Cynthia Bouron

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Cynthia Bouron
Cynthia Krensky

September 24, 1934
Diedc. October 20, 1973 (age 39)
Cause of deathBludgeoning[1][2]
Body discoveredStudio City, California
NationalityUnited States
OccupationShowgirl, actress
Years active1960s–1973
Known for1970 paternity suit against Cary Grant
Milos Milos
(m. 1964; died 1966)
Parent(s)Morris and Ida Krensky

Cynthia L. Krensky Bouron, also known as Samantha Lou Bouron (September 24, 1934 – c. October 20, 1973) was an American showgirl and actress,[3] who gained notoriety in the late 1960s for her affairs with several Hollywood stars and paternity suit against Cary Grant. She was married to actor Milos Milos from 1964 to 1966, when he apparently committed suicide after murdering Barbara Thomason Rooney, the estranged wife of actor Mickey Rooney.[4][5]


Cynthia L. Krensky was born in New York to Morris and Ida Krensky. She married twice, the first time to Robert Bouron, a Parisian dentist, and the second time to actor Milos Milos, and had a son by each husband.[1][6]

Living in Hollywood, California, she was identified at various times as a writer,[7] a studio production employee,[8] an actress and producer.[6] She also hosted a call-in talk show at KPLM-TV in Palm Springs.[9]

Paternity suit[edit]

Bouron plotted against Grant and became pregnant by a younger man resembling Grant in his younger years. When the child, Stephanie Andrea,[10] was born on March 12, 1970, Bouron wrote Grant's name on the birth certificate.[7] She sued Cary Grant over the paternity of her daughter, alleging he was the father. When Grant challenged her to a blood test to prove that he wasn't the father, Bouron failed to comply three times and the case was dropped,[11] and she was ordered to remove Grant's name from the birth certificate.[12]


On October 30, 1973, Bouron was found dead in the trunk of a car parked outside the Market Basket, located at 11315 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, California. She had been tied up and beaten to death. [10] She lay undiscovered for at least a week.[2] Bouron was reported missing by her two sons on October 20; the auto her body was found in was abandoned since October 24.[1] The murderer was never found. She was 39 at the time of her death.[9]



  1. ^ a b c "Probe Continues in Death of Bludgeoned L.A. Woman". The Van Nuys News. November 4, 1973. p. 18 – via open access
  2. ^ a b Beck, Marilyn (6 November 1973). "Final chapter in lurid biography". San Bernardino County Sun. p. 12 – via open access
  3. ^ Morecambe & Sterling 2001, p. 89.
  4. ^ "Mickey Rooney's Wife Murder-Suicide Victim". The Charleston Daily Mail. February 1, 1966. p. 1. Retrieved October 31, 2017 – via open access
  5. ^ "Walter Scott's Personality Parade". Parade Magazine. July 5, 1970. p. 84. Retrieved 31 May 2016 – via open access
  6. ^ a b Wansell, Geoffrey (18 January 1984). "The final blow, the final bow". The Age. p. 9.
  7. ^ a b Associated Press (12 May 1970). "Grant Denies Fathering Child". Lawrence Journal-World. p. 3.
  8. ^ "Cary Grant named in paternity suit". Beaver County Times. 7 May 1970. p. A-10.
  9. ^ a b "Obituaries: Bouron". The Desert Sun. 13 November 1973. p. A2.
  10. ^ a b "Actress attempts suicide at home of movie star, August 1958". Los Angeles Times. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  11. ^ Reuters (20 October 1970). "Court rejects suit against Grant". Montreal Gazette. p. 23.
  12. ^ Films in Review. Then and There Media, LCC. 1971. p. 192.