Fast Facts

  • Spent most of her childhood bouncing between foster homes and orphanages.
  • Monroe was her mother's maiden name.
  • Appeared on the cover of the first issue of Playboy, in December 1953.
  • Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, produced only two films: Bus Stop and The Prince and the Showgirl.
  • Converted to Judaism in order to marry Arthur Miller.
  • Her last film, The Misfits, was also Clark Gable's last movie.
  • Buried in the Corridor of Memories #24 at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Lee Strasberg delivered the eulogy at her funeral.
  • Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" was written for her.
  • Michelle Williams won a Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nod for her portrayal of Monroe in 2011's My Week With Marilyn.

Awards

  • 1955, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 1954, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1960, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1957, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1957, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 1962, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1957, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1960, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Winner

Relationships

  • Jim Dougherty — Ex-husband
  • Joe DiMaggio — Ex-husband
  • Arthur Miller — Ex-husband
  • Martin Edward Mortenson — Father
  • Gladys Baker — Mother
  • Bernice Miracle — Half Sister
  • Robert Baker — Half Brother

College

  • Attended The Actors Studio, New York, New York, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Birthday: June 1, 1926, Gemini
  • Died: August 5, 1962
  • Profession: Actor, Model, Singer
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