Fromme, Squeaky

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Fromme, Squeaky Gender: F
Lynette Alice Fromme
born on 22 October 1948 at 05:37 (= 05:37 AM )
Place Santa Monica, California, 34n01, 118w29
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°01' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 20°45 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°47'

Portrait of Squeaky Fromme 
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Squeaky Fromme
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American criminal best known as a member of the "Manson family" and for attempting to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975. Charles Manson nicknamed her "Red" in honor of her red hair.

She had begun a correspondence with newscaster Chuck Rossi of NBC in August 1975. A worshipful follower of Charles Manson, she wanted to get him on TV with his message of enlightenment. Rossi would not agree so she decided to stalk and shoot Ford to get the publicity that would put her on TV.

On 5 September 1975 in Sacramento she watched as Ford and his entourage left the Senator Hotel at 9:45 AM. Petite and childlike, in a red gown and red turban, she followed the crowd and angled in to meet Ford face to face. She fumbled in her robe for her pistol and aimed at his genitals. A secret service man grabbed the gun and everyone piled on her.

The attempt got her the publicity she wanted; she was on TV, but she also was sent to prison, and she never did get Manson or his message across.

In 1979, Fromme was transferred out of Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin, for attacking fellow inmate Julienne Bušić with a hammer. On 23 December 1987, she escaped from Federal Prison Camp Alderson in West Virginia, attempting to meet Manson, who had testicular cancer. She was captured two days later and incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was released from this jail on parole on 14 August 2009 after serving nearly 34 years.

Around 1973, Fromme started work on an extensive 600-page book about the Manson family, including intricate drawings and photos; other family members had contributed to it as well. The book, Reflexion, was eventually published in 2018 by the Peasenhall Press.

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  • associate relationship with Atkins, Susan (born 7 May 1948). Notes: Members of the Manson "family"
  • associate relationship with Beausoleil, Bobby (born 6 November 1947). Notes: Members of the Manson "family"
  • associate relationship with Krenwinkel, Patricia (born 3 December 1947). Notes: Members of the Manson "family"
  • associate relationship with Van Houten, Leslie (born 23 August 1949). Notes: Members of the Manson "family"
  • associate relationship with Watson, Tex (born 2 December 1945). Notes: Members of the Manson "family"
  • homicide attempt perpetrator relationship with Ford, Gerald (born 14 July 1913). Notes: Fromme threatened to assassinate Ford with an unloaded revolver
  • role played of/by Fanning, Dakota (born 23 February 1994). Notes: 2019 film "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood"


  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration 5 September 1975 at 10:00 AM in Sacramento, CA (Attempted assassination)
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  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration 1979 (Attacked fellow inmate with a hammer)
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 14 August 2009 (Released from prison)
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Source Notes

Frank Shaver quotes biographer Jeff Bravin, "Squeaky," p.17, who replied to inquiry that the data came from the B.C.


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Red)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia (Mentally disturbed)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Attacked fellow inmate with a hammer)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Attempted to shoot President Ford)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Escaped from prison)
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (High profile case)