Brought into harsh conditions Marilyn rarely spent time with her mother, and no time with her father (“Marilyn Monroe 1”). Monroe experienced brutal conditions starting at the age of two when she was nearly smothered to death, and almost raped at the age of six. Also through her rough childhood she was tossed through numerous foster homes and an orphanage (“Marilyn Monroe 2”). To avoid another orphanage stay at the age of sixteen, a family friend organized a marriage proposal (“Marilyn Monroe 3”) After marriage, “Norma Jeane took the job in an airline plant, part of world war II factory effort, and worked first as a parachute inspector, than as a paint sprayer” (Lewis). As Monroe had a brutal childhood, she also had challenging relationships with her family members.
She was Longing for love in her life, and was divorced multiple times. At the end of her days, she ran into problems such as drugs and never escaped them. Marilyn Monroe had a tragic end to life, nut her legacy still lives on today. She was born June 1, 1926 in los Angelo’s, California. Her real mothers name is Gladys Mortenson and died of Paranoid Schizophrenic.
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The traumatic childhood of Marilyn Monroe is well document being that when she became famous she had no problem with telling her story. Monroe was the daughter of Gladys Monroe Baker Mortensen. Marilyn Monroe’s father has never been positively identified (Hendrickson, 2000). Monroe’s relationship with her mother was rocky and to say the least, lack thereof being that her mother was mentally unstable and eventually became institutionalized. This caused Marilyn to grow up in a succession of foster homes, orphanages, and guardianships, where she suffered abuse.
When she was a measly 15 months old, her father died, ultimately from an epileptic seizure, leaving her mother to take care of her and her brother. When Streisand went away for camp, her mother remarried to a man named Louis Kind, unbeknownst to her daughter. She was also unaware of her mother’s pregnancy (“Barbra Streisand”).Streisand wanted to become a star, she wanted to sing, and she wanted to act. However, Streisand described her stepfather as being emotionally abusive, and her mother as unsupportive of her dreams. Her mother thought she was far too homely to make it in New York City.
She had awful memories from her childhood, which she could recall all too well. Marilyn’s mother was a film cutter at RKO studies, who was mentally ill, widowed, and had abandoned Marilyn to a series of foster homes (Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)). The identity of her father has remained a mystery, but some have claimed that it was Martin Edward Mortenson, and others have sad Charles Gifford. Her mother was mentally ill, and so not ready to take of Marilyn when she came home from the hospital, therefore her mother sent her off to foster care for the next few years. Later on, she reclaimed Marilyn, but a subsequent mental breakdown, forced her to be institutionalized at the state hospital (Marilyn Monroe).
As a child, Eleanor suffered many family deaths. Her mother was the first to die when Eleanor was still at a young age. Heaven forbid, her mother didn't think Eleanor was pretty enough for her glamorous life. She died when Eleanor Roosevelt was 8 years old (National First Ladies', par. 6), leaving her to live with her grandmother because her father was sent to a mental institution.
Marilyn was born as Norma Jeane Baker on June 1 1926 (“Marilyn Monroe” Bio online) to Gladys Pearl Baker who was a film technician (“Marilyn” Scribner online). Marliyn never completely knew either of her parents as a young child. Marilyn’s mother Gladys suffered from extreme mental illnesses and couldn’t parent Marilyn as she should (Peterson online). Glady’s also never had a close bond to Marilyn’s father C. Stanley Gifford (Marilyn Grolier 170), therefore, Marilyn was never introduced to her real father (“Marilyn Bio online).” Due to her mother suffering from a severe mental illness and the lack of attention from her real father, Marilyn spent many years with an alternate family. “Shortly after birth Norma Jeane (Marilyn Monroe) was sent 16 miles away to foster care” (Peterson online).
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