When was Marilyn
June 1, 1926 at 9:30am, General Hospital, Los Angeles
What name was given to her at
Norma Jeane Mortenson
is her real name, the name she was baptized on?
Norma Jeane Baker
Marilyn Monroe raised?
In a succession of two foster homes, with her mother, and in an orphanage
What schools did she attend?
Emerson Jr. High, Los Angeles Van Nuys High (Van Nuys, California), UCLA
Who were her parents?
Mother: Gladys Monroe (m. Baker, m. Mortenson, m. Eley)
Father: C. Stanley Gifford
(He was the life-time-partner of Marilyn Monroe's mother until
Marilyn Monroe was born.)
Who were her grandparents?
Grandmother: Della Hogan (m. Monroe)
Grandfather: Otis Monroe
Did she have
any brothers and sisters?
One stepsister: Berniece Inez Baker (m. Miracle) and one stepbrother: Robert Kermit Baker
(died at age
How many times was she married?
3: James E. Dougherty, Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller (respectively)
What were her measurements?
Even though they fluctuated over the years - they ranged from a 36-24-34 in 1945 to a
37-23-37 in 1956.
What were her sizes?
Dress size: 12 Pant size: 8 Shoe size: 7AA
Bra size: 36D
How many toes did she have?
10; Even though there is a false rumor that she had 6 toes on each foot, photographs show
otherwise, and people who knew her say that she was perfect in all her measurements and
Was her name really misspelled
as it rolled over the screen credit in her first film test?
Yes, it was Jean without the "e" on the end of it.
When was Marilyn Monroe's first
She married Jim Dougherty at the age of 16 in 1942
When Jim Dougherty was called to military service in 1944, where did she
She went to live with her mother-in-law.
When did Marilyn Monroe divorce Jim Dougherty?
They were divorced in September of 1946.
When did she begin seeing baseball
great, Joe DiMaggio?
1952, during filming the movie Monkey Business
When did she marry Joe DiMaggio?
They were married in 1954 in San Francisco but the marriage ended on October 27, 1954
(just 9 months after tying the knot).
Did Marilyn Monroe really appear on the cover of the debut Playboy
Yes; in the December 1953
Is it true that Marilyn
Monroe's walk in Niagara is what made her famous?
It has been said that it helped to make her famous. Marilyn Monroe's walk, all 116 feet of
until then was the longest walk in cinema history.
What happened on September 15,
She shot the famous skirt-blowing scene from The Seven Year Itch.
When did Marilyn Monroe marry Arthur Miller?
Married in a civil ceremony on June 29, 1956 and had a Jewish ceremony on July 1, 1956
When did she divorce Arthur Miller?
June 20, 1961; the day of President Kennedy's inauguration
On May 16, 1961, what did Marilyn
In an evening gown, she sang "Happy Birthday" as part of a medley within
"Thanks for the Memory" to celebrate President Kennedy's 45th
How did she get to do this?
Kennedy's brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford, asked Marilyn
Monroe to do the finale of the gala.
How much did an admission ticket cost for this
Between 3 and 1000 dollars
When was her last public
June 1, 1962
When did she first appear on the
cover of Life magazine?
April 7, 1952
When did she appear on the cover of Life magazine for the last time before
June 22, 1962
When was Marilyn
Monroe's last photo-sitting and who was the photographer?
On July 6, 1962, with photographer Allan Grand for Life magazine
When did she gave her last interview?
August 3, 1962, in Life magazine
When and where did she die?
In the night from Saturday, August 4 to Sunday, August 5, 1962 at the age of 36. She was found
nude in bed with neither signs of violence
nor a suicide note in her house in Brentwood, California
Where is she buried and when was
Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery; August 8, 1962
When was her death certificate
August 28, 1962
When did her mother die?
Her mother Gladys Perl Monroe (m. Baker, m. Mortenson, m. Eley) died aged 83 as
Gladys Eley, March 11, 1984, Gainesville Florida