Charles Manson (born November 12, 1934 – died November 19, 2017) was an American Former Singer, Songwriter, Criminal, Cult Leader, Murderer, and Controversial Personality from Cincinnati, Ohio. He became highly infamous for being the head of the cult named “the Manson Family“.
The group consists of more than 90-95 members who were based in California in the late 1960s. According to a source, the members of the criminal group were mainly young women.
Furthermore, Charles’ followers committed nine murders which took place from July 1969 to August 1969 at four different locations. The leader first gained media attention after he charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murder of Sharon Tate (American Actress and Modell) and six other people.
The incident happened on August 08, 1969 when the actress and her friends named Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, and Wojciech Frykowski were killed by the members of the Manson Family.
As an artist, the musical group named “the Beach Boys” released one of Charles’s songs, “Cease to Exist” (aka Never Learn Not to Love).
Initially, Manson was sentenced to death for his crimes but his penalty. But it was later reduced to life with the possibility of parole after California canceled the state’s death penalty statute in 1972.
At the time of his death, he used to serve his life sentence at California State Prison in Corcoran. On November 19, 2019, he died due to serious illness and cardiac arrest.
Early Life, Parents, Education & Profile
As per Biography, Cult Leader Charles Manson’s was born on the 12th of November 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Therefore, his age was 83 years old, as of 2017. His mother “Kathleen Manson-Bower-Cavender” was also a convicted thief and drug addict.
Charles biological father “Colonel Walker Henderson Scott Sr.” abandoned the family when he came to know that Kathleen was pregnant with his child. Before his birth, she married her husband “William Eugene Manson” (laborer) in August 1934.
However, they divorced on August 30, 1937. Manson-Bower-Cavender used to left her baby to numerous babysitters. Later, she became an incompetent thief and also got arrested by police.
During his mom’s sentence time, Charles used to live in the home of his aunt and uncle in McMechen, West Virginia. Kathleen also got him enrolled the Gibault School for Boys in Terre Haute, Indiana in order to receive an education.
But he left the school and drop-out from it without graduating. Manson commit his first crime when he caught stealing a gun from his uncle’s home.
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend, Spouse & Children
The late murderer married two times in his life. Firstly, he dated and tied a knot with his first wife named “Rosalie Jean Willis” in 1955. She worked as a waitress in local restaurants in California.
The couple also welcomed their son named Charles Manson, Jr. (born 1955 – died 1993). However, due to Charles’ criminal activities & extra-marital affairs, their relationship broke. They officially ended their marriage and took divorce in 1958.
Later, Manson wedded his second spouse “Candy Stevens” in a private ceremony. They stayed together from 1959 to 1963. The former pair also shared a child, a boy named Charles Luther Manson (born in 1956).
He also had numerous sexual relationships with his female members of the cult group. In fact, Charles’ ex-girlfriend “Mary Brunner” also gave birth to their kid “Valentine Michael Manson” on April 15, 1968.
In 2014, the cult head engaged his partner “Afton Elaine Burton” and also obtained a marriage license on November 07, 2014. Though, they never end up marrying each other.
It was later disclosed by the journalist Daniel Simone that she only wanted to wed him in order to use Manson for her own benefit. Burton and her friend Craig Hammond wanted to use his body as a tourist attraction after his death.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Charles Milles Manson.|
|Profession||Former Singer, Songwriter, Criminal, Cult Leader, and Murderer.|
|Famous for||being convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people including pregnant actress Sharon Tate.|
|Age (As of 2017)||83 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||November 12, 1934.|
|Date of Death||November 19, 2017.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Scorpio.|
|House In||Bakersfield, California, United States.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 72 Kg.
Pounds: 158 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||40-32-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.|
|Parents||Father: Colonel Walker Henderson Scott Sr.
Mother: Kathleen Manson-Bower-Cavender.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||had an affair with his ex-girlfriend Rosalie Jean Willis.|
|Girlfriend||Afton Elaine Burton (fiancee).|
|Wife/Spouse Name||1. Rosalie Jean Willis (m. 1955 - div. 1958).
2. Candy Stevens (m. 1959 - div. 1963).
|Son||1. Valentine Michael Manson.
2. Charles Manson, Jr.
3. Charles Luther Manson.
|School||Gibault School for Boys.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Clint Eastwood.
Actress: Marilyn Monroe.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Switzerland.|
|Love to do||Music.|
|Favorite Food||Authentic American Food like Hamburger, Clam Chowder, Drop Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, etc.|
|Net worth (approx.)||Under Revision (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
|Mobile or Phone Number||--|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Charles Manson
- Wikipedia: Recently, Netflix released a trailer of their upcoming show “Mindhunter Season 2” which mainly focuses on the psycho criminal Charles Milles Manson.
- The Australian actor “Damon Herriman” will play the role of the villain. In fact, he also portrayed the same character in the movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood“.
- There is on-going debate upon the fact that how tall was the late murderer. According to internet search, he listed as 5 Feet 2 Inches but this is not true.
- Physique Details: Charles Monson’s height stands tall at 5 Feet 6 Inches (168 cm). In addition, his body is analyzed and weight is around 72 Kg (158 pounds). This information came after Manson Family’s interview took place with Diane Sawyer in 1993.
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- Sharon’s sister “Debra Tate” fought a long legal fight in order to keep the member of Charles group in the prison.
- Earlier, Tate’s elder sister named “Patricia Tate” who worked as an activist used to handle the case before her demise in 2000.
- On January 01, 2017, Charles diagnosed with serious gastrointestinal bleeding. Later, he passed away from cardiac arrest on November 19, 2017.
- It resulted from respiratory failure and colon cancer.