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Marilyn Monroe lived 1926-1962 lived Los Angeles. Staring in hit movies in the 40s and 50s. Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. She was born June 1, 1926 and died August 5, 1962. Her mother and father are Gladys Pearl Baker and Martin Edward Mortensen. She had three marriages to Arthur Miller, Joe Dimaggio, James Dougherty. Her developed psychiatric problems. Roomres about a sex scandal with JFK. And being a sex symbol for men.


1st June 1926: Norma Jeane Mortenson born at LA General Hospital

1935: Norma Jeane’s mother Gladys Baker (nee Monroe) taken into an institution

13 September 1935: Norma Jeane enters an orphanage in Los Angeles as orphan number 3463

26 June 1937: Norma Jeane leaves the orphanage to live with Grace McKee

November 1938: Goes to live with “aunt” Ana Lower

19 June 1942: Marries Jim Dougherty

April 1944: Norma Jeane starts work at the Radio Plane Munitions Factory

26 April 1946: First national magazine cover in Family Circle

26 June 1946: Photographed by David Connover for Yank magazine

17 July 1946: First interview at 20th Century Fox with Ben Lyon

19 July 1946: First Screen Test for 20th Century Fox

26 August 1946: First studio contract with Fox, Norma Jeane changed her name to Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn was after actress Marilyn Miller and Monroe was her mothers maiden name)

29 July 1946: First mention in a Hollywood gossip column

2 August 1946: Norma Jeane applies to Blue Book Modeling Agency

13 September 1946: Divorce granted from James Dougherty

25 August1947: Fox contract not renewed, Marilyn is dropped by Fox

Feb 1948: Marilyn befriends mogul Joseph M. Schneck

9 March 1948: Contract with Columbia Pictures

8 September 1948: Dropped by Columbia

31 December 1948: Meets Johnny Hyde, who dedicates himself to promoting her

27 May 1949: Poses for photographer Tom Kelley-the nude calendar

24 July 1949: First interview with Earl Wilson

15 August 1949: Starts shooting A Ticket To Tomahawk

October 1949: Signs contract with MGM for role in The Asphalt Jungle