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Marilyn Monroe

Actress Marilyn Monroe

Full Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
Profession: Actress

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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.

Born: June 1, 1926
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: August 5, 1962 (aged 36)
Cause of Death: Suicide by drug overdose

Married Life

  • 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 marriage at San Francisco City Hall
  • 1956-06-29 Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for the 3rd time, this time marrying playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

Events in the Life of Marilyn Monroe

  • 1953-11-05 Film "How to Marry a Millionaire" directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, first to be filmed in CinemaScope released
  • 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 in NYC
  • 1961-01-31 "The Misfits" premieres in NYC, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe

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