Probably the most celebrated of all actresses, Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean Baker on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles General Hospital, to Gladys Baker. Gladys had been a film cutter at RKO studios, but psychological problems prevented her from keeping the job and she was eventually committed to a mental institution, because of that Norma Jean spent time in foster homes until she was 16 years of age. As an unlucky soul, Marilyn focused on her dreams of becoming a movie star. Being born and raised to a custom of fame and fortune in
She was also often anxious and had moderate colds and coughs. Marilyn Monroe spent the majority of her early years living in a fictional world she created as an escape from reality. She sometimes told the other children in her orphanage eccentric tales about her having loving parents who had just went on a trip. Monroe would create fake postcards, she would sign from her parents to go along with her story (Spoto, 1993, p. 47). She had also managed to convince herself that Clark Gable was her father, although it was not a possibility (Spoto, 1993, p. 45; 54). After growing up in orphanages, Marilyn realized the only way to be released from the foster system was to get married. Marilyn Monroe decided to drop out of high school and marry her boyfriend at the time. Her first husband was a merchant marine by the name James Dougherty (Hendrickson, 2000). Dougherty was much older than Monroe who was then only sixteen years old. Although like the marriages to her other two husbands, Joe DeMaggio and Arthur Miller did not last for various reasons.
Marilyn Monroe, whose real name is Norma Jeane Mortenson, was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. She was American actress, singer and model. She also was one of the most famous movie star, the sex symbols and pop icons of the 20th century. Despite her an unhappy, difficult childhood she got succeed during her short life period. She worked minor roles for years. Then, she showed her comedy ability, appearance on television and attraction with films. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch are some examples of these films. Her success and these films provided her to be the most popular film actress in 1950s
Marilyn Monroe did not start her life as a well-known star. She was born to Gladys Pearl Baker a mentally unstable women. When Norma Jeane was seven years old her mother was hospitalized after being diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. “No one ever
Her first in a long list of achievements was when she became a very successful pinup girl. After a few years this would eventually lead to Twentieth Century-Fox and Columbia Pictures asking her to star in movies for them. From there she starred in a few minor films. These were the movies that made her a popular actress among different studios and the general public. However when rumors started to float around that she had posed nude in front of cameras before she became an actress the interest level started to rise. Yet strangely enough it did not turn people away instead it drew them in even more than they already were. She starred in everything from comedies to movies that focused on her sex appeal, thus giving her a plethora of movies that she could chose to be in. Although in 1954 she had refused to take a role in one movie and as a result, she had been suspended from Fox Movies for a period of time. However when Marilyn returned, she starred in one of the biggest box office films of her career, The Seven Year Itch. Throughout her entire acting career, she struggled with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. This ultimately leads to her death on August 5, 1962 at the age of
transformation was her dyeing her hair blonde, second she divorced James, that same year, she signed her first contract with the Fox Studios, and was paid 75$ a week. Finally, on August 24th 1946, Norma Jeane Dougherty became Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Baker on June 1, 1926. Her mother’s name was Gladys Baker Mortensen. Baker being the name of her other two children and Mortensen the name of her last husband who disappeared just months after their marriage in 1924. Although Edward Mortensen was Gladys’ husband at the time of Norma’s birth, he was not her father. No one knows for sure who her father was, but it was believed that it was Gladys’ lover C. Stanley Gifford .
Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bedroom from a possible overdose on August 5, 1962. Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortenson in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926. When she was younger; her mom was emotionally unstable and was frequently confined to an asylum, so Marilyn was reared by a succession of foster parents and
Although Marilyn Monroe was the star the world knew and loved, she was not the stereotypical celebrity with the idealistic background. On June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California Marilyn Monroe was born; however, her name was Norma Jean Mortensen (“Marilyn is Found Dead” 1). Shortly after
That photographer asked her to pose nude for a calendar and he would pay her $50. Marilyn took up the offer in her time of need. The calendar made $750,000 after selling one million copies. This was Monroe's rise to fame. “In 1953, she was Playboys first sweetheart of the month” (Harrod 4). “She was named ‘The Most Advertised Girl in the World’ by the Advertising Association of the West in 1953” (Harrod 25). In 1954, Marilyn fell madly in love with Joe DiMaggio. The couple was married for 274 days before they had gotten a divorce. After the famous “Iconic Flying Skirt” photograph, DiMaggio was infuriated. He felt as though it was exhibitionist and the couple divorced shortly after. “The ‘Seven Year Itch’ was the catalyst to the end of Marilyn’s relationship with Joe. It so enraged him that he became violent with her that very same evening. Then, as far as she was concerned, the marriage was over.” (Taraborrelli 162). Not long after her divorce with DeMaggio, she again married, to Arthur Miller. Assumptions made, this marriage did not last long either. Marilyn described Arthur as a “peaceful monster”; he often spoke about how he was embarrassed or disappointed to be married to an adored symbol of
On June 1st, 1926 Norma Jean Baker a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe was born to Gladys Mortenson in Los Angeles California. Gladys was a paranoid schizophrenic. Norma Jean grew up in foster homes and didn’t get much of an education. Which would probably explain a lot of her choices later on in life.
Brought into this world in June of 1926 was a baby girl named Norma Jeane Mortenson, otherwise known as Marilyn Monroe. Her childhood was mostly spent in the orphanages and foster homes in California. This was a result of never
Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, is known as the greatest American sex symbol of all time. Monroe had a very difficult childhood. She spent most of her days in foster care and orphanages, dealt with challenges such as not