The Facts of Marilyn Monroe
If your anything like me you idle Marilyn Monroe. From her sexual attraction to her flowing blond hair, this is a list of facts of Marilyn Monroe!
REAL NAME: Norma Jeane Mortonson
BORN: June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles California
DECEASED: August 5,1962
HEIGHT: 5 ft 5 1/2 inches
WEIGHT: 115 lbs
OCCUPATION: Model, actress, and singer
MOTHER: Gladys Baker
1/2 BROTHER: Hermitt Jack Baker
1/2 SISTER: Berniece Mirache
MARRIAGES: Jimmy Dougherty, Joe DiMaggio, and Arthur Miller
STEP CHILDREN: Joe Dimessin, Jr., June Miller and Robert Miller
FAVORITE COLORS: Beige, black, white and red
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Dom Perigon
FAVORITE BOOK: How Stanislavsky Directs
Favorite Singers: Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald
FAVORITE POETS: John Keats and Wallt Whitman
FAVORITE ARTISTS: Picasso, Michelangelo, Botticello, etc.
FAVORITE PERFUME: Chanel No.5
LAST APPEARANCE: June 1, 1962.
1) Marilyn’s mother Gladys was a film cutter for RKA Studios. She developed Pshycological problems and eventually was committed into a mental institution.
2) Marilyn spent her childhood in foster home and orphanages until 1937 when she moved in with Grace Baker and then in 1939 she moved in with Anne Lower.
3) Instead of returning to an orphanage, Marilyn got married at the age of 16 to 21 year old Jimmy Dougherty, who was her neighbor whom she had dated for 6 months.
4) Marilyn signed her first contract with Century Fox on August 26, 1946, and thats when she started calling herself Marilyn Monroe. She legally changed it to Marilyn Monroe on Febuary 23, 1956.
5) Monroe was taken from her grandmothers last name.
6) Marilyn divorced Joe DiMaggio on October 24, 1954 as her sex image and fame caused conflict of careers.
7) In 1956 Marilyn started her own motion picture company Marilyn Monroe Productions, where she produced Bus Stop, The Prince and the Showgirl, and Some Like it Hot.
In 1947, Marilyn was crowned Miss California Artichoke Queen.
9) On June 26, 1953 Marilyn left her prints outside of Graumans Chinese Theatre.
10) Marilyn was issued on a 32 cents postage stamp on June 1st 1995.
11) On August 4th after 10 PM Marilyn slipped into a coma and was found on August 5th, by her housekeeper Eunice Murray.
12) Cause of death was stated as acute barbiturate poisoning, possible suicide.
13) Police believed Marilyns death to be accidental overdose, probable murder or homicide although no charges were ever made.
14) Marilyn Monroes body was laid to rest in the Cornider of Memories #24 at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles California.
15) Marilyn Monroe was 36 years old at the time of her death.
AWARDS AND AKNOWLEDGEMENTS
1999 Sexiest Woman of the Century by People Magazine
1999 #1 Sex Star of the 20th Century by Playboy Magazine
1953 December Sweetheart of the Month by Playboy
Febuary 1953 named Most Advertised Girl in the World
1954 and 1961 Golden Globe Female World Film Favorite
David Di Donatello Prize for Best Foreign Actress
1995 US & UK Sexiest Starts in Film History for Empire Magazine
#8 in Empire UK Top 100 Movie Stars of all Times
4th Greatest Movie Star by Entertainment Weekly
2nd Greatest Movie Star by Premiere Magazine
#6 on 50 Greatest Screen Legends through the American Film Institute
Happy Birthday Mr. President
Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend
I Wanna Be Loved By You
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even Beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
Marilyn made 30 films and left one unfinished
1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
1948 Dangerous Years
1948 Scudda Hoo Scudda Hay
1949 Ladies of the Chorus
1950 Right Cross
1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk
1950 The Fireball
1950 Love Happy
1950 The Asphalt Jungle
1950 All About Eve
1951 Love Nest
1951 Hometown Story
1951 Lets Make It Legal
1951 As Young as you Feel
1952 Oh Henrys Full House
1952 Clash By Night
1952 Were Not Married
1952 Monkey Business
1952 Dont Bother to Knock
1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
1954 Theres No Business Like Show Business
1954 River of No Return
1955 The Seven Year Itch
1956 Bus Stop
1957 The Prince and the Showgirl
1959 Some Like it Hot
1960 Lets Make Love
1961 The Misfits
1962 Somethings Got To Give (UNFINISHED)