Marilyn Monroe Biography

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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). She was later adopted by Ida and Wayne Bolender (Owings 16). After a while, when Marilyn turned 7, her mom wanted to reclaim her (Owings 17). After that, she went back to her mom. She had a dog named Tippy(it was actually a stray), which was later killed by her neighbors (Owings 17). Apparently the dog annoyed the neighbors so much that they killed it. After that Marilyn was traumatized (Owings 17). During…show more content…
During that same time, Monroe entered a New York psychiatric clinic. After her brief hospitalization there she returned to the Fox studio to work on a film, but her erratic behavior betrayed severe emotional disturbance, and the studio discharged her in June 1962 (“Marilyn”). Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles bungalow on August 5, 1962, an empty bottle of sleeping pills by her side (“Marilyn”). Marilyn was just 36 years old when she died (“Marilyn”). Before her death she went to a interview for LIFE magazine and she was the top-billed actress of the decade, and her films grossed $200 million by 1962 (Marilyn UXL). She was found nude on her bed, face down, with a telephone in one hand (Marilyn UXL). Empty bottles of pills, prescribed to treat her depression, were littered around the room (Marilyn UXL). Marilyn died from barbiturate overdose (Marilyn UXL). Los Angeles police concluded that her death was “caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide” (Marilyn UXL). ¨Legendary film actress Marilyn Monroe will be remembered for her sensuous beauty, her acting talent, and her inner torment, which led ultimately to her death from a drug overdose in 1962¨

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