Date: 6th February 2001

Jack Nicholson's Long Lost Late Dad Haunts Him

JACK NICHOLSON is being harried from beyond the grave by a man who claimed he was the star's biological father.

DON FURCILLO-ROSE, who died in 1998, claimed he was the ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST actor's real father and pleaded with Jack to admit the truth. Before he died he persuaded his daughter DONNA ROSE to take up his case - and she's honoured his word by penning an online cyber- book called YOU DON'T KNOW JACK: THE TALE OF A FATHER ONCE REMOVED.

Donna, who claims to be multi-millionaire Jack's half-sister, says, "I promised my father I'd prove he was not a fraud." Jack, 63, was abandoned by his dad at birth and raised by his grandmother ETHEL in New Jersey. He thought his gran was his mum - and his real mum, his sister. Don always claimed he wanted nothing more from Jack than a hug, but the actor, who stars in new movie THE PLEDGE, spurned him.

Donna adds, "My dad always joked he'd come back as a butterfly. This film features butterflies - including one that lands on Jack's shoulder." (MCM/WNTST)

Source: WENN