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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)

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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother was a film-cutter at RKO Studios who, widowed and mentally ill, abandoned her to sequence of foster homes. She was almost smothered to death at two, nearly raped at six. At nine, the LA Orphans' Home paid her a nickel a month for kitchen work while taking back a penny every Sunday for church. At sixteen, she worked in an aircraft plant and married a man she called Daddy; he went into the military, she modeled, they divorced in 1946. Read more...

Actor

Character: Grunion's Client

Love Happy 1949

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Character: Miss Casswell

All About Eve 1950

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Character: Miss Lois Laurel

Monkey Business 1952

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Character: Nell Forbes

Don't Bother to Knock 1952

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Character: Annabel Jones Norris

We're Not Married! 1952

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Character: Pola Debevoise

How to Marry a Millionaire 1953

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Character: Rose Loomis

Niagara 1953

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Character: Kay Weston

River of No Return 1954

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Character: Sugar Kane Kowalczyk

Some Like It Hot 1959

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Character: Angela Phinlay

The Asphalt Jungle 1950

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Character: Extra at Square Dance

Green Grass of Wyoming 1948

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Character: Roslyn Taber

The Misfits 1961

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Character: Actress 'Some Like It Hot'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Herself

Heels 0

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Character: Miss Casswell

Bette Davis 0

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Character: Roslyn Taber

Clark Gable 0

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Character: Roslyn Taber in 'The Misfits'

Richard Gere 0

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