Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Hermaphrodites within Jack Nicholson's family...
“My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch!” ~ Jack Nicholson
His birth remains an enigma.
There is, in fact, no Certificate of Birth, only a Certificate of a Delayed Report of Birth, filed on May 24, 1954, when Jack was 17 years of age. Issued by the New Jersey State Department of Health, State Registrar of Vital Statistics, the document reports that John Joseph Nicholson, Jr. was born on April 22, 1937 to Ethel M. and John Joseph Nicholson in the Township and City of Neptune, County of Monmouth.
Name of Hospital or Institution where the birth occurred: None.
Location of Birth: 1410 Sixth Avenue.
The signature of the affiant is Ethel M. Nicholson, age 56 -- Relationship to Child: Mother -- whose own address at the time of birth is reported as 1410 Sixth Avenue, Neptune, New Jersey.
The document attests that her infant son, John Joseph Nicholson, Jr., was born at home.
Oddly speaking, for years, he was calling his mother "Sister" and his grandmother "Mum". At the age of 37, he learned that the woman he had always believed to be his mother was his grandmother and that his two older sisters were really his mother June and his Aunt Lorraine.
The reason why this happened still remains a mystery.
Jack Nicholson's father was a Catholic polygamist.
Jack's Mother - June Nicholson
Jack's father - Don Furcillo Rose
"The storm of pregnancy hit their young lives with the fury of the Atlantic seas. "I told June we had to do something. She was 3-1/2 months pregnant and beginning to show in a two-piece suit. We got to tell your mother about it. We went to the mother. "What's wrong?" she said. "June's pregnant. We're gonna get married." "'How are you going to get married? she screamed. 'You're already married!' She was beside herself. She was mad. Really blew her stack. 'How could you do this to me?' She couldn't understand it. Threatened to put me in jail. 'They could put you away for life. She's a minor!' 'Stay away from her or I'll have you arrested!' "I didn't realize it but June was jailbait really. I know one thing. I went through a time when I was afraid of a knock on the door. Some guy going to arrest me for being a bigamist. I didn't come home. After that I got out and went to Lavalette. [NJ] I had to get away from that. It frightened me that the police could come and arrest me. It was frightening to me." As for the marriage, "The marriage was the more honorable thing. Something we did for ourselves. Just the idea of doing the right thing, not to be a heel, making her feel relieved. People don't realize she was just a kid. "We never told her mother about it. We wanted to do it and that's that. So you would have it, I told her, just in case, for years to come. June was crying at the time."
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