Where and when: Los Angeles, 1959
Arrested for: "Borrowing" her mother's car and driving it without a license.
Outcome: Police called Cher's mom.
Frank Sinatra, 22
Where and when: Hoboken, New Jersey, 1938
Arrested for: Seducing a single woman in good repute, then a criminal offence.
Outcome: Sinatra was released on $1,500 bond, but a month later he was arrested again and the charge was changed to adultery (the woman in question turned out to be married). Charges were eventually dismissed.
Mick Jagger, 24
Where and when: Sussex, England,1967
Arrested for: Amphetamine possession. Police barged into the home of Keith Richards, who was charged with allowing his guests to smoke cannabis in his house. Marianne Faithfull made headlines for being naked, wrapped in a fur rug, during the raid.
Outcome: Stiff prison sentences (three months for Jagger, a year for Richards) were overturned on appeal.
Al Pacino, 20
Where and when: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 1961
Arrested for: Possession of a concealed weapon. Pacino and two friends were reportedly driving around wearing masks, with a loaded .38 in the trunk. Pacino told police the gun was a theatrical prop.
Outcome: Unable to come up with $2,000 bail, the actor spent three days in jail. Charges were later dismissed.
Jimi Hendrix, 26
Where and when: Toronto,1969
Arrested for: Possession of illegal drugs, later determined to be hashish and heroin.
Outcome: Hendrix's lawyer argued that he had received a gift from a fan and was unaware of its contents. After he was acquitted, the legendary guitarist said, "Canada has given me the best Christmas present I ever had." He died the next year, following an overdose of barbiturates.
Suzanne Somers, 23
Where and when: San Francisco, 1970
Arrested for: Passing bad checks.
Outcome: Charges were dropped when the future "Three's Company" star agreed to reimburse the recipients of the checks.
David Crosby, 40
Where and when: Dallas, 1982
Arrested for: Possession of illegal drugs and an unlicensed weapon. Police found the folk-rocker freebasing cocaine with a bag containing a .45 automatic in his lap. Asked later why he carried a gun, he replied, "John Lennon, man."
Outcome: Crosby was convicted and spent about nine months in prison. "I'm the better for it," he said after getting out.
David Bowie, 29
Where and when: Rochester, New York, 1976
Arrested for: Possession of marijuana. During his Isolar tour, vice squad investigators searched Bowie's hotel room and found about six ounces of pot. Iggy Pop was arrested with him.
Outcome: After a night in jail, Bowie and Pop were released on $2,000 bond. A grand jury decided not to indict them.
Steve McQueen, 42
Where and when: Anchorage, Alaska,1972
Arrested for: Driving under the influence.
Outcome: McQueen posted bail, skipped town and was tried in absentia. The court convicted him of reckless driving.
Ozzy Osbourne, 35
Where and when: Memphis,1984
Arrested for: Public intoxication. Police described him as "staggering drunk." As the heavy metal icon later recalled, "I used to go into a bar to get absolutely shitfaced. It didn't really occur to me that other people were going there for a drink."
Outcome: Released after drying out in a Memphis jail, Osbourne continued his tour.
Larry King, 38
Where and when: Miami,1971
Arrested for: Grand larceny. King, then a local radio and TV personality, was accused by a former friend of stealing $5,000 to pay gambling debts.
Outcome: Although the charges were eventually dropped, King lost his jobs in media. Four years later, he returned to South Florida radio as the host of a talk show called "Sports-a-la-King."
Jerry Lee Lewis, 41
When and where: Memphis, 1976
Arrested for: Driving while intoxicated. The rock pioneer known as the Killer pulled up to Graceland in a Lincoln Continental, with a .38 caliber derringer on the dashboard. He then began waving the gun and demanding to see Elvis Presley, according to Elvis' head of security.
Outcome: Lewis slept it off.
Bill Gates, 22
Where and when: Albuquerque,1977
Arrested for: Ignoring a stop sign and driving without a license.
Outcome: Gates was released soon after his arrest. A year later, Microsoft and its founder moved to Seattle. Driving his Porsche 911, he got three speeding tickets along the way.
Jane Fonda, 32
Where and when: Cleveland,1970
Arrested for: Possession of pills—labeled "B," "L" and "D"—thought to be illegal drugs. In fact, they were vitamins. (The letters on the labels stood for breakfast, lunch and dinner.)
Outcome: After a lab analysis of the pills, the charges were dropped.
Dennis Hopper, 39
Where and when: Taos, New Mexico, 1975
Arrested for: According to biographer Tom Folsom, Hopper won some LSD in a poker game, then walked outside, pulled out a .357 magnum and shot a tree that he mistook for a grizzly bear. He landed in the jail where he'd filmed the scene that introduced Jack Nicholson in "Easy Rider."
Outcome: Hopper got off with a fine.
George Carlin, 35
Where and when: Milwaukee, 1972
Arrested for: Public indecency. The stand-up comic was picked up after performing his well-known routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television."
Outcome: A judge ruled that Carlin's language, though indecent, was free speech and as such protected under the Constitution. Case dismissed.
Willie Nelson, 41
Where and when: Dallas,1974
Arrested for: Possession of marijuana.
Outcome: The legendary cannabis connoisseur avoided jail time—and went on to be arrested again. The last time, in 2011, the prosecutor said he'd let him off if Nelson would pay a small fine and, as community service, sing "Blue Eyes Smiling in the Rain." (It was a joke—Nelson was released without having to perform.)
Woody Harrelson, 21
Where and when: Columbus, Ohio, 1982
Arrested for: Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. After being picked up for dancing in traffic, the future "Cheers" cast member escaped a police van and allegedly got into a scuffle with one of the officers who chased him.
Outcome: Harrelson paid a $390 fine.
James Brown, 55
Where and when: Aiken County, South Carolina, 1988
Arrested for: Assault with intent to kill and failing to stop for police. The Godfather of Soul had led the cops in a car chase through two states.
Outcome: Acquitted of the first charge, Brown was convicted of aggravated assault and eluding police. He served two and a half years in prison.
Kurt Cobain, 19
Where and when: Aberdeen, Washington, 1986
Arrested for: Trespassing. Police found Cobain climbing on the roof of an abandoned warehouse.
Outcome: The future Nirvana frontman, who committed suicide in 1994, was hit with additional charges (including "malicious mischief"), but there's no record of a jail sentence.
Janis Joplin, 26
Where and when: Tampa, Florida, 1969
Arrested for: Using "vulgar and indecent language" during a concert. Although the show went on, Joplin was handcuffed backstage immediately afterward.
Outcome: A judge ruled that her comments, which had been directed at the police, were protected under the Constitution.
Lenny Bruce, 37
Where and when: Miami Beach, 1963
Arrested for: Possession of hypodermic needles, discovered when police pulled Bruce over for speeding.The stand-up performer and social critic, previously arrested for obscenity, said he used the needles "for treatment of a disorder."
Outcome: Released on $50 bond, Bruce would die of a morphine overdose in 1966.
Johnny Cash, 33
Where and when: El Paso, Texas, 1965
Arrested for: Possession of amphetamines and tranquilizers, which American customs agents found in his luggage upon his return from Mexico.
Outcome: After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor, the Man in Black was fined $1,000 and received a 30-day suspended sentence.
Jim Morrison, 26
Where and when: Miami,1970
Arrested for: Indecent exposure during a Doors concert.
Outcome: Although his bandmates insisted that the charges were false, the Lizard King was convicted, fined $500 and sentenced to six months in jail. The case was on appeal when he died in 1971. In 2010, Morrison received a posthumous pardon.
Steven Tyler, 18
Where and when: Yonkers, New York, 1967
Arrested for: Possession of marijuana.
Outcome: In a 1997 interview with Details magazine, the Aerosmith frontman didn't even recall being arrested, though he remembered an undercover narcotics officer in his high school ceramics class.
Paul Rubens, 38
Where and when: Sarasota, Florida, 1991
Arrested for: Indecent exposure at an adult movie theater.
Outcome: CBS stopped airing "Pee-wee's Playhouse," his TV show for kids, and Toys 'R' Us pulled Pee-wee merchandise from its shelves. Reubens denied the charges, but pleaded no contest and performed 75 hours of community service.
Sid Vicious, 21
Where and when: New York, 1978
Arrested for: Assault. The Sex Pistols bass player attacked Patti Smith's brother at a nightclub two months after being arrested for the murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
Outcome: Vicious spent several weeks on Rikers Island and was released on bail on February 1,1979. He overdosed on heroin and died that night.
Nick Nolte, 20
Where and When: Omaha, 1961
Arrested for: Selling counterfeit draft cards.
Outcome: A brutal sentence of 45 years in prison and a $75,000 fine was suspended. Because of his felony conviction, Nolte became ineligible for the military, which he later said he regretted.
Nick Nolte, 61
Where and When: Malibu, California, 2002
Arrested for: DUI.
Outcome: As Nolte checked himself into a hospital in Connecticut, this photo became one of the most famous "mug shots" ever, though it's actually an informal Polaroid. Nolte gave a police officer permission to take the photo on the condition that he share any proceeds with his fellow officers. (The official mug shot was never released.)
Robert Mitchum, 31
Where and when: Los Angeles, 1948
Arrested for: Possession of marijuana.
Outcome: Mitchum, seen here enjoying a cup of coffee in his cell, spent 43 days in jail, but the conviction was later overturned. The actor claimed prison gave him "the best sleep I ever got." As for his reputation, Mitchum put it this way: "Booze, broads—it's all true. Make up some more if you want."
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