Marilyn Monroe

Ancestry of
Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

    Charles Stanley Gifford

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    • 2nd Generation — Father of Marilyn Monroe
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    • Birth Date:
    • 18 Sep 1898 
    • Birth Location:
    • Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island 
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    • Death Date:
    • 27 Jun 1965 
    • Death Location:
    • Hemet, Riverside, California 
    • Burial Date:
    • Burial Location:
    • San Jacinto Valley Cemetery, San Jacinto, Riverside, California 
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    • Notes: 
    • Charles Stanley Gifford, a studio co-worker of Marilyn Monroe's mother, is believed by many to be the real father of Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn herself identified Gifford as her father having been told that by her mother. It is through Gifford that Marilyn has her connections to so many famous kin.

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  • Sources for Charles Stanley Gifford

    • 1 California, Death Index, 1940-1997, Death record for Charles Stanley Gifford, (Online Database).
    • 2 Federal Census, RI, Newport County, 1900, Newport Ward 3, ED #218, Sheet 5B, Image 10 of 48, (Online Census Images).
    • 5 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Death record for Charles Gifford, (Online Database).
    • 6 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Draft registration for Charles Stanley Gifford, (Online Database).
    • 7 Brenneman, Richard E., "Notable Kin - New England in Hollywood, Part Three: The Possible Rhode Island Ancestry of Marilyn Monroe",, (accessed 10/09/2014), New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database).