Where did marilyn monroe grew up

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where did marilyn monroe grew up

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli

From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture.
When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyns world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyns own mental illness, the identity of Marilyns father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedys-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Explosive, revelatory, and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century.
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48 Photos Of Norma Jeane Mortenson Before She Became Marilyn Monroe

Actress Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of Monroe was named Norma Jeane Mortenson at birth (later baptized as Norma Jeane Baker). Growing up, Monroe spent much of her time in foster care and in an In the mids Monroe grew tired of bubbly, dumb blonde roles.
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Marilyn Monroe Biography

Famous for playing comic " blonde bombshell " characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the s and early s and was emblematic of the era's changing attitudes towards sexuality. Born and raised in Los Angeles , Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at the age of While working in the Radioplane Company in as part of the war effort during World War II , she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career. The work led to short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox and Columbia Pictures After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in

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Decades after Marilyn Monroe's death, the film actress and model has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. Norma Jean Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe, experienced a disrupted, loveless childhood that included two years at an orphanage.

You see, I was brought up differently from the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy. Though Marilyn Monroe 's difficult journey along the path to Hollywood stardom is often traced back to her early career as a model, her connections to the movie industry go back much further. With the benefit of hindsight, it would be easy to claim that these childhood brushes with Hollywood foretold her future career in show business, but in reality, many Los Angeles natives at one time or another have found themselves connected to "the industry. Marilyn was no exception. Her mother, Gladys Baker Mortenson, worked as a film cutter at Consolidated Film Industries, a processing lab for the Hollywood studios, at the time of Marilyn's birth.


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