Who Was Marilyn Monroe’s Father?

Edward Mortenson Stanley Gifford

Marilyn’s paternity remains an issue of debate to this day. The two main candidates are Gladys’ second husband, Edward Mortenson, who was listed as the father on Norma Jeane’s birth certificate, and Stanley Gifford, a co-worker of Gladys’ with whom she apparently had an affair around the time of Norma Jeane’s conception. Several other men have been suggested as candidates, but these two remain the most commonly debated. Marilyn herself believed Gifford to be her father, having been shown a picture of the man as a child by her mother and told “this is your father”. Her attempts to contact Gifford over the years were rebuffed.

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    danamo
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    Edward MortensonStanley Gifford Marilyn’s paternity remains an issue of debate to this day. The two main candidates are Gladys’ second husband, Edward
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    Mia

    I’m working on marilyn monroe for my homework and have to write an essay on her, so her mum didn’t show her the birth certificate ? as it says marilyn was told that stanley gifford was her father.

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    deb

    Stanley gifford looks like marilyn the chubby cheeks…. the other guy ed looks nothing like her ….

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    chubby

    That is not a picture of Edward Mortenson that is a picture of Mr. Baker the man Gladys married and had two children with before Marilyn was ever born……. Gladys divorced Mr. Baker but Marilyn has some resemblence to Charles Gifford he wanted nothing to do with her he was an egg donor that’s it never ever her daddy! But I would have to see a picture of a young Ed Mortenson to really be able to see who her dad is! The shape of Marilyns face was wide near her eyes the narrrows to her chin she has cheeks like her mother she did not have a round fat face it was feminine I wish the people that make money from Marilyns estate would use the money to do an dna test and finally let all her fans know who her real dad is Marilyn deserves closure it is her money after all!

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