Marilyn Monroe

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Norma Jeane Mortenson

Everyone's heard of the stereotype; blonde bombshell. Well no better woman to fit those shoes then the world famous Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe, was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in a Los Angeles General Hospital to Gladys Mortenson. Her birth certificate lists her father as unknown, and for the duration of her life he will stay unknown. Due to her mother's unstable mental health, and the fact that she was not married at the time Norma Jeane was sent to live in foster care (The Mmm Girl).

Foster care was the only home life she had for her first seven years of life. She lived under the care of Albert and Ida Bolender. They were a very religious and strict family. Whenever she spoke of her child hood she would say they were the worst times of her life while she was living with them. They sheltered her, and did not let her do much of anything (The Mmm Girl).

In 1933 she moved back with her mom, Gladys for a brief period of time. However this was cut short in 1934 when her mother began to show signs of advanced mental depression. Gladys was admitted into a "rest home" in Santa Monica. Norma Jeane soon after got sent to live with her mother's best friend Grace McKee. Grace loved Norma and would always tell her that someday she would be beautiful and a famous movie star (Wikipedia).

Grace was planning on getting married a year later and was running into some financial difficulties so Norma was sent to live in an orphanage. She lived there from September of 1935 until June 1937. During her stay, Grace visited her frequently bringing her clothes, and toys, and teaching her to put on makeup. Between 1937 and 1941 Norma bounced back and forth between living with Grace's dif...

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...ith the president. Rumor has it that she was also having an affair with Bobby Kennedy before her death (Wikipedia).

Shortly before her shocking death, she started seeing Joe DiMaggio again. She realized that she was still head over heels for him and agreed to re marry the love of her life. They set a wedding date for August 8, 1962. Sadly she never made it to their wedding, because, she died 3 days shy of it (Wikipedia).

August 5, 1962 at the young age of 36, Marilyn Monroe died. The cause of death is still unsure of today, many say that it was from a drug overdose. The authorities tried to say that it was a suicide, but nobody would agree upon that. For 20 years after her death, Joe had flowers sent to her grave stone on a weekly basis. This was a promise he had made to her while they were first married, and he lived up to it until he died (Wikipedia).
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