Full Name: Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jeane Mortenson]
Why Famous: Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer who became a major sex symbol of her age.
Often playing an archetypal "dumb blonde" she starred in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
She became further famous for singing "Happy Birthday, Mr President" to John F. Kennedy and for modelling in the first issue of Playboy magazine.
- 1942-06-19 Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman
- 1954-01-14 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall
- 1956-06-29 Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York
- 1953-12-01 Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine's 1st centerfold
- 1959-03-29 "Some Like It Hot", directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released
- 1960-11-04 "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe