Biography of Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson and baptised Norma Jeane Baker, was born June 1, 1926. Monroe is known for her beauty, comedic acting roles and screen presence. She is one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and early 1960s. During the later part of her career, she worked towards serious roles and her fame grew past any other entertainer of her time.
Monroe was married three times, James Dougherty, Joe Dimaggio, and Arthur Miller. Her first marriage, to Dougherty, ended after her plans to pursue modeling had surfaced. Their marriage is often controversial, as many claims by Dougherty have been contradicted.
Monroe's most famous marriage was with the New York Yankee's Joe Dimaggio. After Monroe's death, Dimaggio arranged for a half-dozen roses to be sent to her crypt three times a week for 20 years. He is Monroe's only former husband to not publicize their marriage and relationship.
Before Marilyn's last marriage, to Arthur Miller, she converted from Christianity to Judaism. After the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl, Monroe discovered she was pregnant. However, she suffered from endometriosis, and the pregnancy was found to be ectopic. After their divorce and her death, Miller began exploiting their relationship by creating plays with women similar to Monroe. He also spoke in his autobiography about their relationship and made appearances in documentaries involving her.
Monroe was also involved with both John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Although both were considered lust related, Robert Kennedy's was also based on intellectual attachment. Both relationships ended horribly with the Kennedy's failing to break the news to Monroe that they no longer wanted an affair. Dimaggio later stated, "the Kennedy's killed her."
Monroe died on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36. Her death was classified as probable suicide. Many individuals including Jack Clemmons, the first LAPD Police officer to arrive at the scene, believed she was murdered.