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"No Name Maddox, as Mr. Manson was officially first known, was born on Nov. 12, 1934, to a 16-year-old unwed mother in Cincinnati. (Many accounts give the date erroneously as Nov. 11.) His mother, Kathleen Maddox, was often described as having been a prostitute. What is certain, according to Mr. Bugliosi’s book and other accounts, is that she was a heavy drinker who lived on the margins of society with a series of men.
Mr. Manson apparently never knew his biological father. His mother briefly married another man, William Manson, and gave her young son the name Charles Milles Manson.
Kathleen often disappeared for long periods — when Charles was 5, for instance, she was sent to prison for robbing a gas station — leaving him to bounce among relatives in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. She was paroled when Charles was 8 and took him back, but kept him for only a few years.
From the age of 12 on, Charles was placed in a string of reform schools. At one institution, he held a razor to a boy’s throat and **** him."

Portrayed as the embodiment of evil, society never took credit for creating him.


  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,969 Senior Member
    He was a bad seed, for sure.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,969 Senior Member
    I've read a lot about the Manson family and the Tate-LaBianca murders. Sensational stuff. Can you imagine being incarcerated in 1970 and getting out and seeing L.A. now? Some things are still the same. The LaBianca house is still there (they tore down the house Polanski was renting). The downtown courthouse is still there. Everything else, though. . .

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