Johnnie Cochran

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Birthday
2, 1937
Birthplace
Shreveport, LA
Death Date
Mar 29, 2005 (67)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1937
Birthplace
Shreveport, LA
Death Date
Mar 29, 2005 (67)

About

The American lawyer who was recognized through his participation in the defense of O.J. Simpson.

Before Fame

He was inspired by Thurgood Marshall's win in the case Brown vs. the Board of Education, and so decided to practice law.

Trivia

His reputation as an early activist for victims of police cruelty was widely acknowledged.

Family Life

His parents were both salesmen, his father in insurance and his mother in Avon products. He was married to Sylvia Dale from 1985 until his death in 2005. He had three kids named Melodie, Jonathan and Tiffany.

Associated With

On top of representing O.J. Simpson, he also represented such celebrities as Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Sean Combs.