10 of History’s Most Famous Black Sheep
Less than favorite sons (and daughters)
by Rob Kerby, Senior Editor
There’s a black sheep in most families. At Thanksgiving, we all remember cringing as Uncle Joe told dirty jokes to deaf Aunt Beulah. However, having a son, a daughter, a brother or a sister who is an embarrassment is magnified a hundredfold when you’re famous. George Washington had no children and all his siblings behaved. However, his vice president had a renegade son who provided America with its first scandal. And the tradition has continued throughout history … sometimes hilariously.