Johnnie Cochran Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Johnnie Cochran (Johnnie Lee Cochran Jr.)

Last Updated: 03 Oct, 2023 | Views: 1105

Age: 67

Profession: Lawyer

Other Profession(s): Actor, Film Producer

Famous For: O. J. Simpson Murder Case

Higher Education: Graduated

Johnnie Cochran Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
02 Oct, 1937 (67 Years 05 Months 27 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Louisiana
Birth District
Shreveport
Birth Sign
Libra
Religion
Christianity
Nationalities
American
Died on
29 Mar, 2005
Cause of Death
Brain Tumor

Johnnie Cochran Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Johnnie L Cochran, a well-known American lawyer, was born in Louisiana. During the second wave of the "Great Migration," his family moved to the West Coast along with millions of other African-American families, settling in Los Angeles in 1949. Since he came from a wealthy family who valued independence, education, and lack of prejudice, Cochran attended public schools and did exceptionally well in his coursework. He graduated first in his class from the high school in 1955 and was one of about two dozen African-American students who attended the "Los Angeles High School" at the time.

Career:

Johnnie decided to pursue law after being motivated by Thurgood Marshall and his legendary victory in the "Brown v. Board of Education" case.

Lenny Bruce was arrested in 1964 on obscenity-related charges. After a few years, Cochran joined Gerald Lenoir in private practice until he eventually founded his own company, Cochran, Atkins & Evans, in Los Angeles.

From 1960 to 1977, Johnnie married Barbara Berry Cochran; from 1985 to 2005, to Sylvia Dale. Tiffany and Melodie, from his first marriage, and Jonathan, from a previous relationship, were his three children. In December 2003, a brain tumor was discovered, and he underwent surgery in April 2004

Achievements and Awards:

On April 4, Johnnie's coffin was kept in the "Angelus Funeral Home," On April 5, it was shown for public viewing at the "Second Baptist Church" in Los Angeles.

Johnnie represented the widow of African-American Leonard Deadwyler, who the LAPD killed in May 1966.

Unknown facts:

Johnnie continued to be a Kappa Alpha Psi Greek-letter fraternity member while also serving as its 45th Laurel Wreath Wearer.

Johnnie Cochran Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In Feet & Inches 5'5"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 kg
In Pounds 165 Ibs
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Black

Johnnie Cochran Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr.
Mother's Name
Hattie Bass Cochran
Spouse
Sylvia Dale, Barbara Berry Cochran
Brother(s)
Ralonzo Phelectron Cochran
Sister(s)
Martha Jean Sherrard, Pearl Baker
Son(s)
Jonathan Cochran
Daughter(s)
Tiffany Cochran, Melodie Cochran

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