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James Dougherty (I) (1921–2005)

James Dougherty was born on April 12, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA as James Edward Dougherty. He was married to Rita Lambert, Patricia Scoman and Marilyn Monroe. He died on August 15, 2005 in San Rafael, California. See full bio »

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 2003 Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina (Documentary) (special thanks: James Dougherty Fund)
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 2004 Marilyn's Man (Documentary)
 2002-2003 Larry King Live (TV Series)
Himself - Guest / Himself
- Episode dated 5 August 2003 (2003) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 12 December 2002 (2002) ... Himself
 2001 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
- The Many Loves of Marilyn Monroe (2001) ... Himself
 2000 The Final Day (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Marilyn Monroe (2000) ... Himself
 1996 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
- Marilyn Monroe (1996) ... Himself
 1994 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess (1994) ... Himself
 1967 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 April 1967 (1967) ... Contestant
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
- The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966) ... Himself
 1966 The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (Documentary)
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 1996 We Remember Marilyn (Video documentary)

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In his books - "The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe" and "To Norma Jeane With Love, Jimmie" - he claims he and Monroe were in love and would have lived happily ever after had not dreams of stardom lured her away. By contrast, Monroe always maintained theirs was a marriage of convenience, foisted upon them by her guardian, Grace Goddard, who paid Dougherty to take the then-Norma Jeane Baker out... See more »

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