Her autobiography "Detour: a Hollywood Story" was released in 1988 featuring Crane and mother Lana Turner
on the cover.
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Even when I was a toddler, I knew there were certain rules I had to observe regarding mother's profession. I was on the set of The Postman Always Rings Twice
(1946). I knew then not to tug on her hair as babies do or mess her up. It became so ingrained that it was just a natural act for me not to do.
In 1958, at the age of 14, she fatally stabbed her mother's lover, gangster Johnny Stompanato, during a quarrel. Jerry Giesler
represented her. The murder was deemed justifiable homicide at a coroner's inquest.