Person Sheet

Name Norma Jeane "Marilyn Monroe" MORTENSON, 11C1R
Birth 1 Jun 1926, Los Angeles, CA
Death 4 Aug 1962, Brentwood, Los Angeles Co. CA
Burial 8 Aug 1962, Corridor of Memories, Westwood Memorial Park, LA, CA
Alias/AKA Norma Jean Baker, Marilyn Monroe
Father Charles Stanley GIFFORD (1898-)
Mother Gladys Pearl MONROE BAKER ELEY (1900-1984)
Marriage 19 Jun 1942
Divorce Jun 1946
Marriage 14 Jan 1954, San Francisco, CA
Divorce 27 Oct 1954
3 Arthur MILLER
Marriage 29 Jun 1956
Divorce 20 Jan 1961
Children: Miscarriage (1957-1957)
Miscarriage (1958-1958)
Notes for Norma Jeane "Marilyn Monroe" MORTENSON
She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA, to Gladys Baker. As the identity of her father is undetermined, she was later baptized Norma Jeane Baker. Gladys had been a film-cutter at RKO studios, but psychological problems prevented her from keeping the job and she was eventually committed to a mental institution.

Norma Jeane spent most of her childhood in foster homes and orphanages until 1937, when she moved in with family friend Grace McKee Goddard. Unfortunately, when Grace's husband was transferred to the East Coast in 1942 the couple couldn't afford to take 16-year-old Norma Jeane with them. Norma Jeane had two options: return to the orphanage or get married.

On June 19, 1942 she wed her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty, whom she had been dating for six months.
Last Modified 17 Jan 2002 Created 7 Dec 2002 by P. J. Wigington Mahan