Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Norma Jeane Baker Mortensen

nee Norma Jeane Mortensen (Eng. Norma Jeane Mortensen), the baptism of Norma Jean Baker (Eng. Norma Jeane Baker).

The legendary American actress, singer.

Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles (USA). Her mother, Gladys Monroe Baker, a girl named in honor of the then popular actress Norms Talmadge. Father named Gladys Martin Mortensen, but by the time they have left, and that paternity is in doubt. At the age of two weeks, Norma was given to a foster home, where she lived for six years.

June 19, 1942 Norma married Jim Dougherty, and then dropped out of school and moved in with him. A year after the wedding, he was employed in the merchant navy, and Norma Jean went to work in an aircraft factory. After a while she casts factory to start her modeling career. At the end of 1944, when Norma Jean worked on “Radio Plein”there appeared an army photographer to photograph the women performing military order for the magazine to raise the morale of the soldiers. He invited her to pose for $ 5 an hour, and Norma Jean agreed. In 1988 the magazine”Penthouse”published sensational material that was found movie erotic content filmed in 1944 with the participation of the norm. Subsequently, however, the experts came to the conclusion that the girl on the record, called”Striptease and a bottle of Coca-Cola” was not Marilyn. On Christmas Eve 1945 Doherty said that she has to choose just one thing: shooting for magazines or to be his wife. September 13, 1946 they divorced.

In August 1946, Norma received a promise of a contract for the film studio “Twentieth Century Fox”, which took her showgirl. In the studio and gave it the name by which she later became famous – Marilyn Monroe. Last Monroe belonged to her grandmother.

In October 1948 was released in rent the movie “Ladies of the Chorus”, created at the studio “Columbia Pictures”. It was the first film in which Marilyn spoke and sang. He was very poor, but about her voice spoke very favorably.

Marilyn Monroe gets a seven-year contract with the studio, “Twentieth Century Fox”and in the film”The Asphalt Jungle” in the title role. A teacher of dramatic art becomes a famous actress in Hollywood, an immigrant from Germany (nevertheless known to all as a native of Russia) Natasha Leytess. The film was released in the summer of 1950 and was the birth of cinema as an actress Marilyn. After that, she starred in several films in small roles. Since things were really bad, Marilyn began to pose for calendars in the nude. But after some time the scandal broke, when someone saw a resemblance between the girl with a calendar and a famous actress. Around the same time, Marilyn begins to use tranquilizers, prescribed in the studio while doctors all popular actors, which usually led to their addiction.

In January 1954, she married baseball star Joe DiMaggio. This marriage lasted only nine months.

In March 1954, Marilyn received the “Most Popular Actress».

Once marriage to DiMaggio studio “Twentieth Century Fox”invited her to star in the musical”There is no better business than show business».

In January 1955, Marilyn announced the creation of a private corporation “Marilyn Monroe Productions,” in which she is the president and owner of a controlling stake.

Back in 1950, Marilyn met with the playwright Arthur Miller, but then they parted and met again in 1955. By the time he was divorced, and from a previous marriage, he had two children. In the summer of 1956 they were married. This marriage was the longest they have lived together for four and a half years and divorced January 20, 1961.

In 1951, Marilyn met with John Kennedy, who later became president of the United States. Since 1954, they have entered into an affair and were close until 1960.

At the beginning of June 1958 Monroe arrived in Los Angeles, where he began shooting the film “Some Like It Hot”(“Some Like It Hot”). She reprized the role of the singer in jazz. During operation, Monroe was constantly inflated and arranged many tantrums. The phrase, which consisted of three words often required not less than sixty-five doubles. Her”stimulus”was the actor Tony Curtis, whose character in the course of the film falls in love. Marilyn Monroe did not perceived the handsome Hollywood. She could not help it, and shooting pictures frequently suspended. All waited for Monroe to calm down. September 15, Marilyn visited the hospital”cedars of Lebanon” for examination and stayed there for three days. She suffered from nervous exhaustion.

When the work on the film ended, Wilder said: “I am the only director, made with two whole Monroe film. Justice requires that the Directors Guild applied for awarding me the Order “Purple Heart”. Arthur Miller has demanded a public apology for his words, but Wilder was able to escape from it. However, after a few years the director spoke of Monroe another: “As a comedienne, with its keen sense of comic dialogue, it was just brilliant. It was a gift from God ».

In April, May and June 1959 the film “Some Like It Hot” was at the top of popularity. By the end of 1960 net income from its rental was $ 18 million. It was a real triumph Monroe But professional success coincided with a personal tragedy. Marilyn once again had to abandon the hope of becoming a mother.

The director George Cukor for a long time could not find an actor to a leading role in the film involving Monroe “make love” (1960). All celebrities – Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Gregory Peck, Yul Brynner – under one pretext or another refused to participate in the filming. And when the director has already started to panic, he came to the rescue of a European acquaintance Miller – Yves Montand. Together with his wife Simone Signoret, he came to New York concerts.

Marilyn in a duet with Yves Montand. Actors widen the scope of banal design (millionaire impersonating a poor actor to win the heart of his lady). Spectacular, slowly retracting the rhythm of human relations, in our eyes – a genuine passion.

When working with Yves on the set and in the life of Monroe was collected, quiet, compliant. The charming Frenchman Marilyn found that women are referred to as “the man of my dreams.”Filming”Let’s make love”(in Europe it was called”Billionaire”) has never been broken. She led them in the same breath. Marilyn distinguished excellent performance of song and dance numbers.

affair with Yves developed rapidly. “It’s natural – Monroe said – we were made for each other. Arthur needs an intellectual, with whom he could talk. Like Simone. And Yves need me. ” But it turned out in the worst way. Montand was unable to leave his wife.

Marilyn Monroe died on the night of August 5, 1962 in Brentwood (California, USA) at age 36 from a lethal dose of sleeping pills (the official version). Actress was buried at the memorial cemetery in Westwood Village, West Los Angeles.

prizes and awards

Award “The Best Young Box Office Personality”, 1952

Award “David di Donatello” (1958):

Special Prize for Best Actress (“The Prince and the chorus girl”)

Award “Golden Globe”:

1959 – Best Actress, Comedy / Musical (“Some Like It Hot”)

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