Johnny Stompanato, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Johnny Stompanato

American mobster

Date of Birth: 10-Oct-1925

Place of Birth: Woodstock, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 04-Apr-1958

Profession: gangster, military personnel

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Johnny Stompanato

  • John Stompanato Jr.
  • (October 10, 1925 – April 4, 1958), was a United States Marine who became a bodyguard and enforcer for gangster Mickey Cohen and the Cohen crime family. In the mid-1950s, he began an abusive relationship with actress Lana Turner.
  • In 1958, he was stabbed to death by Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane, who said she did it to defend her mother from a vicious beating by Stompanato.
  • His death was ruled as justifiable homicide because he had been killed in self-defense.

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