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The public's fascination with celebrities can succeed in a fever pitch while celebrities devote or are fascinated by against the law. recognized sufferers just like the Lindbergh child and Sharon Tate have raised public outcry opposed to the tough crimes that claimed their lives. And the pains of superstar criminals resembling Jim Bakker and O.J. Simpson are facts that even the wealthy and well-known usually are not above breaking the legislations. ''Celebrities and Crime'' examines the crossroads the place reputation and the underworld meet, seems at specific varieties of crime specific at celebrities, and discusses how legislation enforcement handles superstar sufferers and famous person perpetrators.The chapters contain: The Devil's enterprise; Stalked!; homicide in Brentwood; number 1 with a Bullet; and the cost of repute. The circumstances coated contain: Charles Lindbergh Jr. kidnapping; Charles Manson and the Manson relatives murders; The unsolved homicide of actor Bob Crane; megastar stalkers and assassins, together with the homicide of John Lennon; star frauds Jim and Tammy Bakker; The O.J. Simpson homicide trial, and different recognized athletes' encounters with crime; Tupac Shakur, and the gangsta rap feud among the East Coast and West Coast rappers; megastar shoplifters and the Winona Ryder case; and Robert Blake, accused of murdering his spouse.

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Other states soon followed California’s example. Seven years later, after Robert Bardo stalked and killed actress Rebecca Schaeffer, California passed the first anti-stalking law in American history. Today, all 50 states have similar laws, though procedures and penalties differ. Forty-one states also have laws against cyberstalking by means of computers or other electronic devices. ) Interstate transmission of threats via mail, telephone, or other means is also a federal crime. All stalking victims must follow certain steps to prosecute their tormentors.

After Fox took her to court, she began harassing actor Scott Bakula. 42 Celebrities and Crime Secret Service agent Timothy J. McCarthy (foreground), Washington policeman Thomas K. Delehanty (center), and press secretary James Brady (background) lie wounded on a street outside a Washington hotel after shots were fired on March 30, 1981, in an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. , is being detained in the background. Ron Edmonds/AP Stalked! 43 1989: Robert John Bardo shot and killed actress Rebecca Schaeffer outside her Los Angeles home in July 1989, after watching her on television.

Bob Crane won the lead role as wisecracking Col. Robert E. Hogan, who always managed to outwit the foes with a smile. Against all expectations, Hogan’s Heroes was an instant hit. Crane received two Emmy nominations (1966 and 1967), but failed to take home the awards. Werner Klemperer won Emmys for his performances in 1967 and 1968. Crane’s love affair with actress Patti Olsen (cast as Klink’s secretary) led him to divorce, and he married Olsen on the Hogan’s Heroes set in October 1970. Later that year, network executives decided to shift their audience focus, seeking younger and wealthier viewers.

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