Marilyn Monroe was born 9:30 am, June 1st, 1926, Los Angeles General Hospital, USA.
Was registered under the name of Norma Jeane Mortenson.
Marilyn never knew the true identity of her father.
Her mother, Gladys Monroe sent her to a foster family where she stayed until she was 7 years old.
Following her grandfathers suicide, her mother reclaimed her.
But shortly thereafter her mother's friend Grace McKee, had Gladys declared insane and commited to a psychiatric hospital.
She then took custody of Norma Jeane.
Then Grace married Ervin Silliman Goddard.
Norma Jeane was then sent away at the age of 9 to the Los Angeles Orphans Home.
Two years later Grace brought Norma Jeane home, but Goddard tried to molest her.
She then went to live with her mother's brother's mother, Olive Brunings.
She was assaulted by one of Olive's sons and went to live with Grace McKee's aunt, Ana Lower.
When Ana developed health problems, Norma Jeane went back to the Goddards.
Right after her 16th birthday, Norma Jeane married Jim Dougherty.
Marilyn married Dougherty on June 19, 1942.
The marriage was arranged by Grace McKee.
Dougherty joined the Merchant Marines in 1943 and was sent overseas.
Marilyn Monroe worked in a factory inspecting parachutes.
In 1944 she was photographed by the Army as part of a promotion to show women on the assembly line contributing to the war effort.
By 1945, she had appeared on 33 covers of national magazines.
In 1946 Marilyn Monroe was granted a divorce.
July 23, 1946 she signed a contract with Twentieth Century-Fox Studios.
She would be known as Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn met Joe DiMaggio in early 1952, she was 25 and he was 37. They later married.
Marilyn and Jane Russell signed their names and placed their hands and feet in the wet cement in front of the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
She did a USO tour of Korea where she entertained over 60,000 soldiers.
In 1954 Marilyn and Joe separated.
Married Arthur Miller, June 29.
Marilyn divorced Arthur Miller in January of 1961.
Marilyn Monroe, 1954, at the the USO Camp Show.
A reported affair with John F. Kennedy began in late 1961.
Bobby Kennedy was also reported to have had an affair with Marilyn Monroe .
Marilyn had been seeing Joe DiMaggio again.
A new wedding was set for August 8, 1962.
Marilyn Monroe died, August 5, 1962.
Films Of Marilyn Monroe:
Dangerous Years, December, 1947.
Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay!, April, 1948.
Ladies of the Chorus, October, 1948.
Love Happy, April, 1950.
A Ticket to Tomahawk, May, 1950.
The Asphalt Jungle, May, 1950.
All About Eve, October, 1950.
The Fireball, November, 1950.
Right Cross, Novembe,r 1950.
Home Town Story, May, 1951.
As Young As You Feel, August, 1951.
Love Nest, October, 1951.
Let's Make It Legal, November, 1951.
Clash by Night, June, 1952.
We're Not Married, July, 1952.
Don't Bother to Knock, July, 1952.
Monkey Business, September, 1952.
O. Henry's Full House, October, 1952.
Niagara, January, 1953.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, July, 1953.
How To Marry a Millionaire, November, 1953.
River of No Return, April, 1954.
There's No Business Like Show Business, Decembe,r 1954.
The Seven Year Itch, June, 1955.
Bus Stop, August, 1956.
The Prince and the Showgirl, June, 1957.
Some Like It Hot, March, 1959.
Let's Make Love, September, 1960.
The Misfits, Febuary, 1961.
Something's Got to Give (Incompleted).
Photos of Marilyn Monroe began to surface, taken by photographer Tom Kelley during her unemployment. Prints were bought by Hugh Hefner and, in December 1953, appeared in the first edition of Playboy. To the dismay of Fox, Monroe decided to publicly admit it was indeed her in the pictures. When a journalist asked her what Marilyn Monroe wore in bed she replied, "Chanel No. 5". When asked what Marilyn Monroe had on during the photo shoot, she replied, "The radio".
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Quotes of Marilyn Monroe:
"With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself -for survival and living day to day with what comes up."....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful."....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
"No-one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't."....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
"My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine actress. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!"....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
"Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I've experienced them both."....Quote By Marilyn Monroe.
"Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it."....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
"If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question I've got to follow it through. What am I supposed to do -look intelligent?"....Quote By Marilyn Monroe.
"Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work."....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
"I don't understand why people aren't a little more generous with each other."....Quote By Marilyn Monroe.
There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember,you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
Everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like a sort of chunk out of you. I don't think they realize it, but it's like 'grrr do this, grr do that...' But you do want to stay intact--intact and on two feet....Quote By Marilyn Monroe.
I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself--for survival and living day to day with what comes up....Quote By Marilyn Monroe.
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else....Quote By Marilyn Monroe.
Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has it's compensations, but it also has it's drawbacks, and I've experienced them both....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine actress, I knew how third rate I was. I coud actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!....Quote By Marilyn Monroe.
Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work.
An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everyone jumped on his violin?
I was never used to being happy, so that wasn't something I ever took for granted. I did sort of think, you know, marriage did that. You see, I was brought up differently from the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy - that's it, successful, happy, and on time....Quote By Marilyn Monroe.
I used to think as I looked at the Hollywood night, 'there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.'
The trouble with censors is they worry if a girl has a cleaveage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous you haven't become phony....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
"That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of."....Quotes By Marilyn Monroe.
"The only people I care about are the people in Times Square, across the street from the theatre, who can't get close as I come in. If I had light make-up on, they'd never see me. This make-up is for them"....Quote By Marilyn Monroe.
Awards and nominations to Marilyn Monroe:
1953 Golden Globe Henrietta Award: World Film Favorite Female.
1953 Photoplay Award: Most Popular Female Star
1956 BAFTA Film Award nomination: Best Foreign Actress for The Seven Year Itch
1956 Golden Globe nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress in Comedy or Musical for Bus Stop
1958 BAFTA Film Award nomination: Best Foreign Actress for The Prince and the Showgirl
1958 David di Donatello Award (Italian): Best Foreign Actress for The Prince and the Showgirl
1959 Crystal Star Award (French): Best Foreign Actress for The Prince and the Showgirl
1960 Golden Globe, Best Motion Picture Actress in Comedy or Musical for Some Like It Hot
1962 Golden Globe, World Film Favorite: Female
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 6104 Hollywood Blvd.
In 1999, Marilyn Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in their list AFI's 100 Years....100 Stars.
This biography is dedicated to the life of Marilyn Monroe.
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