Charles Manson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Apr, 2017
Facts of Charles Manson
Date of Birth: 1934 , November-12
Age: 84 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Charles Manson
Birth Name Charles Milles Maddox
Father Walker Scott ,William Manson (stepfather)
Mother Kathleen Maddox
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Cincinnati
Religion Non-religious
Ethnicity white
Profession former cult leader
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Married to Rosalie Willis (m. 1955; div. 1958) Leona Stevens (m. 1959; div. 1963)
Children Charles Luther Manson, Valentine Michael Manson, Charles Manson, Jr.
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Synopsis

Charles Miles Maddox, known as Charles Manson is an American criminal and a former cult leader whose followers carried out several notorious murders in the late 1960s. He has committed a series of nine murders at four locations over a period of five weeks in the middle of 1969.

He is currently serving nine concurrent life sentences at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, California.

Early Life

Manson was born on November 12, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. He is American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. He was born to an unmarried 16-year-old girl named Kathleen Maddox in the General Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After a period of his birth, his mother married to a laborer named William Eugene Manson. Later, his biological father appeared to be Colonel Walker Scott against whom Kathleen filed a paternity suit that resulted in an agreed judgment in 1937.

Manson never knew his biological father. Kathleen later married William Eugene Manson but the marriage didn't last long. He was placed in a boys school during his early days. His mother didn't want anything to do with him though he ran back to his mother.

Criminal Records

Manson obtained money for him to rent a room by burglarizing a liquor store. He has committed many other burglaries of stores but was caught in the act and was sent to an Indianapolis juvenile center. He escaped from there and was recaptured and placed in Boys Town.

At the age of 13, Manson was caught during the two subsequent break-ins of grocery stores and was sent to the Indiana Boys School. He was transferred to Natural Bridge Honor Camp, a minimum security institution on a recommendation of a psychiatrist in October 1951.

Manson has spent 44 years in prison, including the last 15 at the state prison in Corcoran, for the grisly 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate, her unborn baby, her guests and other victims.

Manson was considered dangerous when he was once again transferred to the Federal Reformatory, Petersburg, Virginia.

Personal Life and Affairs

Manson has reached the age of 82 now. He married a hospital waitress named Rosalie Jean Willis in January 1955. Rosalie gave birth to their son, Charles Manson Jr. while he was in prison. The couple divorced and ended their relation in 1958.

After few years, Manson married Leona Stevens, a prostitute in 1959. The couple had a son named Charles Luther. He divorced his wife Leona in the pursuit of which she alleged that they had a son.

Manson at the age of 80 engaged with a 27-year-old girl named Afton Elaine Burton. This plot was too crazy for him as his engagement to a woman who is 53 years junior to him. This was a part of a wild scheme of her to profit by putting his body on public display after his death.

However, Manson does not want to marry Burton as he has no interest in spending eternity displayed in a glass coffin.

Manson gave several notable interviews that include California Medical Facility by Tom Synder for NBC's The Tomorrow Show, San Quentin Prison by Charlie Rose for CBS News Nightwatch. He is currently serving nine concurrent life sentences at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, California.

Musical Journey

In addition, Manson is a singer, song- writer and a musician who has sung many of the songs throughout his career. American rock band Guns N' Roses recorded him "Look at Your Game, Girl which was included as an unlisted 13th track on their 1933 album, "The Spaghetti Incident?".

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