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I see now that I was temperamental. I didn't cooperate with publicity. I didn't want to do cheesecake, not because my legs were bad, because they aren't. My entire training was as an actress and I didn't want to submit to the starlet routine. If I had it to do over again, I would do it differently. I realize now that cheesecake and publicity are an important part of the movie business. -- JL, on ...
A young Norma Jeane Baker (later sex goddess Marilyn Monroe
) lived in a foster home situation with Jody's stepmother, Grace McKee, a good friend of her mother Gladys Baker and a film librarian for Columbia Studios, on and off for several years (1935-1942). It was supposedly Grace who paid for Norma Jeane's singing, dancing and piano lessons and she became Norma Jeane's legal guardian when her ...