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1. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at the age of sixteen.
While working in a radioplane factory in 1944 as part of the war effort, she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career.
The work led to short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox (1946-1947) and Columbia Pictures (1948).
2.Monroe's early childhood was stable and happy. While Gladys was mentally and financially unprepared for a child, she was able to place Monroe with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender in the rural town of Hawthorne soon after the birth.
They raised their foster children according to the principles of evangelical Christianity.
At first, Gladys lived with the Bolenders and commuted to work in Los Angeles, until longer work shifts forced her to move back to the city in early 1927.
3. Although the Bolenders wanted to adopt Monroe, by the summer of 1933, Gladys felt stable enough for Monroe to move in with her and bought a small house in Hollywood.
They shared it with lodgers, actors George and Maude Atkinson and their daughter, Nellie. Some months later, in January 1934, Gladys had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
After several months in a rest home, she was committed to the Metropolitan State Hospital.
4. Monroe had no film roles during the first months of her contract and instead dedicated her days to acting, singing and dancing classes. Eager to learn more about the film industry and in order to promote herself, she spent time at the studio lot to observe others working. Her contract was renewed in February 1947, and she was soon given her first two film roles.
Monroe had no film roles during the first months of her contract and instead dedicated her days to acting, singing and dancing classes.
5. Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry.
Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 as the third child of Gladys Pearl Baker (née Monroe, 1902-1984).
Gladys was a flapper and worked as a film negative cutter at Consolidated Film Industries.
When she was fifteen, Gladys married a man nine years her senior.
6. She filed for divorce in 1921, and Baker took the children with him to his native Kentucky.Monroe was not told that she had a sister until she was twelve, and met her for the first time as an adult.
Monroe became a ward of the state, and her mother's friend, Grace McKee Goddard, took responsibility over her and her mother's affairs.
Monroe had no film roles during the first months of her contract and instead dedicated her days to acting, singing and dancing classes.
7. In late 1944, Monroe met photographer David Conover, who had been sent by the U.S. Army Air Forces' First Motion Picture Unit (FMPU) to the factory to shoot morale-boosting pictures of female workers. Although none of her pictures were used by the FMPU, she quit working at the factory in January 1945 and began modeling for Conover and his friends. She moved out of her in-laws' home, defying them and her husband, and signed a contract with the Blue Book Model Agency in August 1945.
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