Marilyn Monroe Quotes
Marilyn Monroe was noted for being one of the world’s first sex symbols. Her film career was brief but still influential.
She was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles. She was born as Norma Jeane Baker and had a difficult childhood. Her mother was in a mental institution and her father was never there for her. Monroe was thrown in and out of foster homes and was cared for by many friends of the family.
She would marry her first husband, Jimmy Dougherty, in 1942. They would divorce in 1946. In fact, she hardly got to be with Dougherty because he was in the Pacific Ocean throughout World War II.
Monroe was found by a modeling agency while she was working in a munitions factory during the war. She was found to be interesting and was hired as a model but she was more interested in being in the movies.
In 1946 she signed a movie deal. She dyed her hair to create its unique blonde appearance and also legally had her name changed to the more marketable Marilyn Monroe.
Monroe’s first film was 1948’s Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! However, much of her footage was cut. Later that year she appeared in Ladies of the Chorus and had two musical numbers in that film.
She started out in a number of smaller roles in films in the early part of her career. This included a supporting role alongside Bette Davis in All About Eve. In 1952 she got her first ever lead role by starring in Don’t Bother to Knock.
Monroe then became a huge star in a variety of films. These included mostly movies with some comedic or musical aspects. Some of the movies she made in the mid-1950s included the Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire. She even performed concerts for private events with one famous concert being for American troops in Korea.
In 1954 she married baseball star Joe DiMaggio. However, they divorced in less than a year.
Monroe entered the Actor’s Studio in New York in 1955 as a means of studying acting. She wanted to expand her acting range. This can be easily seen in the 1956 film Bus Stop.
In 1956 she married playwright Arthur Miller. During the marriage Monroe was unsuccessful at trying to have children. She also started up a production company but that company went under after one film.
Monroe starred in the comedy Some Like it Hot in 1959. She won a Golden Globe for her performance. The film was voted in 2000 by the American Film Institute as the greatest American comedy of all time.
Monroe starred in a film written by Miller, the Misfits, in 1961. Her marriage to Miller ended in that same year. It is believed to be from how Monroe was upset after co-star Clark Gable died shortly after the film was made. She never married again after this divorce. However, some people created rumors suggesting that she was in a relationship with John or Robert Kennedy.
Monroe died on August 5, 1962. She died from a drug overdose although some suspected it was a suicide or murder.
Monroe is still a very popular sex symbol to this day. In fact, her estate has been earning around ten million dollars a year in recent time. And even to date Marilyn Monroe quotes are the most sought after lines for her followers!
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