Charles Stanley GIFFORD.
Date of birth : September 18, 1898, Newport, Rhode Island.
Date of death : January 27, 1965, Riverside, California
Occupation in 1925 or 1926 he worked at the Consolidated Film Industries,
as foreman in the day shift.
Gladys Baker worked under his command.
Born from Frederick Almy Gifford (born April 12, 1897, in New Bedford, Massachusetts-deceased July 4, 1957 in Riverside, California) and Elizabeth Easton "Lizzie" Tennant (born April 5, 1866 in Newport, Rhode Island- deceased April 27, 1904 in Newport, Rhode Island).
He had the reputation to be a skirt-chaser.
She left him in October 1923 and in the divorce statment in May 1925, he admitted "to have boasted with no decency about his feminine conquests".
In the total of his conquests was Gladys Baker who lived in the same building like him; their affair ended when she announced him that she was pregnant.
There are no evidence about a relationship between this potential father and Norma Jeane, during her childhood.
But Gladys didn't ever claim, in private or publicly, that Gifford was the father of the child. She didn't ask him the least support, neither material nor emotional, for her as for the child.
When she was 18 and married to Jim Dougherty, a friend of the family gave to Norma Jeane Gifford's phone number; she called him but he hung up as soon as she introduced herself as Glady's s daughter.
Later Norma Jeane found his trace again at the farm of Red Rock Dairy, in Hemet, near Palm Springs (South East of Los Angeles) where he lived with his third wife and their children.
It seems that
he had changed his mind shortly before Marilyn's death; he would have
sent her a card to wish her a good recovery after her stay in a mental
institution in New York City.
It seems that he had changed his mind shortly before Marilyn's death; he would have sent her a card to wish her a good recovery after her stay in a mental institution in New York City.
In 1962, after a heart attack, he asked a nurse to contact Marilyn, but she didn't have any reason to talk to him, while he had so often rejected her.
He survived Marilyn only few years.