Marilyn Monroe had an unstable life rising up, rarely settling with one set of folks. It’s part of the rationale Monroe so badly wished youngsters – to current them the parental love she sadly missed. Monroe had male figures in her life nonetheless on no account had a father decide. 

Monroe deduced that Martin Edward Mortensen, the individual her mother was married to when Marilyn was born, wasn’t her natural father. Through consultations collectively together with her mom’s mates, she discovered that her father was Charles Stanley Gifford. Charles and her mom, Gladys Pearl Baker, had a fast affair that led to her conception in 1925. 

Charles Stanley Gifford died of a coronary coronary heart assault in 1965

Charles was born inside the late Eighteen Nineties in Newport, Rhode Island. He met Gladys Pearl Baker at Consolidated Studios, the place he was an authorities, and she or he labored as a film unfavorable cutter. 

Gladys was nonetheless married to Edward Mortensen, nonetheless their relationship had crumbled. Gifford was moreover legally married nonetheless awaiting divorce from his partner, Lilian. Charles and Gladys began a fast affair that led to Norma Jean’s conception. Norma later modified her title to Marilyn Monroe. 

Gifford, who grew to turn out to be a Hollywood director and producer, was absent in Marilyn’s life. After retiring from Hollywood, he grew to turn out to be a dairy farmer, selling pasteurized milk to locals and ice cream makers. “The business was doing well,” Charles’ granddaughter, Francine, instructed Paris Beacon. Stanley reportedly named each calf the first title of one in all his grandchildren.  

Charles Stanley Gifford died of a coronary coronary heart assault in 1965, having on no account met Marilyn Monroe. 

It’s unclear why Charles refused to fulfill with Marilyn Monroe

After discovering her father’s id, Marilyn known as Charles. James Dougherty, Marilyn’s first husband, listened to the heartbreaking dialog. He said:

“She got on the phone and she looked up his number and she called him. He wouldn’t recognize her. He said, ‘No, I don’t know who you are. See my attorney.’”

“She was real sad,” James said. Marilyn wasn’t well-known when she known as Charles the first time. After becoming a Hollywood success, Marilyn reached out to Charles as soon as extra, perhaps hoping her fame would change his ideas. Sadly, Charles rebuffed Monroe as soon as extra. 

“In the 1950s, when she was already famous, Marilyn went to see my grandfather in Hermet, California, but he refused her,” Francine said. Some opinions declare that Monroe met Charles on the Red Rock drive-through that he owned. 

Monroe’s good good friend Sidney Skolsky revealed that Marilyn as quickly as requested her to drive the movie star to Palm Springs, the place Charles ran his dairy farm. 

Although Charles didn’t admit it, Francine said he regretted refusing to acknowledge Marilyn. She said: “He had two other children but his daughter Elizabeth died of illness at the age of 13. For him to have lost another daughter is dreadful, especially as Marilyn also passed away before he did.”

She speculated that, with familial help, maybe Monroe’s life may need gone in one other means. “Maybe her fate would have been different if she’d belonged to a family like ours,” Francine said. “Maybe she would have been stronger. We’ll never know.”

A comparability of DNA from Marilyn’s hair and DNA from Charles’ descendants confirmed he was her father. Francois Promes, the creator of the documentary Marilyn, Her Final Secret, said scientists drew up Marilyn’s genetic profile from a DNA fragment in her hair. Francine and her daughter, Lisa, supplied cheek swab samples.