Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe

Early Work

Marilyn Monroe

*Born June 1, 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson*Actress, Model, Singer, Sex Symbol

Time Line


1948: Signed 6-month contract with Columbia Pictures1948: Ladies of the Chorus, Monroe reviewed as a film's bright spot, Green Grass of Wyoming, You Were Meant for Me1949: Returned to modeling, posed nude, $50 for sitting (Far Above)1949: Love Happy with the Marx Brothers1950: A Ticket to Tomahawk, Right Cross, The Fireball, The Aspault Jungle (Above), All About Eve1951: Enrolled at University of California studying literature and art appreciation

1951: Home Town Story, As Young as You Feel, Love Nest, Let's Make It Legal1952: Audience felt sympathy for her when nude photos from 1949 surfaced1952: Class by Night, We're not Married, Don't Bother to Knock, We're not Married, Monkey Business (Above), first appearance as a platinum, blonde, O. Henry's Full House1953: Niagra, First playmate of the month in Playboy magazine, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, sang "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (Below), Hand and footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater (Pictured between 1951-1955), Established "dumb blonde" persona, Quigley Top Ten Money Making Stars, How to Marry a Millionaire1954: Quigley Top Ten Money Making Stars, River of No Return, 20th Century Fox suspended her for failing to appear for work,

1959: Some Like It Hot, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Some Like It Hot (Far Above)1959: Reports of insomnia and drug and alcohol abuse1960: Let's Make Love1961: The Misfits, her last complete film (Above and Between 1957-1962))1961: Golden Globe for World Film Favorite, Divorced Arthur Miller, Admitted to Payne Whitney Psychiatric Center then Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, did not work the rest of the year1962: Begin filming Something's Got to Give, sang "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy, interviewed with Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Life, Had starring roles discussed for Irma la Douce, What a Way to Go, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn1962: Died from barbiturate poisoning on August 5 at the age of 36

1954: Married Joe DiMaggio1954: Traveled to Korea to perform for 13,000 marines, help to overcome her fear of performing in front of crowds (Pictured between 1951-1955)1954: There's No Business Like Showbusiness, 1955: The Seven Year Itch (Above), Anna Christie, many magazine interviews including Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Life, Divorced Joe DiMaggio1956: Married playright, Arthur Miller, Bus Stop (Below), Golden Globe nomination for Bus Stop1957: The Prince and the Showgirl (Pictured between 1955-1957)

1942: Married Jim Dougherty, Merchant Marine1945: Worked at Radioplane Munitions Factory (Above)1946: Successful Blue Book Model, $125 a week1947: The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (voice), Dangerous Years, first credited role, nine short lines (Below)1948: Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! Her one line was cut.




Leading Films



International Success

Last Years Editors, editor. "Marilyn Monroe Biography." Biography, A&E Biography Television Networks, 2 Apr. 2014, Accessed 9 Sept. 2019."Billy Joel Concert - Billy, the Revolving Piano Man" by Anirudh Koul is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 By Photograph by Christopher Peterson, 2007 - from en.wikipedia; description page is/was here., CC BY-SA 2.0, By David Shankbone - Lastno delo, CC BY-SA 3.0, By Mike Kurman -, CC BY-SA 2.0, By Copyright Owner: The Hang Productions (New York) - Stefano DiBenedetto, President of The Hang Productions / OCD Music Group, CC BY-SA 3.0, By Mike Kurman -, CC BY-SA 2.0, By Kai Brinker (Newkai) - Lastno delo, CC BY-SA 2.5, By U.S. Department of State from United States - Secretary Kerry and Mrs. Heinz Kerry Meet With the Kennedy Center Honor Award Recipients, Javna last,


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