Santa Barbara, 1951. "Actress Lana Turner and daughter Cheryl Crane." Who, seven years after this picture was snapped, had a fatal run-in with her mother's gangster boyfriend. Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine.

Santa Barbara, 1951. "Actress Lana Turner and daughter Cheryl Crane." Who, seven years after this picture was snapped, had a fatal run-in with her mother's gangster boyfriend. Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine.

Lana Turner testifying at the murder trial of her daughter, Cheryl Crane, who she watched knife Johnny Stompanato to death. Although she testified for 62 minutes, when the Deputy District Attorney showed her the knife she could not look at it.

Lana Turner testifying at the murder trial of her daughter, Cheryl Crane, who she watched knife Johnny Stompanato to death. Although she testified for 62 minutes, when the Deputy District Attorney showed her the knife she could not look at it.

Cheryl Crane - (1943-) Daughter of the late actress Lana Turner. Cheryl is a writer and real estate agent. Cheryl has lived happily with her partner of more than thirty five years, Joselyn LaRoy.

Cheryl Crane - (1943-) Daughter of the late actress Lana Turner. Cheryl is a writer and real estate agent. Cheryl has lived happily with her partner of more than thirty five years, Joselyn LaRoy.

Actress Lana Turner and Los Angeles businessman Johnny Stompanato return from Acapulco, Mexico vacation, Los Angeles, CA, March 19, 1958

Actress Lana Turner and Los Angeles businessman Johnny Stompanato return from Acapulco, Mexico vacation, Los Angeles, CA, March 19, 1958

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

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

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

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

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).

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).

Lana Turner's house at the corner of Bedford and Lomitas in Berverly Hills after the killing of Johnny Stompanato by Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane (April 4, 1958)

Lana Turner's house at the corner of Bedford and Lomitas in Berverly Hills after the killing of Johnny Stompanato by Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane (April 4, 1958)

Beverly Hills, California: Cheryl Crane (left), daughter of Steve Crane and actress Lana Turner, is escorted from the jail here to juvenile hall in Los Angeles by policewoman Margaret Weissberg, April 5th. Cheryl says she knifed Johnny Stompanato, Miss Turner's gangland boyfriend, to death when he threatened to disfigure the actress. (April 5, 1958)

Beverly Hills, California: Cheryl Crane (left), daughter of Steve Crane and actress Lana Turner, is escorted from the jail here to juvenile hall in Los Angeles by policewoman Margaret Weissberg, April 5th. Cheryl says she knifed Johnny Stompanato, Miss Turner's gangland boyfriend, to death when he threatened to disfigure the actress. (April 5, 1958)

Cheryl Crane - daughter of Lana Turner who murdered Johnny Stompanato, her mother's lover.

Cheryl Crane - daughter of Lana Turner who murdered Johnny Stompanato, her mother's lover.

April 4, 1958 – Cheryl Crane, daughter of actress Lana Turner, fatally stabs her mother's gangster lover Johnny Stompanato (the stabbing is eventually ruled as self-defense).

April 4, 1958 – Cheryl Crane, daughter of actress Lana Turner, fatally stabs her mother's gangster lover Johnny Stompanato (the stabbing is eventually ruled as self-defense).

Johnny Stomp gets a belly full of cold steel 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. She claimed that Stompanato had been violently attacking her mother so she stabbed him.

Johnny Stomp gets a belly full of cold steel 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. She claimed that Stompanato had been violently attacking her mother so she stabbed him.

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)

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