Marilyn Monroe

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marilyn monroe
  • Birth Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/01/1926, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 08/05/1962
  • Profession: Actor; model; singer
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Marilyn Monroe 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.
  • Marilyn Monroe Relationships:
  • Jim Dougherty - Ex-husband
  • Joe DiMaggio - Ex-husband
  • Gladys Baker - Mother
  • Arthur Miller - Ex-husband
  • Martin Edward Mortenson - Father
  • Bernice Miracle - Half Sister
  • Robert Baker - Half Brother
  • Marilyn Monroe Awards:
  • 1954 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1955 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1962 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
  • 1960 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1957 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1957 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended The Actors Studio, New York, New York, United States

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