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Marilyn Monroe | mid-1950s | Born | Norma Jeane Mortenson
June 1, 1926
Los Angeles, California, United States | Died | August 5, 1962 (aged 36)
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States | Cause of death | Barbiturate overdose | Resting place | Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles | Nationality | American | Other names | Norma Jeane Baker
Norma Jeane Dougherty
Norma Jeane DiMaggio
Marilyn Monroe Miller | Occupation | Actress, model, singer, film producer | Years active | 1947–1962 | Notable work(s) | Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, River of No Return, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot, The Misfits | Religion | Pentecostal (1926–1956),
Judaism (1956–1962)[1] | Spouse(s) | James Dougherty (m. 1942–1946) (divorced)
Joe DiMaggio (m. 1954–1954) (divorced)
Arthur Miller (m. 1956–1961) (divorced) | Signature | |
Marilyn Monroe[2][3] (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)[4] 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.[5]
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. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950), drew attention. By 1952 she had her first leading role in Don't Bother to Knock[6] and 1953 brought a lead in Niagara, a melodramatic film noir that dwelt on her seductiveness. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comic effect in subsequent films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics and garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn

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