|Born||Norma Jeane Mortenson
June 1, 1926
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||August 5, 1962 (aged 36)
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.
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.
Awards and nominations[change]
- 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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- 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