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Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962)


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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Love, Marilyn (Documentary) (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You", "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It", "I'm Gonna File My Claim")
 2011 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... (performer: "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend")
 2011 Shooting the Hollywood Stars (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Some Like It Hot" - uncredited)
 2010/I Burlesque (performer: "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (Swing Cats Mix)")
 2010 Desperate Housewives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Excited and Scared (2010) ... (writer: "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" - uncredited)
 2009 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.91 (2009) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round One: Part 2 (2009) ... (performer: "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" - uncredited)
 2008 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Six Month Leave (2008) ... (performer: "I'm Through With Love" - uncredited)
 2008 Vita da Star: Cristiano Malgioglio (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "A Little Girl from Little Rock" - uncredited)
 2007 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Joyce and Sharon Monroe (2007) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 2007 Hoge bomen: Pioniers (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Simon van Collem (2007) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2006 La imagen de tu vida (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (2006) ... (performer: "Happy Birthday to You")
 2005 The Comeback (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Valerie Stands up for Aunt Sassy (2005) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 2002-2004 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.4 (2004) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
- Episode #2.7 (2002) ... (performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy")
 1999-2004 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Böser Onkel (2004) ... (performer: "Teach Me Tiger")
- Neues Leben (1999) ... (performer: "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" - uncredited)
 2001 Hårde drenge danser ikke (Documentary) (performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy")
 2001 Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Happy Birthday to You")
 2001 Lukas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Der 18. Geburtstag (2001) ... (performer: "Happy Birthday, Mr. President", "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 1999-2001 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Diebe der Liebe (2001) ... (performer: "Happy Birthday" - uncredited)
- Eine schwere Entscheidung (2001) ... (performer: "You'd Be Surprised" - uncredited)
- Feuer und Flamme (1999) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
- Zwei Männer am Herd (1999) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 2001 Town & Country (performer: "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (1953))
 2001 Russian Doll (performer: "Kiss")
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Movie) (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 1998 Little Voice (performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (1938))
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It", "Heat Wave" - uncredited)
 1994 Florida Lady (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Zu zweit allein (1994) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You")
 1993 The Kennedy Years: JFK Remembered (Documentary short) (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You")
 1993 Aqui na Terra (performer: "I WANT BE LOVED BY YOU")
 1992 Die Hausmeisterin (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Möglich ist alles... (1992) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
 1991 Guilty by Suspicion (performer: "BYE, BYE BABY", "DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND")
 1989 Heavy Petting (Documentary) (performer: "Old Black Magic")
 1987 Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (Documentary) (performer: "Happy Birthday to You" (1893), "Kiss" (1953), "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (1953), "The River of No Return" (1954), "That Old Black Magic" (1942) - uncredited)
 1983 Der Andro-Jäger (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lieber schön und reich (1983) ... (performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" - uncredited)
 1980 Raging Bull (performer: "Bye, Bye Baby" (1953))
 1974 And Now My Love (performer: "Bye Bye Baby")
 1968 Handicap (Short) (performer: "I'm Just A Little Girl From Little Rock")
 1965 The Love Goddesses (Documentary) (performer: "I Wanna be Loved by You")
 1962 President Kennedy's Birthday Salute (TV Movie) (performer: "Happy Birthday To You")
 1960 Let's Make Love ("INCURABLY ROMANTIC") / (performer: "LET'S MAKE LOVE", "SPECIALIZATION", "INCURABLY ROMANTIC", "MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY")
 1959 Some Like It Hot (performer: "Runnin' Wild" (1922), "Sugar Blues" (1920), "I Wanna Be Loved by You" (1928), "I'm Thru with Love" (1931), "Some Like It Hot" (1958), "Sugar Blues - Runnin' Wild" - uncredited)
 1956 Bus Stop (performer: "That Old Black Magic" (1942) - uncredited)
 1955 The Seven Year Itch (performer: "Chopsticks" (1877) - uncredited)
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business (performer: "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It", "Heat Wave", "Lazy", "You'd Be Surprised", "A Man Chases a Girl (Until She Catches Him)" - uncredited)
 1954 River of No Return (performer: "River of No Return", "I'm Gonna File My Claim", "One Silver Dollar", "Down in the Meadow" - uncredited)
 1953 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Honolulu Trip (1953) ... (performer: "Bye Bye Baby" - uncredited)
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (performer: "When Love Goes Wrong" (1953), "A Little Girl from Little Rock" (1949) (uncredited), "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (1949) (uncredited), "Bye Bye Baby" (1949) (uncredited))
 1953 Niagara (performer: "Kiss" - uncredited)
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk (performer: "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are" - uncredited)
 1948 Ladies of the Chorus (performer: "Every Baby Needs a Da Da Daddy", "Anyone Can Tell I Love You", "The Ladies of the Chorus")
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Other Works:

Radio program: "Martin and Lewis Show" on February 24. Also on the program to congratulate the winner of Redbook Magazine's 14th annual movie award were Marilyn Monroe, Julie Harris, Leslie Caron and others. Marilyn joins the comic duo in a comedy sketch. See more »

Publicity Listings:

18 Biographical Movies | 73 Print Biographies | 24 Portrayals | 64 Articles | 51 Pictorials | 158 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Norma Jean Baker | Norma Jeane Dougherty | Merilin Monro

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

How or why I can act - and I'm not sure I can - is the thing for me to understand. The torture, let alone the day to day happenings - the pain one cannot explain to another. See more »

Trivia:

Good friends with Milton H. Greene. See more »

Trademark:

Voluptuous figure See more »

Nickname:

The Blonde Bombshell See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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