(2) Marilyn’s mom was Gladys Monroe Baker Mortenson. (6) When Marilyn was born her mom was sent to an institution for mental health on behalf of her being diagnosed with paranoia schizophrenia. (6) Marilyn says “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because had never belonged to anything or anyone else.”(8) This quote reflects on how she was treated and also how she felt when she was in foster care. When Marilyn was a child she felt unwanted, she would try to replace her mother and father through marriages and attaching herself to her foster families. (9) When Marilyn was young she was molested by her mother’s new husband.
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).
She started to model swimsuits and really turned her life around. She was put into many movies, and people remembered her for her blonde hair, and the sexy parts she played in some movies. Then her life went downhill again, when she started the use of drugs, and became dependent on them; therefore she was dropped from the movie she was working on. Studios did not want to take a chance on her because it would cost them thousands of dollars in delays, though she was only 36 years old. Marilyn happened to make, only 30 films in her lifetime, but her blonde, sexy image, and mysticism will remain in history forever.
Marilyn Monroe was originally named Norma Jeane Mortenson when she was born. When future fame took place in life she became known by her famous name Marilyn Monroe, or “the Blonde Bombshell.” Her hair wasn’t naturally blonde, it was actually brunette. Prior to her birth, her father left her and her mother, Gladys, to move to San Fransisco to find work due to the great poverty in their family. He never came back and he abandoned them. Gladys became quite the cat’s eye after he was out of the picture and had several men in her life.
I think that Murray’s stories had changed many times due to the fact that she was helping the Kennedys keep their secret. Finally we come to the cause of death. Monroe was said to have committed suicide by taking a surplus amount of prescription pills. According to Oliver Cyriax’s overview of the autopsy however, the evidence found would point away from an overdose: She died of a Nembutal overdose, with a 4.5 per cent barbiturates in her blood. But preliminary examination showed her kidneys were clean, strongly suggesting that her stomach was likewise free of drugs… (Cyriax
Gladys was a film cutter, who had her daughter unmarried, which at the time was seen as a not normal, and horrible thing. Marilyn Monroe had to face a difficult childhood to become the sex symbol she is known today. She never knew her father, and her mother, Gladys had psychotic issues, and was sent to live in a mental hospital. Marilyn said that earliest memories of her mother was her trying to suffocate her with a pillow. This caused her to live most of her life in a foster home, or an orphanage.
She has one of the most recognized faces in the world. Over forty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe‘s life and death is still in question. Her trademark platinum hair and beauty mark, her famous skirt-blowing scene, which eventually she became ashamed of because no one could see the woman who was intellectual had feelings and worked hard behind the glitter, the gold and the smiles. Everyone knew this Marilyn Monroe, but did anybody know Norma Jeane Baker? Marilyn Monroe was a Hollywood icon, maybe even a legend, but who was this luminous woman, and was the happy woman that everyone knew capable of killing herself?
In this paper, I will explain how (subordinating) Marilyn Monroe changed people’s lives and became one of the most recognized faces in the world. On July 1, 1926 Norma Jeane Mortenson was born. Jeane was born from a broken family her mother had a mental illness and her father was abusive. The responsibility fell on a friend of her mother. According to Barbra Leaming, who wrote Monroe’s biography, “It was 'Aunt Grace' who first encouraged Norma Jeane to believe that she was destined to be a star like Jean Harlow."
Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Brentwood home, on August 5, 1962 officially a victim of barbiturate overdose. Marilyn was 36. At 36, she made a statement- “I’m thirty-six and I’m just getting started.” She overdosed on sleeping pills. Marilyn was in the process of making a movie “Something’s Got to Give”, but was dropped from the movie because of chronic lateness and drug dependency. She died four months after she was fired.
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).