my mother”. Jack Nicholson grew up believing that his grandmother was his mother. He never learned the identity of his father and was for the truth at the age of 37 years.
Until Jack Nicholson to be 37 years of age I knew that the real mother was the June, the girl he considered his sister. In 1974, the premiere of the film “Chinatown” starring the well-known actor, a reporter from TIME magazine revealed the truth. The journalist claimed that he was in constant contact with a man who claimed he was the father of Jack Nicholson.
The actor until then he believed that his father was dead. Jack Nicholson, although he agreed to hear the reporter, refused to believe the so-called. However, the thought that the story was true, led him to launch investigations. Ethel May, the mother proved that she was his grandmother, only then he had died for to ask for an explanation. Also dead was the June, the girl he thought was his sister, but in reality it was his mother.
Who would confirm or belied the information? Eventually the truth came to light from an aunt of Jack Nicholson, from a related person. “It was a shock. I didn’t expect to hear something like that. Sister of June (i.e., the mother) was the one who admitted the truth,” revealed the actor in 1997.
The secret of the family
June was very young when she got pregnant. The young woman was not only unmarried, but I don’t even know who the father of the child who waited. At the same time, the desire to become an actress in Hollywood and deal with the cinema was fierce. He couldn’t raise a child but didn’t want to have an abortion.
So he made a deal with her parents. Just had a baby to take care of the custody of the child and to raise him as their own. She never participated in his upbringing. It would just be one of his sisters. I don’t want the kid to be a barrier to your career and dreams. And so it happened.
The pregnancy of June remained hidden. When he was born the boy, Ethel May, her mother presented it as her own. The thought was to never get out what happened. Otherwise the boy will actually stigmatized and hurt. Nicholson, however, although shocked, he admitted that he felt relieved, because he found out the truth. “It’s a dramatic event, no doubt. However, I’m not injured, not with marked.
After all these years, I learned who was my real mother and I’ve accepted it. For accuracy, it is now clear that many of the things that I experienced when I was a kid. If anything, I feel grateful,” said the actor. The June had cancer and died in 1963, when Nicholson was 26 years old.