Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Female 1926 - 1962  (36 years)    Has 4 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Marilyn Monroe 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1 Jun 1926  Los Angeles Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Aug 1962 
    Person ID I167007  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2002 

    Father Charles Stanley Gifford 
    Mother Gladys Pearl Monroe,   b. 1902,   d. 1984  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F147483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F147484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fred Karger,   b. 13 Feb 1916,   d. 5 Aug 1979, Santa Monica, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2003 
    Family ID F174558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Johnny Hyde 
    Married 1949 
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Living 
    Last Modified 17 May 2002 
    Family ID F148730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Marlon Brando,   b. 3 Apr 1924, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 2004, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Francis Albert Sinatra,   b. 12 Dec 1915, Hoboken, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1998, Hoboken New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1954 
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Joe DiMaggio,   b. 25 Nov 1914, Martinez, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1999, Hollywood, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1954 
    Divorced 6 Oct 1954 
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F67409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 Arthur Asher Miller,   b. 17 Oct 1915, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 Jun 1956  White Plains, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Jan 1961 
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 9 Yves Montand,   b. 13 Oct 1921, Monsummano Alto, Tuscany, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1991, Senlis, Oise, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1960 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 10 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy,   b. 29 May 1917, Brookline, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1963, Dallas, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1961 
    Last Modified 26 May 2006 
    Family ID F67408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Recordings
    Happy birthday Mr. President
    Happy birthday Mr. President
    Marily Monroe sings for John Kennedy

  • Notes 
    • The evening before she died she was visited by Peter Lawford and Robert Kennedy

      Her mother was a film-cutter at RKO who, widowed and insane, 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 taking back a penny every Sunday for church. At sixteen she worked in an aircraft plant and married a man she called Daddy; he went into the military, she modeled, they divorced in 1946. She owned 200 books (including Tolstoy, Whitman, Milton), listened to Beethoven records, studied acting at the Actors' lab in Hollywood, and took literature courses at UCLA downtown. 20th Century Fox gave her a contract but let it lapse a year later. In 1948 Columbia gave her a six-month contract, turned her over to coach Natasha Lytess and featured her in the B movie "Ladies of the Chorus" for which she sang two numbers. Joseph Mankiewicz saw her in a small part in Asphalt Jungle, The (1950) and put her in "All About Eve", because of which 20th Century re-signed her to a seven-year contract. Niagara (1953) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) launched her as a sex symbol superstar. When she went to a supper honoring her Seven Year Itch, The (1955) she arrived in a red chiffon gown borrowed from the studio (she had never owned a gown). The same year she married and divorced baseball great Dimaggio, Joe (their wedding night was spent in Paso Robles CA). After "Itch" she wanted serious acting to replace the sexpot image and went to New York's Actors Studio. She worked with director Lee Strasberg and also underwent psychoanalysis to learn more about herself. Critics praised her transformation in Bus Stop (1956) and the press was stunned by her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller. True to form, she had no veil to match her beige wedding dress so she dyed one in coffee; he wore one of the two suits he owned. They went to England that fall where she made "The Prince and the Showgirl" with Lawrence Olivier, fighting with him and falling further prey to alcohol and pills. Two miscarriages and gynecological surgery followed. So did an affair with Yves Montand. Work on her last picture Misfits, The (1961), written for her by departing husband Miller) was interrupted by exhaustion. She was dropped from "Something's Got to Give" due to chronic lateness and drug dependency.


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