June 1, 2017 all-day
June 1, 1926. American actress and sex symbol of the 50s, born at Los Angeles as Norma Jean Mortensen or Baker. She had an unstable childhood in a series of orphanages and foster homes. Her film career came to epitomize Hollywood glamour. In 1954 she wed New York Yankee legend Jolting Joe DiMaggio, but the marriage didnt last. Monroe remained fragile andinsecure, tormented by the pressures of Hollywood life. Her death from a drug overdose Aug 5, 1962, at Los Angeles, CA, shocked the world. Amongher films: The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop, Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Misfits.