Marilyn Monroe Lorelei Buscher

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  • Marilyns birth

    Marilyns birth
    Marilyns birth name was Norma Jeane Mortenson. She was born on June 1st, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Marilyn's mom was Gladys Pearl Baker.
  • Marilyn's Mom Dies

    Marilyn's Mom Dies
    When Marilyn was 7 her mother Gladys Pearl Baker dies. So Marilyn was sent to live with one of Marilyn's moms friends Grace Gordon.
  • Childhood

    Childhood
    In 1937 Marilyn's mom could not take care of her because she was getting a sickness. So Marilyn's mom asked one of her friends Grace Gordon, to take care of Marilyn for a few years. Then in that same year Grace gave up Marilyn to an orphanage but then Grace took her back.
  • Marilyn's Choice

    Marilyn's Choice
    In 1942 Graces husband got a new job in a different place. But the couldn't bring Marilyn with them. So Marilyn had two choices, she could either go back to the orphanage or get married. Marilyn was only 16. But she chose to get married.
  • Marilyn's Marriage

    Marilyn's Marriage
    Marilyn got married to her boyfriend Jimmy Dougherty on June 19, 1942 at the age of 16. But at little bit later on Jimmy left to be a marine. So she was left alone for about 5 years.
  • Marilyn's Career

    Marilyn's Career
    By the time Jimmy was back from the marines Marilyn was already a model. Marilyn changed her name from Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe. Then the couple got devorced in the same year. Then Marilyn signed her first movie contract.
  • Marilyn's Performance

    In 1962 May 19th Marilyn sang to John F. Kennedy. Marilyn sang happy birthday to him for his birthday. Marilyn sang this right before Marilyn died. This was one of Marilyn Monroes famous performances people say now.
  • Marilyn Monroe Dies

    In 1962 Augest 5th Marilyn Monroe died. Marilyn died at the age of 36. But now people will always remember her for her famous acting.
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    Marilyn's Movies

    Over the 10 years Marilyn has been starring in many movies. She kept making movies until she died. Marilyn starred in movies for almost half of her life. When she was little she always wanted to be an actress, and she ended up as a famous actress that became history.