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Owned a restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Daughter Cheryl Crane with actress wife Lana Turner was born on 25 July 1943.

Designed restaurant pieces such as mugs, salt and pepper shakers, and sugar bowls for the Luau and Kon Tiki which are collector's items today.

Testified at 1958 murder hearing involving Cheryl Crane, his daughter with Lana Turner.

Owner and operator of restaurants including Ports O'Call, SCAM, and Stephanino's.

Owner and operator of Kon Tiki chain of restaurants located in Sheraton Hotels across the United States and Canada. There were Kon Tikis in Montreal, Portland, Chicago, Cincinatti, Boston, Honolulu, and Cleveland.

Founded Stephen Crane Associates and created the Luau, a restaurant frequented by celebrities from 1953-1978. The Luau was located at 421 N. Rodeo Drive and featured Polynesian-themed decor designed by Crane.

Married Indianapolis native, Carol Ann Kurtz, on December 31, 1937. Without finalizing his divorce, he married Lana Turner on July 17, 1942. Turner annulled the marriage, but after the Kurtz divorce became finalized, remarried him on March 14, 1943. He and Turner were divorced a year later on August 21, 1944.

Managed the Stephenson and Crane Cigar Store, a local store started by his grandfather and father, on South Washington Street in Crawfordsville, Indiana after college.

Graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1937. In college, he was a member of the Scarlet Masque (theater), Sigma Chi fraternity, Senior Council, and Caveman. Crane received a degree in business.

Graduated from Crawfordsville High School in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1933. While in high school, he was active in theater productions and debates.

Anemia was announced of his cause of death.