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|Born||Norma Jeane Mortenson
June 1, 1926
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||August 5, 1962
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Norma Jeane Baker
Norma Jeane Dougherty
Norma Jeane DiMaggio
|Occupation||Actress, model, movie producer, singer|
|Spouse||James Dougherty (m. 1942–1946)
Joe DiMaggio (m. 1954–1954)
Arthur Miller (m. 1956–1961)
Marilyn Monroe was an American movie actress. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female actress of all time by the American Film Institute. Her birth name was Norma Jean Mortenson and she was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. She died of a drug overdose on August 4, 1962, in Brentwood, California. She was married to baseball player Joe DiMaggio during 1954. She married Arthur Miller (a playwright) July 1, 1956. They divorced January 21, 1961.
Movies[change | edit source]
Marilyn Monroe became a sex symbol, starring in a number of hit movies during the 1950s and early 1960s. She also became famous for modeling for photographers and singing in her movie musicals. One time, she sang "Happy Birthday" to the President of the United States John F. Kennedy. It turned out to be one of her last appearances.
Personal life[change | edit source]
Marriages[change | edit source]
The 16-year-old Norma Jeane married James Dougherty on 19 June 1942. After the wedding, he joined the navy. At this time, Norma met an army photographer, David Conover. She began a career as a model. She changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. She and Dougherty divorced on 13 September 1946.
Monroe married the baseball star Joe DiMaggio on 14 January 1954. The marriage lasted for nine months. She had met DiMaggio on a blind date, during the filming of the movie Monkey Business in 1952. The marriage was closely followed by the public. DiMaggio retired from baseball, and Marilyn became very famous. DiMaggio was sad that his career as a baseball star was ending, and was jealous of Marilyn for being admired. He spent most of his time watching television and Monroe found it boring. They separated on 31 October 1954. From 1961, they became friends again. DiMaggio said that he gave Marilyn a rose every week for 10 years.
Marilyn married Arthur Miller on 29 June 1956. She converted to Judaism. She had met him during the filming of As Young As You Feel in 1951. She was so happy with him and they tried to have children together. Mariyln had three miscarriages, because of her endometriosis. Miller wrote the screenplay for the movie The Misfits. The filming caused many problems between Marilyn and Arthur and they separated on 20 January 1961.
Filmography[change | edit source]
Awards and nominations[change | edit source]
- 1951 Henrietta Awards: The Best Young Box Office Personality
- 1952 Photoplay Award: Fastest Rising Star of 1952
- 1952 Photoplay Award: Special Award
- 1952 Look American Magazine Achievement Award: Most Promising Female Newcomer of 1952
- 1953 Golden Globe Henrietta Award: World Film Favorite Female.
- 1953 Sweetheart of The Month (Playboy)
- 1953 Photoplay Award: Most Popular Female Star
- 1954 Photoplay Award for Best Actress: for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire
- 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.
- 1999 she 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.
|Awards and achievements|
for Auntie Mame
|Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
for Some Like It Hot
for The Apartment
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Other websites[change | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Marilyn Monroe|
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Marilyn Monroe|
- The Official Marilyn Monroe Website
- Marilyn Monroe at the Internet Movie Database
- Marilyn Monroe at the TCM Movie Database
- Marilyn Monroe at Allmovie
- Marilyn Monroe at Find A Grave
- Gallery: The Life of Marilyn Monroe