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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn MonroeAKA Norma Jeane Mortensen

Born: 1-Jun-1926
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Died: 5-Aug-1962
Location of death: Brentwood, CA [2]
Cause of death: Suicide [3]
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight [4]
Occupation: Actor, Model

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Some Like It Hot

[1] Los Angeles General Hospital, Los Angeles CA.

[2] 12305 Fifth Helena Dr., Brentwood CA.

[3] According to a 1982 inquest led by Attorney General John Van de Kamp, "Based on the evidence available to us it appears that her death could have been a suicide or a result of an accidental drug overdose... It is possible that while her ingestion of a lethal quantity of barbiturates was voluntary, she may have been in such a state of emotional confusion that she lacked a clearly formed purpose." Speculation that she was the subject of murder was dismissed out of hand. See "Los Angeles Inquiry on Marilyn Monroe Rules Out Murder", Associated Press, 29 December 1982.

[4] Monroe describes a sexual liaison with Joan Crawford in audio recordings of her psychiatry sessions, released in 2006: "Next time I saw Crawford, she said she wanted another round. I told her straight-out I didn't much enjoy doing it with a woman. After I turned her down, she became spiteful."

Father: Martin Edward Mortensen (paternity uncertain)
Mother: Gladys Pearl Baker (b. 24-May-1902, d. 11-Mar-1984)
Sister: Berneice Baker (half-sister, from mother's first marriage, to Jack Baker)
Brother: Hermitt Jack (half-brother, from mother's first marriage, to Jack Baker)
Father: Charles Stanley Gifford (paternity uncertain, b. 1898, mother's lover c. 1926, d. 1965)
Husband: James Dougherty (m. 19-Jun-1942, div. 13-Sep-1946, d. 15-Aug-2005)
Husband: Joe DiMaggio (m. 14-Jan-1954, div. 27-Oct-1954)
Husband: Arthur Miller (m. 29-Jun-1956, div. 24-Jan-1961)
Slept with: Robert F. Kennedy
Slept with: John F. Kennedy (unproven)
Slept with: Joan Crawford (unproven)
Slept with: Tony Curtis (1958, during filming of Some Like It Hot)
Boyfriend: Jorge Guinle (d. 2004)

    High School: Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA (attended one year, 1941)
    High School: University High School, Los Angeles, CA

    Golden Globe 1962
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6778 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)
    Sgt. Pepper Lonely Heart
    Endorsement of Chanel No. 5 1954
    Endorsement of Coca-Cola 1953
    Endorsement of Jon-Joy Cosmetics 1954
    Endorsement of Unocal 1950
    Converted to Judaism 1956
    Suicide Attempt 1950
    Miscarriage (ectopic pregnancy) 1-Aug-1957
    Miscarriage Dec-1958
    Drug Overdose Mapes Hotel, Reno, NV (26-Aug-1960)
    Nervous Breakdown 7-Feb-1961
    Cholecystectomy Polyclinic Hospital, New York City (29-Jun-1961)
    Abortion Jul-1962 (unproven)
    Coma 4-Aug-1962
    Autopsy by coroner Thomas T. Noguchi
    Norwegian Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Depression, Klismaphilia, Insomnia, Appendicitis

    Before the Flood (9-Sep-2016) · Herself
    Something's Got to Give (1962)
    The Misfits (1-Feb-1961) · Roslyn Taber
    Let's Make Love (8-Sep-1960) · Amanda Dell
    Some Like It Hot (29-Mar-1959) · Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
    The Prince and the Showgirl (13-Jun-1957) · Elsie
    Bus Stop (31-Aug-1956) · Cherie
    The Seven Year Itch (3-Jun-1955) · The Girl
    There's No Business Like Show Business (16-Dec-1954) · Vicky
    River of No Return (30-Apr-1954) · Kay Weston
    How to Marry a Millionaire (5-Nov-1953) · Pola Debevoise
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (15-Jul-1953) · Lorelei Lee
    Niagara (21-Jan-1953) · Rose Loomis
    O. Henry's Full House (19-Sep-1952)
    Monkey Business (5-Sep-1952) · Lois Laurel
    Don't Bother to Knock (18-Jul-1952) · Nell Forbes
    We're Not Married! (11-Jul-1952) · Annabel Norris
    Clash by Night (18-Jun-1952) · Peggy
    Let's Make It Legal (31-Oct-1951) · Joyce
    Love Nest (10-Oct-1951) · Bobbie Stevens
    As Young as You Feel (2-Aug-1951)
    Home Town Story (1-May-1951)
    All About Eve (13-Oct-1950) · Miss Casswell
    The Fireball (7-Oct-1950)
    The Asphalt Jungle (23-May-1950) · Angela Phinlay
    Love Happy (12-Oct-1949) · Grunion's Client
    Ladies of the Chorus (22-Oct-1948) · Peggy Martin
    Dangerous Years (7-Dec-1947)

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Marilyn Monroe

Appears on the cover of:
Life, 4-Apr-1952, DETAILS: Marilyn Monroe -- The Talk of Hollywood (photo by Philippe Halsman)
Confidential, Nov-1956, DETAILS: That Blonde Sharing Nick Ray's Pillow was MARILYN MONROE!

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