Marilyn Monroe FAQ

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When was Marilyn Monroe born?
June 1, 1926 at 9:30am, General Hospital, Los Angeles

What name was given to her at birth?
Norma Jeane Mortenson

What is her real name, the name she was baptized on?
Norma Jeane Baker

Where was 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 Christmas before 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 14)

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 dimensions.

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 marriage?
She married Jim Dougherty at the age of 16 in 1942

When Jim Dougherty was called to military service in 1944, where did she go?
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 magazine issue?
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 it, up until then was the longest walk in cinema history.

What happened on September 15, 1954?
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 Monroe do?
In an evening gown, she sang "Happy Birthday" as part of a medley within "Thanks for the Memory" to celebrate President Kennedy's 45th birthday.

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 event?
Between 3 and 1000 dollars

When was her last public appearance?
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 her death?
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 the funeral?
Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery; August 8, 1962

When was her death certificate signed?
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

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