Life Biography of Marilyn Monroe
06.01.1926 / 05.08.1962
Los Angeles - California - USA
Marilyn Monroe was one of the biggest sex symbols of the 20th century. His real name was Norma Jean Mortensen, daughter of Gladys Baker, who worked at RKO Studios as a film editor.Due to the hospitalization of his mother's psychological problems, Norma Jeane spent most of his childhood in family homes and orphanages until in 1937, she moved to the house of Grace McKee Goddard family friend. In 1942, Grace's husband was transferred to the East Coast, and the couple could not afford to take her with them. The solution for the 16 year old was married on July 19, 1942, with James Dougherty of 21 years, who had been dating for six months. Two years later James, the Navy, was transferred to the South Pacific after his departure, Norma Jeane tried his acting career in small appearances. The divorce came months before signing his first contract with Twentieth Century Fox on August 26, 1946. Then adopted the name of Marilyn Monroe and dyed his hair blonde.
" The following year, he participated in "Monkey Business". His name began to draw crowds to theaters. Thus in "Pulling a Millionaire" (1953), "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953), "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) and "Some Like It Hot" (1959) - this one directed by Billy Wilder, was considered "the best comedy of all time." In it the actress co-starred with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. On January 14, de1954, Marilyn married the former baseball player Joe DiMaggio, a legend of the sport in the United States. During their honeymoon in Tokyo, Marilyn gave a performance for soldiers who were serving in Korea. Joe, jealous, could not stand the exposure of his wife. Nine months later, in October 1954, came the divorce. In 1956, the actress married the playwright Arthur Miller.
In 1961, after losing a baby, the two separated. In the same year she made her last film, "The Misfits". In 1962, while filming "Something? S Got to Give", Marilyn was fired due to constant delays.The director Billy Wilder made a famous protest: "I have a great-aunt in Austria which is pontualíssima, but no one would pay a dime to see it." One of the most celebrated performances of Marilyn was "Happy Birthday", so sensual for U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy at Madison Square Garden. That reinforced the rumors that both would have been lovers. Four months after the episode, Marilyn was found dead, holding the phone next to a bottle of barbiturates. The hypothesis of his relationship with President Kennedy and his brother Robert took hold, when they found his house raided - allegedly by agents of the FBI - before the police arrive on the day of his death. The star, who left the world to 36 years, personified Hollywood glamor of the 50s. Her apparent vulnerability and innocence, along with its innate sensuality, became one of the most desirable women of the 20th century. phrases Marilyn.