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333: Lana Turner & the Killing of Johnny Stompanato w/ Casey Sherman

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Lana Turner's meteoric rise to fame after being discovered at a soda fountain by a talent scout in 1936 is a legendary Hollywood story. From that point forward, the starlet's life had been a series of exhilarating highs - including award-worthy performances in critically acclaimed films, and terrifying lows - as she suffered abuse by multiple men over the years. Among the men who terrorized her was her gangster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato, a bodyguard for Los Angeles crime boss Mickey Cohen. Cohen and Stompanato had been working together to extort money from Lana, but on April 4, 1958, that partnership ended when Stompanato was stabbed to death in Lana's home. Her daughter, Cheryl, would ultimately be tried for the killing.

My guest is New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman. He shares details from his new book "A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime".

Casey Sherman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caseyshermanwrites

Casey Sherman on Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/caseysherman123

Casey Sherman on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/casey.sherman/

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Lana Turner's meteoric rise to fame after being discovered at a soda fountain by a talent scout in 1936 is a legendary Hollywood story. From that point forward, the starlet's life had been a series of exhilarating highs - including award-worthy performances in critically acclaimed films, and terrifying lows - as she suffered abuse by multiple men over the years. Among the men who terrorized her was her gangster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato, a bodyguard for Los Angeles crime boss Mickey Cohen. Cohen and Stompanato had been working together to extort money from Lana, but on April 4, 1958, that partnership ended when Stompanato was stabbed to death in Lana's home. Her daughter, Cheryl, would ultimately be tried for the killing.

My guest is New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman. He shares details from his new book "A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime".

Casey Sherman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caseyshermanwrites

Casey Sherman on Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/caseysherman123

Casey Sherman on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/casey.sherman/

Help the show out by filling out this brief survey. A big thank you from Erik! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mostnotorious

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