Norma Jeane Mortenson, popularly known as Marilyn Monroe, is a legendary actress, singer, and model. In the 1950s and early 1960s, she was one of the famous sex symbols. Marilyn was a naturally beautiful lady with unique talents in singing and acting. Even though her childhood days is not that rosy, she strived to build her dream.
Born in Los Angeles, she did not know her parents since her childhood. She was a factory worker at the age of 18 in 1944. Marilyn Munroe doesn't have a stable home. She lived with the Atkinsons, and within that period, she was abused sexually. Marilyn is the timid type. Over time she developed a stutter and became an introvert.
In September 1935, she was enrolled into the Los Angeles orphanage home by Grace, whom she was living with before. She later went back to stay with Grace. But her stay didn't last for long due to the sexual harassment she faced from Grace's husband (Erwin Goddard). Later in 1938, she started living with Ana lower, Grace's aunt in Sawtelle. She stays with her permanently till she was fully grown. During this period, she was enrolled in Emerson junior high school. She was good at writing. This made her be among the editorial crew for the newspaper in her school. Monroe was forced to relocate again in 1941. This was due to old age sickness. She lived with Goddard again. But Goddard was transferred to West Virginia, and he couldn't go with Munroe because of the California child protection law. Munroe doesn't have a choice than to return to the orphanage. To prevent this, she decided to marry James Dougherty, a 21-year-old boy who is a factory worker, their neighbor's son. They got wedded on June 19, 1942, when Munroe just clocked 16years of age.
Monroe's husband, Dougherty, was transferred to the Pacific in 1944. He was meant to stay there for 2years or less. This made Monroe live with Dougherty's parents in Van Nuys. Here, she picked up a job in a munition factory known as the Radio plane company. Marilyn later quit the job in January 1945. She went into modeling under David Conover (a photographer). She met him at the Radio plane company and his friends. This was the beginning of her career. Monroe renounced the relationship between her and Dougherty. She decided to settle down on her own. In August the same year, she sealed a deal with the Blue Book Model Agency.
Through this agency, she was also awarded a short-lived contract with 20th century Fox and Colombian pictures. She later signed another contract with Fox in 1950. This was after she had engaged in a series of minor film roles. She was given roles in several comedies like "Monkey Business" and "As young as you feel." Also, Playlets like "Clash by Night" and "Don't bother to knock." This made her became a famous actress. In 1953, she was among the Top marketable Hollywood star. Monroe played a significant role in the "film noir Niagra." She also featured in comedies like "Gentlemen prefer Blondes" and "How to Marry a Millionaire." In 1954, she was under suspension due to her refusal to take up a film project. During the time of the suspension, she started her film production industry. In 1955, she came back bigger in "The Seven Year Itch." It was one of the biggest successes in her career. This made fox employed her again. She took part in other dramas such as "Bus stop," "The Prince and Showgirl" (an independent film), and "Some Like It Hot." This made her won the award for best actress in 1959. Monroe's last movie was "The Misfit" drama in 1961.
After she renounced her marriage with Dougherty, she married Joe DiMaggio, a retired baseball star. They later divorced, and Monroe later got married to Arthur Miller, who is a playwright. The marriage later ended after a short while. All these, among others, caused her depression, addiction, and anxiety. She later died as a result of a Barbiturates overdose at 36years of age. This happened in her Home in Los Angeles.
The Beautiful star was born on June 1, 1926. Her present age would have been 94years and six months if she was still alive. She died when she was 36years, 4months, and 4days old.
|Parameters||Points To Note|
|Real Name||Jeane Mortenson|
|Date of Birth||June 1, 1926,|
|Popularly known as||Actress, model, singer|
|Died on||August 4, 1962,|
Although she is dead, Monroe remains an icon in the modeling industry.