Marilyn Monroe

Pin-up girl, Celebrity

1926 – 1962

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Who was Marilyn Monroe?

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox.

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Born
Jun 1, 1926
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Marylin Monroe
  • Norma Jeane Mortenson
  • Marliyn Monroe
  • Norma Jeane Mortensen
  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Norma Jeane DiMaggio
  • Norma Jeane Baker
  • Norma Jeane Dougherty
  • Marilyn Monroe Miller
  • The Blonde Bombshell
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Judaism
  • Pentecostalism
Ethnicity
  • Scottish American
  • Norwegian American
  • Scandinavian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Van Nuys High School
  • Actors Studio
  • University of California
    (1951 - )
Lived in
  • Los Angeles
  • Hawthorne
  • Compton
Died
Aug 5, 1962
Brentwood
Resting place
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013