Jack Nicholson, an actor and a filmmaker was born on April 22, 1937 in New Jersey, United States.
Jack appeared as the most popular superstar of his generation. He has played a plethora of unique and challenging characters; his contribution to the Hollywood film industry is simply undeniable.
But here we are talking about a famous incident attached with his life.
Jack is the son of June Nicholson, a showgirl. She married an Italian American showman Donald Furcillo in 1936, not knowing that he was already married. As June was only 17 years old, unmarried and uncertain of the father’s identity when Nicholson was born, her parents agreed to raise Nicholson as their own child without revealing his true parentage, and June would act as his sister.
In 1974, Time magazine researchers learned, and informed Nicholson, that his “sister,” June, was actually his mother, and his other “sister,” Lorraine, was really his aunt. By this time, both his mother and grandmother had died (in 1963 and 1970, respectively). On finding out, Nicholson said it was “a pretty dramatic event, but it wasn’t what I’d call traumatizing…I was pretty well psychologically formed.”
Both June and her parents had decided to keep this as a secret from Jack.
The reason why June and her parents didn’t tell this to Jack was that when June was 16, she got pregnant with someone unknown. So in order to help June pursue her dancing career, her mother decided that she would take care of Jack posing as his mother with June as his sister.