turner's pink bedroom on Bedford Drive. The house was later owned by Mary Tyler Moore & Grant Tinker & still stands with virtually no modifications.

http://ift.tt/2ulTTcw Johnny Stompanato showed up with a gun on the set of "Another Time Another Place" threatening Lana Turner (his then-lover) and co-star Sean Connery. Connery answered by grabbing the gun out of Stompanato's hand and twisting his wrist causing him to run off the set sheepishly.

http://ift.tt/2ulTTcw Johnny Stompanato showed up with a gun on the set of "Another Time Another Place" threatening Lana Turner (his then-lover) and co-star Sean Connery. Connery answered by grabbing the gun out of Stompanato's hand and twisting his wrist causing him to run off the set sheepishly.

Lana Turner, her gangster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato, and her daughter and his future killer Cheryl Crane.

Cheryl Crane es la única hija de la célebre actriz Lana Turner. En su infancia vio pasar una serie infinita de novios, amantes y ...

Cheryl Crane Johnny Stompanato | Cheryl Crane Escapes - latimes.com

Cheryl Crane Johnny Stompanato | Cheryl Crane Escapes - latimes.com

My late father-in-law, Frank Bristow, who was the media spokesman for Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, CA for 24 years (he was the guy who announced to the press the successes and failures of NASA's unmanned lunar landings and the searches for life on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, etc.) was also an LA Times reporter from 1950 -1960. Among his many assignments was this one, the Lana Turner / Cheryl Crane / Johnny Stompanato murder scandal.

My late father-in-law, Frank Bristow, who was the media spokesman for Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, CA for 24 years (he was the guy who announced to the press the successes and failures of NASA's unmanned lunar landings and the searches for life on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, etc.) was also an LA Times reporter from 1950 -1960. Among his many assignments was this one, the Lana Turner / Cheryl Crane / Johnny Stompanato murder scandal.

Lana Turner fetches her thirteen-year-old daughter Cheryl Crane from a downtown police station after the girl was found wandering on Skid Row. A year later Cheryl interceded in a heated row between her mother and Johnny Stompanato, stabbing the mobster in the stomach with a kitchen knife. A coroner's jury ruled the death a justifiable homicide. April, 1957. (Los Angeles Times)

Lana Turner fetches her thirteen-year-old daughter Cheryl Crane from a downtown police station after the girl was found wandering on Skid Row. A year later Cheryl interceded in a heated row between her mother and Johnny Stompanato, stabbing the mobster in the stomach with a kitchen knife. A coroner's jury ruled the death a justifiable homicide. April, 1957. (Los Angeles Times)

Lana Turner with her daughter Cheryl Crane and attorney Jerry Giesler at the Johnny Stompanato murder trial

Lana Turner with her daughter Cheryl Crane and attorney Jerry Giesler at the Johnny Stompanato murder trial

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