Marilyn Monroe Biography

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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Marilyn Monroe
Full Name:
Norma Jeane Mortenson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Model, Singer, Showgirl, Film Producer
Ethnicity:
Scottish American, Norwegian American, Scandinavian American
Religion:
Judaism, Pentecostalism
Date of Birth:
June 1, 1926
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
August 5, 1962
Age at Death:
36
Cause of Death:
Barbiturate overdose
Marriages
  • 1942-06-19
    Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman
  • 1956-06-29
    Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York
Marilyn Monroe Timeline
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