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January 8, 1991
Actor Marlon Brando's daughter Cheyenne left Tahiti on Monday for Paris, where she will undergo psychiatric treatment after reported suicide attempts. Brando, 20, reportedly has tried to kill herself twice since her half brother, Christian Brando, killed her Tahitian boyfriend, Dag Drollet, in the actor's secluded Mulholland Drive home. Cheyenne Brando boarded an Air France flight to Tokyo.
September 15, 1990
Prosecutors in the Brando murder case will go to federal court in Los Angeles Monday for help in bringing Cheyenne Brando back from Tahiti to testify at the trial of her half-brother, Christian, next month. He is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Cheyenne Brando's lover, Dag Drollet, last May, at the home of their father, actor Marlon Brando. A district attorney's spokeswoman said U.S.
October 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A judge agreed today to tentatively delay the start of Christian Brando's murder trial, giving prosecutors more time to subpoena his half sister in Tahiti. The judge, in setting a new trial date of Nov. 5, also cited a crowded court calendar in agreeing to put off the case. The trial had been set to begin next Tuesday in Santa Monica. Christian Brando, 32, is accused of killing Dag Drollet, Cheyenne's boyfriend, May 16.
December 13, 2008
Jonathan Shapiro is right to point out that Marlon Brando made more than his share of "turkeys" ["How to Explain Brando?," Nov. 27]. But to include Bernardo Bertolucci's pathbreaking, unquestionably artistic "Last Tango in Paris" as one of them undermines his argument. Calling "Tango" "prurient" is about as helpful as describing Picasso's "Guernica" as colorless. Jeff Schultz Los Angeles
July 23, 2001
Sivaji Ganesan, 77, an intense actor considered the Marlon Brando of south India's film industry, died Saturday in the southern Indian city of Madras. Born in a tiny village in the Thanjavur district of southern India's Tamil Nadu state, V.C. Ganesan, as he was originally known, began acting in his teens. By the late 1940s he was playing lead roles in the theater. Ganesan made his screen debut in the 1952 Tamil-language movie "Parasakthi."
July 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Marlon Brando's son said he killed his half-sister's boyfriend in the actor's house during a struggle that began when the boyfriend "went nuts," a police officer testified today. Christian Brando said the fatal shot was fired accidentally as the two men wrestled over a handgun kept in the actor's Hollywood Hills mansion for family protection. "(Christian Brando) said he wasn't sure who was trying to shoot who," Officer Steve Cunningham said.
July 26, 1990
Actor Marlon Brando's son, Christian, facing trial in the slaying of his half-sister's boyfriend, will remain jailed until his passport can be found and surrendered to authorities, his lawyer said Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday set Brando's bail at $10 million, with the condition that he give up his passport to help ensure that he does not flee to avoid prosecution.
November 19, 1991
Actor Marlon Brando's 21-year-old daughter Cheyenne flew from France to Tahiti on a French military flight and in police custody Monday as part of an investigation into the killing of her lover in Los Angeles, officials said. Her half-brother, Christian Brando, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter for shooting Dag Drollet, 26, at the movie star's mansion in May, 1990.
June 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
Lawyers for Oscar-winning actor Marlon Brando and his former personal assistant have agreed to settle a lawsuit involving a contentious $185,000 gift, according to court documents. The case brought by Caroline Barrett will be dismissed following successful completion of terms of the settlement agreement. The notice of settlement, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, is expected to be finalized in about 60 days.
July 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Marlon Brando's hand-marked script for "The Godfather" sold for $312,800 at Christie's International in New York, the most ever paid for a screenplay at auction. The 173-page script, which had a presale estimate of $10,000 to $15,000, topped the record held by Clark Gable's copy of "Gone With the Wind," which sold for $244,000 at Christie's in 1996. The sale of Brando's personal effects lasted more than six hours and totaled $2.4 million, with many of the 328 lots soaring beyond estimates.
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