About Charles Stanley Gifford
- Currently the paternity of Marilyn Monroe is unavailable. The legal father of Marilyn Monroe was Edward Martin Mortenson aka Martin Edward Mortenson. However, Stanley Gifford is also assumed to be the biological father of Marilyn Monroe.
Folk Figure. He was the supposed biological father of Marilyn Monroe. Charles Stanley Gifford began working with Gladys Monroe Baker, at Consolidated Films, after his wife, Lillian Priester, sued him for divorce. In her divorce petition, Lillian charged Gifford with addiction to narcotics, abuse and with associating with women of 'low character' Gifford, a hypershooter and developer at Consolidated, had began an affair with Gladys earlier that spring. It is believed that Gifford deserted her on Christmas Eve 1925 when she informed him of her pregnancy. Throughout her life Marilyn always believed that Gifford was her father. He settled in Gilman Hot Springs, Riverside County, California and became the owner of some cottage apartments. Stan moved to nearby San Jacinto where he was successful in founding and operating the Red Rock Dairy in the 1960s with a drive through window in the front where customers could obtain dairy products without getting out of their cars. According to employees, it seemed Marilyn would do just that on occasion while en route to Palm Springs, California, while riding in her chauffeur driven limo thus forcing the unbelieving father to fill her order. (bio by: Donald Greyfield)