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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.

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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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