Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Portrait
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) 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.

AKA Norma Jeane Mortensen

Born: 1-Jun1926
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Died: 5-Aug1962
Location of death: Brentwood, CA [2]
Cause of death: Suicide [3]
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight [4]
Occupation: Actor, Model

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Some Like It Hot

[1] Los Angeles General Hospital, Los Angeles CA.

[2] 12305 Fifth Helena Dr., Brentwood CA.

[3] According to a 1982 inquest led by Attorney General John Van de Kamp, “Based on the evidence available to us it appears that her death could have been a suicide or a result of an accidental drug overdose… It is possible that while her ingestion of a lethal quantity of barbiturates was voluntary, she may have been in such a state of emotional confusion that she lacked a clearly formed purpose.” Speculation that she was the subject of murder was dismissed out of hand. See “Los Angeles Inquiry on Marilyn Monroe Rules Out Murder”, Associated Press, 29 December 1982.

[4] Monroe describes a sexual liaison with Joan Crawford in audio recordings of her psychiatry sessions, released in 2006: “Next time I saw Crawford, she said she wanted another round. I told her straight-out I didn’t much enjoy doing it with a woman. After I turned her down, she became spiteful.”

Father: Martin Edward Mortensen (paternity uncertain)
Mother: Gladys Pearl Baker (b. 24-May-1902, d. 11-Mar-1984)
Sister: Berneice Baker (half-sister, from mother’s first marriage, to Jack Baker)
Brother: Hermitt Jack (half-brother, from mother’s first marriage, to Jack Baker)
Father: Charles Stanley Gifford (paternity uncertain, b. 1898, mother’s lover c. 1926, d. 1965)
Husband: James Dougherty (m. 19-Jun-1942, div. 13-Sep-1946, d. 15-Aug-2005)
Husband: Joe DiMaggio (m. 14-Jan-1954, div. 27-Oct-1954)
Husband: Arthur Miller (m. 29-Jun-1956, div. 24-Jan-1961)
Slept with: Robert F. Kennedy
Slept with: John F. Kennedy (unproven)
Slept with: Joan Crawford (unproven)
Slept with: Tony Curtis (1958, during filming of Some Like It Hot)
Boyfriend: Jorge Guinle (d. 2004)

High School: Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA (attended one year, 1941)
High School: University High School, Los Angeles, CA

Golden Globe 1962
Hollywood Walk of Fame 6778 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)
Sgt. Pepper Lonely Heart
Endorsement of Chanel No. 5 1954
Endorsement of Coca Cola 1953
Endorsement of Jon-Joy Cosmetics 1954
Endorsement of Unocal 1950
Converted to Judaism 1956
Suicide Attempt 1950
Miscarriage (ectopic pregnancy) 1-Aug-1957
Miscarriage Dec-1958
Drug Overdose 26-Aug-1960
Nervous Breakdown 7-Feb-1961
Cholecystectomy Polyclinic Hospital, New York City (29-Jun-1961)
Abortion Jul-1962 (unproven)
Coma 4-Aug-1962
Autopsy by coroner Thomas T. Noguchi
Norwegian Ancestry Paternal
Risk Factors: Depression, Klismaphilia, Insomnia, Appendicitis

Something’s Got to Give (1962)
The Misfits (1-Feb-1961) · Roslyn Taber
Let’s Make Love (8-Sep-1960) · Amanda Dell
Some Like It Hot (29-Mar-1959) · Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
The Prince and the Showgirl (13-Jun-1957) · Elsie
Bus Stop (31-Aug-1956) · Cherie
The Seven Year Itch (3-Jun-1955) · The Girl
There’s No Business Like Show Business (16-Dec-1954) · Vicky
River of No Return (30-Apr-1954) · Kay Weston
How to Marry a Millionaire (5-Nov-1953) · Pola Debevoise
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (15-Jul-1953) · Lorelei Lee
Niagara (21-Jan-1953) · Rose Loomis
O. Henry’s Full House (19-Sep-1952)
Monkey Business (5-Sep-1952) · Lois Laurel
Don’t Bother to Knock (18-Jul-1952) · Nell Forbes
We’re Not Married! (11-Jul-1952) · Annabel Norris
Clash by Night (18-Jun-1952) · Peggy
Let’s Make It Legal (31-Oct-1951) · Joyce
Love Nest (10-Oct-1951) · Bobbie Stevens
As Young as You Feel (2-Aug-1951)
Home Town Story (1-May-1951)
All About Eve (13-Oct-1950) · Miss Casswell
The Fireball (7-Oct-1950)
The Asphalt Jungle (23-May-1950) · Angela Phinlay
Love Happy (12-Oct-1949) · Grunion’s Client
Ladies of the Chorus (22-Oct-1948) · Peggy Martin
Dangerous Years (7-Dec-1947)

Official Website:

Rotten Library Page:
Marilyn Monroe

Appears on the cover of:
Life, 4-Apr-1952, DETAILS: Marilyn Monroe — The Talk of Hollywood (photo by Philippe Halsman)
Confidential, Nov-1956, DETAILS: That Blonde Sharing Nick Ray’s Pillow was MARILYN MONROE


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