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Charles Manson is a notorious cult leader who led what became known as the Manson Family, a hipster commune formed in California in the late 60s that committed a series of murders, most notably that of actress Sharon Tate. He is currently serving nine concurrent life sentences in a Californian prison.

Here are a few things you might not know about the poster child for the macabre: Charles Manson.

 49. A Strong Argument for Sexual Education

Charles Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Kathleen Maddox, an unwed 16 year old mother.

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48. Unbranded

He had no name when he was born and was listed as “No Name Maddox.”

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Charles Manson baby photo.

47. In The Name of the Father

His mother was briefly married to William Eugene Manson from whom he got his surname.

Kathleen Maddox.

46. On a Special Episode of Maury

His biological father was reported to be a “Colonel Walker Scott” against whom his mother filed a paternity suit. Manson may have never met his biological father.

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Charles Manson, Age 5.


45. Once You Go Black

There were rumors that Manson’s father, Colonel Scott, was black. Manson emphatically denied this for reasons that will become clear as you continue reading.

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Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges related to the murders.

44. Worst Bud Light Commercial Ever

According to Manson, his mother once traded him to a childless waitress for a pitcher of beer.

Young Charles Manson.

43. Hug Your Kids

His mother and brother were jailed for armed (with a ketchup bottle) robbery, and upon her return, the hug he received from his mother was, apparently, the only good memory he had of his childhood.

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