Probably the most celebrated of all actresses, Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles General Hospital. Prior to her birth, Marilyn's father bought a motorcycle and headed north to San Francisco, abandoning the family in Los Angeles. Marilyn grew up not knowing for sure who her father really was...See full bio »
1987Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend
(performer: "Happy Birthday to You" 1893 - uncredited, "Kiss" 1953 - uncredited, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" 1953 - uncredited, "The River of No Return" 1954 - uncredited, "That Old Black Magic" 1942 - uncredited)
1954There's No Business Like Show Business
(performer: "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It" - uncredited, "Heat Wave" - uncredited, "Lazy" - uncredited, "You'd Be Surprised" - uncredited, "A Man Chases a Girl Until She Catches Him" - uncredited)
1954River of No Return
(performer: "River of No Return" - uncredited, "I'm Gonna File My Claim" - uncredited, "One Silver Dollar" - uncredited, "Down in the Meadow" - uncredited)
1953Gentlemen 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)
[on John F. Kennedy] When he has finished his achievements, he will take his place with Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and [Franklin D. Roosevelt] as one of our greatest Presidents. I'm glad he has [Robert F. Kennedy]. It's like the Navy. The President is the Captain and Bobby is his Executive Officer. Bobby would do absolutely anything for his brother...
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The dress Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade John F. Kennedy, on May 19, 1962 at his birthday celebration was so tight, that it had to be sewn onto her. She had to sit still for approximately an hour.
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