To truly understand Marilyn Monroe, one must understand her early life. Marilyn Monroe was born in Las Angeles, California on June 1 1926 (Owings 16). Marilyn was born as Norma Jeane (Owings 16). Her mom worked in the film industry (Owings 16). Not able to take care of her, her mom put Marilyn up for adoption 12 days after birth (Owings 16).
On October 1, 1910 Bonnie Elizabeth Parker was born in Rowena, Texas. Her parents, Charles and Emma Parker, had a total of two children. At a young age Bonnie 's father died, and her family moved to a suburb in Dallas, known as “Cement City.” While in school in Dallas she was a bright student who enjoyed literature and language. Bonnie wrote poems such as “The Story Of Suicide Sal” and “The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde.” While in her second year of high school, Bonnie married her classmate, Roy Thornton. She was only sixteen.
In 1892, when Eleanor was eight years old, her mother passed away. Two years later, her father passes away as well. When she was a teenager, she was sent to school in England where she overcame her trait of being shy. Later on in life, in 1905, Eleanor married Franklin Roosevelt who was her fifth cousin once removed. Franklin was first elected in 1933, reelected in 1937, and then ran for a third term against the convention of serving two terms maximum and won.
Both her father and brother died of brain tumors when she was only 15 years old. Before they died they went to Europe to see the world and she got into some trouble for drugs. She managed to win a Scholarship to attend Linfield College. At Linfield college, she met Lou DeMattei in 1970, and soon after married him, they have been together ever since. In 1976 after a roommate committed suicide, she left the doctoral program and became a language development
Gertrude immediately married a new man by the name of Edward Guthrie. This marriage was doomed to fail however, as after 3 months Edward divorced Gertrude, causing her to remarry her former husband and abuser John Baniszewski. She had two more children with John and then once again divorced him for a final time. Once again, gertrude wasted no time in finding someone new. In 1963, she met a man by the name of Dennis Lee Wright.
Kenny and Claire Sparks are a working-class couple living in Dayton, Texas. The Sparks have been trying to have a child for seven years, when they finally conceive, Claire automatically knows she is having a boy and names him Landon. On October 23rd 1988 when Claire was just six months pregnant when she started bleeding causing Landon to be born ten weeks early and weigh only 3lbs 5oz. Kenny visits Landon before he is airlifted to Hermann hospital when he notices a mass on his spine and know his son will not survive. Kenny is told about the life Landon will have if he survived the 2 pronged surgeries which given the severity of the lesion would be lifeless and bedridden anyway.
Louis, Missouri named Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928. Being the second child and first daughter of Bailey Johnson, a doorman and Navy dietitian, and Vivian Baxter Johnson, a professional nurse and a card dealer. Getting her name from her brother, Bailey Jr. Further on with her parents divorce Maya and Bailey traveled from Long Beach, California to a Southern backwash of Stamps, Arkansas, specified as Maya’s birthplace. [Angelou Page 15] Living under the care of their grandmother, and somewhat paralyzed Uncle Willie, they lived in the town 's black quarter. Working in the family business Johnson General Merchandise store.
She got the name Maya because her brother couldn’t pronounce when he was little. At the age of three, Maya’s parents got a divorce and they were sent to live with their Grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. During her teenage years she was sent to live with her mother in Vivian Baxter, California. Maya began her career as
My nephew Michael has been a blessing in our lives since the day he was born. Even though the circumstances were less than happy. My sisters husband died when she was 2 months pregnant with Michael. That day she got a call saying they couldn 't find Mike, her husband, and she needed to get out there. You can only imagine everything she was feeling as she drove to the his work and what awaited her there was more than enough to last her multiple lifetimes.
When I was in my first year of medical school, I had to watch my cousin and best friend suffering because of Kidney Failure. It was a summer vacation and I was visiting my cousin who turned 19 years, and was living in a rural village far away from the capital Khartoum. When I saw her, I was terrified and I insisted that we take her to a hospital, so did my uncle who was a pharmacist. We borrowed neighbors’ truck, because there was no ambulance to call. After 2 hours of driving, we arrived to the hospital, the doctors told us that she has suffered from severe dehydration and as a results her kidney failed and she might need to be on a dialysis machine.