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The Most Mysterious Celebrity Deaths

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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.

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

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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)

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Cheryl Crane is the only child of actress Lana Turner. At age 14, Cheryl Crane stabbed her mother's boyfriend Johnny Stompanato to death: the killing was ruled a justifiable homicide. Cheryl revealed that she was a lesbian to her mother, who accepted the news well. Turner said she regarded Cheryl's partner, Jocelyn "Josh" LeRoy, "as a second daughter". Crane lives in the Palm Springs, California, area, where she works as a real-estate agent with LeRoy, her partner of 37 years (as of 2013).

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Johnny Stompanato lies dead in Lana Turner's bedroom - stabbed by Lana's daughter Cheryl Crane

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