” Turner said she needed to check with her mother and took Wilkerson’s card.After confirming Wilkerson was indeed a major Hollywood heavyweight, they contacted him and Turner’s ascent to film stardom was instantly set in motion.Turner and her mother lived a meager life of poverty until their lives were suddenly turned around on a fateful afternoon in 1937.
On April 4, 1958, at age 14, Cheryl Crane stabbed her mother's boyfriend Johnny Stompanato to death.
The killing was ruled a justifiable homicide: Crane was deemed to have been protecting her mother.
Years later, Cheryl publicly revealed her lesbianism to her mother, who accepted the news well.
Turner said she regarded Cheryl's partner, Jocelyn "Josh" Le Roy, "as a second daughter".
Wilkerson introduced Turner to agent Zeppo Marx, who signed her and took her to Warner Bros.