Caption: Marilyn Monroe with Alan Ladd after receiving actor & actress awards at the Photoplay Gold Metal Awards dinner, 1954.
Soundtrack, Actress, Writer
Born: June 1, 1926
Star sign: Gemini
Height: 5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Known for: Some Like It Hot (1959), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
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 ...