It’s true what they say about apples not falling far from the trees, and in case if the trees are celebrities, their apples almost always stay in the shade of their parents’ crowns. Sometimes it’s the other way around, if the kid gets lucky! But still, it’s fascinating that some celebrities had dads, moms and grandparents, who achieved success in entirely different fields and became a part of history.
This article is an ode to parents rather than their offsprings, so it might get a little boring, but, I guess, if you’re already here, you’re into that kind of stuff. Either way, let’s get it started!
George Stephen Morrison, Jim Morrison’s Father
Jim and his Doors are one of the most iconic rock bands of all time, and even had a movie made about them. If you’ve seen it, you might be surprised to learn that Jim’s dad, George Stephen Morrison, served in the US Navy for 40 years. During that time George fought in 3 wars and was even present at Pearl Harbor in 1941 when it was attacked. Later, in August 1964, now-Admiral Morrison was in charge of the US naval fleet during the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident, that prompted the US to escalate the Vietnam War.